What is Astrobackyard.com?
This astrophotography blog creates an outlet for me to share images, information and tips about my favourite hobby. I received lots of help when I began this hobby in 2011, and it’s my turn to pay-it-forward to the next wave of astrophotographers. I have watched the hobby grow in the short years that I have been involved. There are more options and information out there now than ever before. The one aspect that does not change is a love for the night sky. The story behind the sites name is that the backyard is where I began my journey, and where I still spend the most time under the stars. Travelling to new locations around the continent with much darker skies is great, but happens only once or twice a year at max. My backyards is my personal window to the heavens, and it’s where I connect with the universe.
Why should I come back?
If you’re anything like me, you enjoy reading about a fellow astrophotographers experiences. You enjoy hearing stories from someone who shares the same love for astronomy that you do. If you use similar camera and astrophotography equipment, you might even learn a thing or two from my mistakes. Maybe you just like to sit back and enjoy the hours of hard work I have put into each and every one of my photos. Whichever reason you choose, I sincerely appreciate your company.
What to expect
I have recently overhauled my site to it’s current design. Astrobackyard.com is now set to become an authority in the astrophotography community. You can expect more astronomy related news and events, more astrophotography tutorials and equipment reviews, and of course, all of my astrophotography adventures from the backyard, and beyond. I plan to share astrophotography processing techniques that have helped me pull the absolute most detail out of my images. Later this year I will be creating a video tutorial series on youtube that should cover the basics of my current workflow. I am not an professional photographer, image-processor or scientist, but I am dedicated to improving my skills. I am an active member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, as the current webmaster and newsletter editor for the Niagara Centre. Please follow me on Twitter for the absolute latest news.
@astrobackyard on Instagram
I post new and old astronomy photos in Instagram quite regularly. Feel free to connect with me over there!