Only a few short years ago, the idea of handheld photographs of the Milky Way would’ve been a thing of fantasy. Now, though, thanks to fast ultrawide glass and the super high ISO performance of today’s cameras, it’s a whole different story. This is proven by photographer Alyn Wallace. He shoots the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 Art lens on his Sony A7SII in this video where he does exactly that.
Filmmaker captures incredible storm with red sprites and the Milky Way in the background
Photographing the Milky Way is something many aspiring night sky photographers only dream of. As is capturing brilliant storms full of bright lightning flashes. Both the Milky Way and night time storms have such a visual allure, that keeps photographers coming back for more.
In this timelapse short film, titled The Perfect Storm, Martien Janssen managed to capture both. At the same time. It’s a perfect storm not only in name, but in meaning, too. To capture either of them well, on their own, is impressive. To get the two together really is amazing. Shot over a period of 14 months chasing storms in the Philippines, the final result is just beautiful.
A pilot shot this Milky Way timelapse on a flight between Switzerland and Brazil
Whether you enjoy timelapse videos or astrophotography (or both), you are likely to enjoy this timelapse shot from an airplane cockpit.
A pilot named Sales Wick created this timelapse on a long haul flight from Zurich, Switzerland to Sao Paulo, Brazil. With a long night ahead of him, on high altitude, he shot the bright night sky uncorrupted by light pollution or clouds. Shot between two continents, from a cockpit, on a clear night – this is definitely a unique view of the night sky.
How I planned and shot an erupting volcano with the Milky Way
Nature has lots to offer for landscape photographers. We love to shoot nature’s paintings. Storms, rainbows, tornadoes, lightning strikes: they’re all a gift from nature that we can play with as a landscape photographer. Volcanoes are one of them, too, especially when they’re erupting. I have been fascinated by volcanoes; they have been on my list to shoot for quite a while.
My younger brother recently went to Guatemala for some backpacking and learning the Spanish language. When he sent me some photos of an erupting volcano, my photography senses were immediately triggered. The erupting volcano was called ‘Fuego’ (literally “Fire”). I managed to find webcams and activity on scopes and checked how active Fuego was. According to the history, the volcano has remained quite active, but you had to be lucky to see a lot of eruptions. Still, the idea of meeting up with my brother and shooting a volcano seemed like a good enough reason to go.
Shooting the Milky Way With a Mobile Phone
I just got back from Batanes as part of a large group of bloggers and other media people who were there to try out the photography features of the Asus Zenfone 3 line of mobile phones, courtesy of Asus Philippines. I was there mainly as a resource person on shooting the Milky Way, and I was intrigued about the possibility of pulling off Milky Way shots using a mobile phone. How did it turn out? Find out by watching the video and seeing the final images below!
One of the headline features of the Asus Zenfone 3’s camera is its built-in manual mode that allows you to go all the way to ISO 3200 and do long exposures of up to 32 seconds. For comparison, using the $3.99 645 Pro app on my iPhone 6, I get up to ISO 2000 and a 1/2 second exposure at most, on f2.2.
This couple spend their cold winter nights in New Zealand photographing the amazing night sky
There are few things on this earth more appealing to landscape photographers than New Zealand, the Milky Way, and Auroras. So, when I came across the work of Jake and Jo featuring all three, I had to find out more. Jake and Jo are South of Home Photography, based in Queenstown, New Zealand. Last winter, they travelled the country photographing the night sky in some of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations.
They captured meteors, the Aurora Australis (“Southern Lights”), zodiacal light, air glow, stars, and the milky way as backdrop to some of the most spectacular landscapes you’ve ever seen. We got in touch with them to get some insight into their work. What impressed me the most is how far they’ve come in photography in such a very short space of time.
Movie captures amazing Milky Way with Canon MH20f-SH shooting at 400,000 ISO
I’ll admit that when Canon first launched the MH20f-SH I was kind of skeptic. I mean what in the galaxy are the uses for a 4,000,000 ISO camera?
Well, Ben Canales just proved that there are cinematic visions that can use this tool. Ben used the Canon ISO beast to shoot an exceptional video where the Milky Way is clearly showing in the footage. Not a time lapse, a video.
Ben shot this movie with a Sigma ART 20mm lens at ISO 400,000. Quite impressive right? This is about 10 stops higher than your average 400ISO. This incredible ISO allows Ben to realize a hard to film visual, live video with the Milky Way acting as background.
Photographer captures amazing photos of the Milky Way over the mirrored salt flats of Bolivia
Astrophotography is one of those genres I love to admire from a distance. I’ve tried it occasionally and failed miserably every time. I’m sure most of it is down to my technique, although I’m going to blame clouds and light pollution anyway. I’d love to be good at it, but it’s just not going to happen.
So, when I see work from people like Russian landscape photographer, Daniel Kordan, I am both amazed and impressed. During a recent visit to Sala de Uyuni in Bolivia, Daniel managed to capture something incredible. The Milky Way reflecting off the surface of the flooded salt flats.
Look deep into the Milky Way from the ISS with the help of NASA
No matter how much amazing imagery NASA throw at us, they always seem to wow us with new and amazing photographs on a regular basis.
Shot on a wide lens mounted on the International Space Station, this image lets us look deep into the milky way while making a pass over the Republic of Kirbati, a tiny island nation in the Pacific Ocean with a population of only around 100,000 people.
A 46 Gigapixel Milky Way ‘panorama’ you can interact with
How often do you get to interact with the universe? This 46 Gigapixel ‘panorama’ of the milky way, was made at the German university Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, and took half a decade to complete. .
Actually, this image of the Milky Way is so big that it had to be broken down into 268 sections, each photographed over a period of a several days and composed into a single image. Those 268 sections were then combined into an enormous 194 Gigabyte file which contains several “layers” of information. This interactive tool can be accessed here.
- « Previous Page
- Next Page »
FIND THIS INTERESTING? SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!