In the Field: ECH-630 Astro Tracker with Ambassador Dan Alpert

In the Field: ECH-630 Astro Tracker with Ambassador Dan Alpert

Stargazing is such an exquisite experience; it’s no wonder we’ve been doing it since the dawn of time. Astrophotography is taking the stargazing experience and bringing it home with you. I remember the first time I photographed the Milky Way - seeing the core of our galaxy brightly lit on the back of my camera was truly invigorating; however, t...
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Astro Tracker - Polar Alignment of the ECH-630

Astro Tracker - Polar Alignment of the ECH-630

   Locating Polaris   Polaris is one of the brightest stars in the northern sky and it is located between the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia constellations.  If you are unsure or having trouble locating it, locate the Big Dipper first. Notice the two outer stars that make up one side of the bowl of the dipper. Draw an imaginary line between them and ...
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Deconstructing a photo shoot with Thomas Ingersoll, Slik ambassador

Deconstructing a photo shoot with Thomas Ingersoll, Slik ambassador

Professional photographer Thomas Ingersoll is an accomplished studio photographer and teacher.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge with other photographers and graciously agreed to share a peak behind the scenes of a recent photo campaign he shot.  In this article he covers everything from the technical details like camera settings and set up, to t...
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I Hated Tripods. Now I Carry One Everywhere

I Hated Tripods. Now I Carry One Everywhere

Each time I travel I try to pack just a little smarter and lighter than the time before.  And when you’re considering 1-2 extra bags filled with photo gear, drones, laptops, and specific weather proofing for my gear you have to be willing to leave things at home – and for a long time one of those things was a tripod.     I hated them. They were...
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