Today I’m going to show you everything you need to photograph the transit of Mercury across the Sun. It will happen very soon, on November 11, 2019. And it’s a rare and amazing spectacle to photograph.
PhotoPills has become one of the most popular iOS apps out there for location photographers. Whether you shoot landscapes, astrophotography, portraits, or anything else on location, it’s a valuable tool. It’s also a tool that’s previously been exclusive to the Apple mobile platform. Now, all that changes as PhotoPills comes to Android.
The team behind PhotoPills have been getting asked for an Android version for a long time. But they say that it wasn’t possible for them to even start working on it until February 2016. Now, a year later, the first Public beta version is available on the Google Play Store.
Of all the planets found in the Solar System, only five of the brightest planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, can be seen with the naked eye.
While all five of these planets can be seen throughout most of the year, as of this morning they can all be seen simultaneously as they (mostly) align diagonally in the early morning sky.
Last time this happened was over a decade ago, so ready your cameras and plan your shots.
Have you ever found yourself lifting your jaw off the keyboard, completely stunned by an out-of-this-world photo of the Milky Way?
This is one of those subjects were you can either get an “Eh” shot that will accumulate a few likes on social media websites, or you can create a potentially viral piece of art that will make E.T. wish he had stayed on Earth simply to enjoy the view.
More often than not, the difference seems to boil down to planning and hard work rather than equipment. This is not to say that equipment isn’t important, but we’ve already seen what a pro can do with even the cheapest gear.
A new and exceedingly comprehensive tutorial called “How To Shoot Truly Contagious Milky Way Pictures” will significantly help with your planning and cut back on wasted nights outdoors.