Theoretically, Milky Way Photography can be identified as a sub-genre of Astrophotography. But it has become a whole other field of photography and has risen to its fame in recent past years. Interestingly, Milky Way Photography is the only genre of photography where everyone shoots the same subject, the inner side of the Milky Way (the galaxy we belong to), all the time. Only the frame, foreground and angle are what differed.
Since the subject is always a constant in Milky Way Photography, to create a photograph that stands out from the rest of the crowd, one has to be creative and use an artistic approach. What you are about to see are such outstanding 16 artistic Milky Way photographs by the photographer Marcin Zając. Let us just dive into the photographs without much talk.
We can witness that the photographer has cleverly chosen his frame to include an appealing foreground for his photographs. That is what makes his photographs elegant and eye-catching.
If you are not familiar with milky way photography, it takes some effort to take a good photograph. It will take some researching, travelling (sometimes), preparation, timing, accessories and patience. Further, milky way photography is heavily dependent on post-processing.
To obtain the perfect image quality, some specific techniques are required (most of the time), such as tracking, stacking, blending, light painting, etc. The glorious shots you see here are a result of hours-long efforts at isolated destinations on cold nights.
Milky Way photography is just one of Marcin Zając’s passions. He is mainly a landscape photographer and he travels around the world to capture the perfect frames in his camera. Visit his social media channels for more amazing photographs and visit his website to buy prints of his works. Scroll down to see the rest of the photographs below.