Shooting for the Stars: Canon EF 75-300mm Zoom Lens

Fall in line, trooper! Are you going to cry? Or is that the stellar glimmer of hope shining within your squinting eye? Tuck in your shirt, stand up straight and grab your standard issue Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens! I’ll see you on the training grounds. Canon’s EF 75-300mm is a popular lens of choiceContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: Canon EF 75-300mm Zoom Lens”

Glowing Gibbous

  Keyfra Photography kept her eye on the sky and noticed something full of craters—the Moon.   Earth’s ruinous satellite can easily be seen while it’s in a waning gibbous phase, and it tends to be observable throughout the early morning (depending on location). Which means many people are likely to see this particular phaseContinue reading “Glowing Gibbous”

Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!

One of the first stars I’ve become acquainted with in the night sky is the red supergiant Betelgeuse, featured as the orange star centered in the image above. Located on Orion’s left shoulder, its amber glow bleeds into blackened emptiness. Betelgeuse is one of those stars I remember seeing when I was younger, but atContinue reading “Orange…Fat…Oh! You Mean Betelgeuse!”

Shooting for Venus: A Perspective on Planetary Photography

  Venus is the goddess of beauty, so it’s only natural that you want photograph her. Oh. Wait. We’re talking about the planet. Nevermind. Venus (the planet) is a -4.6 magnitude object, and it’s about 18x brighter than Sirius, which is the brightest star in the night sky! In other words…Venus is pretty damn bright!Continue reading “Shooting for Venus: A Perspective on Planetary Photography”

Shooting for the Stars: A Perspective on Astrophotography

Are you tired of spending night after night under the stars and having nothing to show for it besides a handful of blurry, uninspiring, and disgusting images? What do you say? Are you ready to take the night back? Grab your camera! I’ll meet you outside!   Welcome to Starlight Boot Camp   No matterContinue reading “Shooting for the Stars: A Perspective on Astrophotography”