Podcast: Shooting Stars, Part II - Deep Sky D.I.Y.


In Part II of our series on astrophotography, we talk with Ian Norman, founder of Lonely Speck, a site dedicated to making astrophotography easy and accessible to all photographers. The website is loaded with great advice, gear reviews, and simple tutorials on how to photograph the night sky and specifically, the Milky Way. Our conversation with Ian centers on his development as a photographer and provides many tips on how, with very affordable equipment and apps and basic processing, you can create stunning dark sky images. As you will hear, Norman, like his website, is all about sharing experiences and advice on how to simplify and improve your photography. As he says, “there are few photographs that have as much existential impact as a nighttime landscape against the Milky Way.” Join us for this educational and inspirational episode.

Guests: Ian Norman
Photo: Ian Norman, LonelySpeck.com

Last week's episode, Shooting Stars, Part I – Imaging from the Hubble Telescope

Trona Pinnacles looking south with Milky Way

Lone Pinnacle, Pinnacles National Park and Milky Way

Eastern Sierras by moonlight and the Milky Way

Milky Way and Alabama Hills

Diana Southern and the Heavens Above Her

Diana Southern, Allan Weitz, and Ian Norman

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Host: Allan Weitz
Senior Creative Producer: John Harris
Producer: Jason Tables
Executive Producer: Lawrence Neves