The night sky photography of my friend and fellow Jersey boy Roman Kurywczak just blows me away. He travels the American west with some large flashlights, a sturdy tripod, and the kind of energy and enthusiasm it takes to stay out and up all night in vast, remote places.
Since the advent of full frame DSLR’s with superb low light capabilities, I’ve seen a lot of star point and star trail photos, but Roman’s stands out. He just goes that extra mile…literally and figuratively. He’s the kind of guy who thinks that standing out all alone on a bluff with a 10 million candlepower flashlight light, painting vast valleys of rock and stone from midnight to 3 a.m., night after night is, um, recreational.
Well, he’s finally collected a bunch of his stuff and explains how he does it in this short but chock-full-of-info ebook A Digital Guide to Photographing the Night Sky. There’s no padding or puffery here….Roman gets to it fast, and explains it to you in short-and-sweet, no-nonsense language.
Although I would have loved to have seen more of Roman’s night sky imagery included in the book, he’s left out nothing in the way of useful info, and I picked up a couple of invaluable tips that made the $23 ebook more than worth the price of admission, especially when you consider the time and hassle it will save you when you’re in the middle of nowhere in the dead of the night!
But you’ll have to get your own copy to find out what they are. When a guy spends 15 years wandering in the desert in the middle of the night and offers to share the expertise he’s garnered with you, you gotta give him his due…and your credit card!