A large telescope in La Silla Observatory is exploring the universe under the spectacular southern sky in Chile. For my latest article on astrophotography, this appears on the cover of Feb 2020 issue of Sky & Telescope magazine (3rd slide), now available on stands and digitally on skyandtelescope.com.
S&T is the world’s most respected astronomy and stargazing magazine, started in 1930s. I had the pleasure to contribute for a long time but this one is particularly interesting, titled Shooting "Deepscapes”. I shared new and old-school techniques to capture striking nightscapes that reveals even deep-sky objects in a single exposure photograph. I continue to embrace single exposures since they have the joy of photography, power and originally, the value of moment and story. Nightscape images are mainly represented as nature documentary photos where we do not add, multiply, relocate natural elements, unless it’s for a message or a creative project/collection that needs mixing images and it’s clear to the audience. Otherwise you would not add a moon (or the Milky Way) where it was not existed in the frame, as you are not adding a lion on top of an elephant in nature photography! This topic is very timely as photo montages, double exposures, and fantasy edits is becoming very popular in this genre and unfortunately often shared without acknowledging the altered reality.
S&T magazine is very popular on TW & FB but new on Instagram @skyandtelescopemag.
The photograph was taken in 2016 a few years ago on assignment for European Southern Observatory @esoastronomy.
#singleexposure #saveournightsky #astrophotography #nightscape #twanight @natgeoimagecollection