Awesome Journeys in Astrophotography #1
As a high school graduation gift my parents bought me the Sony A100, one of the first DSLR's. It worked great for my needs. It helped me in my collegiate journey and taught me the basics of photography and astrophotography. I used it on tons of projects throughout my college career.
It's biggest downside was that it didn't record video. I eventually gave it up as I wasn't using it anymore. It was clunky and I felt like my phone was taking better pictures.
I recently picked up a Nikon z6ii for work. My neighborhood is a "dark sky" community, and on clear nights, the stars are breathtaking! I was inspired to head outside on one particular nigh to try my hand at astrophotography, and I'm really pleased with the results! Still, I wasn't sure how to capture more specific celestial bodies, like galaxies, but I figured I'd start here. I don't have a telescope made to track objects, so I don't think I would have been able to get anything of quality. So I just took some pictures of the stars. You really forget how many there are in the sky, and how sensitive a camera can be when you open the shutter up for an extended period of time.
Over the next year or so, I'm hoping to get more into astrophotography. Hopefully I'll be able to capture some galaxies in the future. I'm looking forward to getting back into photography! Big thanks to Ryan Borden and Chris Attrell for tips on how to get my camera set up properly for astrophotography.
As a result, I'll be sharing more of my photography work soon. Cheers!