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: Canon EF 24mm Prime

Small, lightweight- yet image quality is crisp. I’m talkin’ about the Canon 24mm prime lens! This lens is coated to help combat ghosting and flaring, which is a plus when imaging a full moon or bright planet. Imaging near street lamps can induce flaring, despite this coating. Beware. Compared to the Canon 50mm Compact Macro,Continue reading “Shooting for the Stars: Canon EF 24mm Prime”