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02 Jan 2014
Astrophotography Timelapse, timelapse of Stars

First Astrophotography Timelapse

I had seen timelapse videos showing the stars in the night sky moving, showing the rotation of the earth, sometimes even showing the milky way as it traverses the night sky. Having done some research I found out that you need a digital shutter timer or intervalometer. I found one on Amazon for under €30 and the first attempt is shown below. I used ISO 2000, a 20 second shutter speed at f/4 using a Tamron 10-24 wide angle lens […]

09 Sep 2013
Longleat Safari Tiger Zoom Lend Photo of Tiger

How to ensure a well exposed photo using the exposure triangle

It’s often a problem when using a zoom lens, you zoom in and take the shot and you end up with a shot that’s not 100% sharp. This is because you were so far zoomed in that the camera was not steady enough to capture a sharp shot. A fraction of movement when zoomed in results in a large variation in the field of view which causes the unsharp shot. Even a camera on a tripod can result in an […]

13 Aug 2013
Peresid Meteor Shower - How to photograph the peresid / persid meteor shower

Photographing the Perseids meteor shower – My First Attempt

This is my first appempt at taking photos of The Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseids is a prolific meteor shower associated with the fragments from comet Swift-Tuttle and are called “The Perseids” because the point from which they originate, lies in the constellation of Perseus. Having checked the StarWalk app on the iPhone it seemed that the Perseids would be in the North East of the sky at about 11pm and the International Space Station would bass at 11:03pm. I chose […]