PODCAST 85: Royce Bair | Live Facebook Q&A with our favorite Milky Way Photography Master Guru!

PODCAST 85: Royce Bair | Live Facebook Q&A with our favorite Milky Way Photography Master Guru!

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Todays topics –

We get a second opportunity this year to hang out with our favorite Milky Way Photography Master Guru Royce Bair along with all of you who could attend the LIVE Facebook Q&A!

Today’s Guest –

Royce Bair:
http://intothenightphoto.blogspot.com/
https://goo.gl/X04yM1
https://www.instagram.com/roycebairphoto/

Live with Royce Bair

See the LIVE VIDEO STREAM REPLAY HERE: https://goo.gl/pX7hp6
It is always a privilege to talk Milky Way Photography with Royce Bair and this hangout was no different! First we hear about Royce’s recent trip to Palouse Falls in Washington and doing Milky Way Photography on the dangerous cliff edges there. Then Royce tells us about the challenges of dealing with multiple photographers in one location and doing Low-Level Lighting to share with all. Royce also updates us on the situation for Low-Level Lighting in National Parks by telling us which parks in the area are allowing Low-Level Lighting while still not allowing the old tradition of light painting.

Royce Answers our Questions

Then the Q&A starts with awesome fans on our Facebook Live Stream. We go over many topics ranging from best way to bring out the Milky Way core without looking overly processed to which camera body gives us the best, smoothest astro shots despite its low megapixel count. Hint – it is a Sony!
Royce takes some time to teach us his tips for handling stars between tree branches when doing star tracking or stacking photography, how working WITH the moon can be amazing for your photography, and reminds us about the Mars Opposition occurring right now.
Come join us and learn from the great man who brought us the eBook “Milky Way Nightscapes”. You can buy a copy for yourself here: https://goo.gl/9F9PPf

Related Episodes:

PODCAST 76: Royce Bair | Single Image Milky Way Photography vs. Star Tracking Milky Way Photography
PODCAST: Talking Astrophotography with Photographer & Author Royce Bair | Ep 18
PODCAST: Reflecting the Milky Way at Mirror Lake with Surprise Guest Royce Bair

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Comments 1

  1. Tried stacking per the podcast, so FYI…

    Did the 8 frame technique on the milky way shot at a dark area in arizona. Processed the stack with various combinations of sequator software options to reduce noise. Worked pretty good, like auto brightness over hdr .

    Then used greg benz’ single frame technique involving lightroom, define2, and lumenzia https://gregbenzphotography.com/photography-tips/night-sky-noise-reduction-with-a-single-exposure.

    Even without the lumenzia step (brings back dim stars define2 treated as noise) the noise reduction in the single frame technique was at least equal to, possibly better than, the 8 frame stack. Had to look really really close to discern the difference.

    Finally, ran the 8 frame stack through the single frame process. I think there were a few pixels of additional noise reduction – but it could have been my imagination.

    So it’s a tie. Noise reduction wise they’re equivalent. The stacking technique takes more time out under the stars while the single frame technique is post-processing intensive involving three software apps.

    Love your podcasts.

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