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.
Among the various genres of photography, Astrophotography is one that could be so challenging. It will take a lot of researching, travelling (sometimes), preparation, timing, skills, accessories and patience. Notably, unlike other genres, the artistic element is not given much consideration in some subgenres of astrophotography. When the photographs of the sun, moon, another planet, another galaxy, a comet, or a nebula, the goal is to capture them with sharp focus, correct exposure and suitable magnification. It is all about technicality, not about art.
But when it comes to Milkyway photography and Star Trail photography, the artistic element is much needed to create a good photograph. Lincoln Harrison is an Australian photographer who has mastered the art of star trail photography. H...
Astronomy Photographer of the Year is an annual international photography contest organized by Royal Museums Greenwich. It is one of the largest contests dedicated to astrophotography. Photographs are awarded under several categories and on top of that, there is the one most prestigious award of all, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year award.
The result of this year's competition has been released recently and they are simply breathtaking. Below are the winning photographs of each category. Prepared to be amazed.
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Overall Winner - Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Disconnection Event by Gerald Rhemann
Winner: Utkarsh Mishra, Michael Petrasko and Muir Evenden