night sky photography

Photo Of The Week

Our photo of the week was taken by Jacob Charles

Here is what Jacob said on his Instagram page about this photo: "Took a trip out to Nimbin (in New South Wales) to get some Milky Way photos of the Nimbin Rocks and got a pretty clear view of the Magellanic clouds."

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Be sure to check out more of Jacob's work on his Instagram page. You can also check out his work on Tumbler

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Do you have some really amazing photos you have taken recently or some of your past work that you simply love? We want to see! Each Tuesday, we will be featuring a "photo of the week" right here on the Camera Giveaways blog. We are looking for anything from amazing landscape photos, a gorgeous wedding or engagement shot, sports or animal photography, an awesome fashion photo...whatever you want to share, we would love to see!

Email your photos to contact@cameragiveaways.com with the subject "CG Blog Photo Submission" for consideration. In your email be sure to include a description of your photo, your name and company name as well as website and social media links. Please... no watermarks! If this information is not included, your photo will not be included.

This Cool Moonlight Timelapse Was Shot on the Nikon D850

Earlier this month, Nikon released this new 8K time-lapse that shows what the D850 can do at night.... and it is pretty cool! 

This short promo film was shot by Dutch nature photographer Marsel van Oosten and is called “Hercules Rising.” 

“Hercules Rising” was shot under moonlight in Namibia in southern Africa using the D850’s 8K Time-Lapse abilities, which captures 45-megapixel still photos at regular intervals. You can then stitch the photos together using time-lapse creation software of your choice, resulting in an 8K resolution time-lapse.

How cool is that? Pretty awesome.

We saw this video in an article on PetaPixel. Here are a few other blogs you may enjoy: 


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Photographers Capture Beauty In The Stars Over Washington State

Our beautiful world is full of amazing landscapes, from rolling meadows, large mountains, deep valleys and majestic oceans. But if photographed right, the starry sky can also be an amazing thing to photograph. We found some amazing photography of the nighttime sky and stars that are taken over Washington State. These images were captured for the 8th Astrofest Astrophotography Exhibition showcase and the photos are quite stunning.

“Curator Dr John Goldsmith said, “We have some lovely entries featuring the supermoon; we have a lot of images of deep space objects done by people using good telescopes.

Check out these awesome photos of the nighttime sky below that we found on The West Australian

Unexpected conditions reveal an ethereal vision of the Benedictine abbey at New Norcia.Photo credit: Sandino Pusta

Unexpected conditions reveal an ethereal vision of the Benedictine abbey at New Norcia.Photo credit: Sandino Pusta

A panorama of the night sky over Guilderton Lighthouse just north of Yanchep. Photo credit: Trevor Dobson

A panorama of the night sky over Guilderton Lighthouse just north of Yanchep. Photo credit: Trevor Dobson

The Prawn Nebula in Scorpius. Photo credit: Paul Sartory

The Prawn Nebula in Scorpius. Photo credit: Paul Sartory

NGC 5139, Omega Centauri. Photo credit: Fabian Rodriguez Frustaglia

NGC 5139, Omega Centauri. Photo credit: Fabian Rodriguez Frustaglia

“Astro photographers love to travel to really remote places all over the State and record these amazing images,” Dr Goldsmith said in the article on The West Australian. “We are just so fortunate to be in WA and have the dark night skies that (allow us to) see the Milky Way. That’s one of the reasons why the photography that comes out of WA is so good.”

Full Moon over Lake Koorkoordine. Photo credit: Kylie Gee

Full Moon over Lake Koorkoordine. Photo credit: Kylie Gee

Lagoon Nebula. Photo credit: Fabian Rodriguez Frustaglia

Lagoon Nebula. Photo credit: Fabian Rodriguez Frustaglia

The Wanderer.Photo credit: Michael Goh

The Wanderer.Photo credit: Michael Goh

The Outlier focused on the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope precursor instrument located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Photo credit: Pete Wheeler

The Outlier focused on the Square Kilometre Array radio telescope precursor instrument located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory. Photo credit: Pete Wheeler

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Check Out This Time-Lapse Showing How Light Pollution Affects How We See The Night Sky

The night sky is truly a beautiful thing, but in many places around the world, light pollution can affect the way we actual see it. It is truly sad that many of us do not get to see a beautiful night sky like the one below in the photo. To be able to look up and see all the millions of the stars overhead and the milky way, shows how unique and beautiful our world is. 

Photo credit: Jonathan Sander via  Bored Panda

Photo credit: Jonathan Sander via Bored Panda

To see the extreme difference of seeing a night sky without light pollution like in the photo above and seeing one with it is so different. Photographer Sriram Murali created a video that will help show the difference in his new time-lapse project.  The work is titled “Lost in Light,” and it shows different locations with progressively lower levels of light pollution.

The project follows the Bortle scale of light pollution, which measures the brightness of the night sky. Class 8 and 9 are given to very bright city skies and inner-city skies, and Class 1 designates the darkest skies on Earth.

This time-lapse was shot mostly in California and you will see how the view gets better as you move further away from the lights. 

Murali said, “finding locations to shoot at every level of light pollution was a challenge and getting to the darkest skies with no light pollution was a journey in itself.”

We hope you enjoy his film below. 

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Check Out These Photos Of The Night Sky With Incredible Detail

The night sky is amazing and seeing a photo of it that has so much detail is hard to find! Now these amazing sights can be captured on film by amateurs in their Sydney, Australia backyards.

Australia’s astro-photographers are using rapid advances in technology to take advantage of some of the best stargazing skies in the world and we wanted to share some of their awesome photos with you that we found on the Herald Sun

“You’d swear that some of these pictures were taken from spacecraft, but they’re not,” said John Sarkissian, from the Parkes radio telescope. 

Photo credit: Stephen Humpleby

Photo credit: Stephen Humpleby

Mr. Sarkissian said cameras from 20 years ago used to capture only 2 per cent of the light and detail that they do now. With that said, now photographers can stitch together dozens of images, which have been captured over 60 hours of lens exposure.

These images are just some of the 24 being entered into the 2016 CWAS David Malin Awards which is named after the famed photographer, who brought galactic photography to mainstream Australia.

Photo credit: Andrew Campbell

Photo credit: Andrew Campbell

Photographer James Stone said that Australia is able to see the Milky Way better than most other countries on Earth. We hope you enjoy all these photos as much as we do! 

Photo credit: Mark Slater

Photo credit: Mark Slater

Photo credit: Jason Jennings

Photo credit: Jason Jennings

Photo credit: Stephen Humpleby

Photo credit: Stephen Humpleby

Photo credit: Glenn Martin

Photo credit: Glenn Martin

Photo credit: Paul Haese

Photo credit: Paul Haese


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