Many of you have wondered and inquired why, in the last few weeks, we have been uncrating boxes, assembling gear, and spending time in dark fields pointing our lenses to the sky looking at celestial beings as opposed to humans.
My son, Marcus, is now one of the 2nd generation photographers added to
J E M M A N | photography, but his interests lay more in the brightness of the skies than your eyes. In addition to assisting with shoots, Marcus will be concentrating his efforts on Astrophotography and providing stellar images of the night sky and constellations. We’re currently hatching a plan to bring our two photography worlds together.
In collaboration with the genius and generous efforts and support of Explore Scientific USA, and celestial explorer, Greg Bragg, Marcus is now armed with an FCD100Series 127mm Carbon Fiber Telescope and has been diligently teaching himself how to explore and navigate the night skies. Explore Scientific sums up the collaboration best here.
The learning curve has been steep, my friends, night sleep minimal, the mosquito bites plenty and the reward at the end of the viewfinder ever-motivating.
The road to mastering Astrophotography will be long, rarely straight and we will be in need of the help of Greg Bragg’s internal GPS. Follow our journey on social media as we go from a dark void to placing the stars within hands' reach:
In the words of Carl Sagan, American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."