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Chasing Comets

Chasing Comets

Astrophotographer & Formatt Hitech Official Ambassador, Duncan Arnold shares his experiences photographing Comet C/2020 F3, better known as NEOWISE. July 2020 saw fevered excitement build within astronomy communities in the Northern hemisphere with the predicted arrival of Comet Neowise (C/2020 F3) that was discovered on the 27th March this year. Neowise had the potential of being the brightest comet to grace our night skies since Hale-Bopp passed Earth in 1997, 23 years ago. Neowise certainly didn’t disappoint, it was probably one of the most photographed comets in history and was clearly visible to the naked eye even from within light...
The Hard Choice - Featuring photographer Dibbs McCallum

The Hard Choice - Featuring photographer Dibbs McCallum

Dibbs McCallum explains his preference for shooting with hard grad filters.

Most people will have a good understanding of what a graduated filter (grad) is, but I have put together this article to explain it in a little more detail. I will also talk about my favorite type of grad, how to use it, and explore it's benefits, Particularly, I will look at why I prefer the hard grad over the soft This is a topic I often cover on the workshops I run.