I’ve never been an astrophotographer, but have always admired and have so much respect for their work. I picked up the X-H1 just 12 hours before a trip to the Maldives and thought I’d give astrophotography a try. I spent most of the flight getting to know the new camera, it’s similarities/differences from the X-T1.
I originally thought the Maldives would be ideal for astrophotography, but I have since learned that warm, humid air is about the worst possible condition to shoot in. The moon is quite bright in the early evening right now, so I waited and woke up just before 4AM and headed out to a moonless sky. I wasn’t really sure where to look in the sky, so I started by pointing up and shooting randomly. I ended up finding a nebula just above our villa. After an hour I headed back into the room and started editing. It was a fun night.
My to-do list: learn more about what I’m actually looking at and learn more about the processing that goes into astrophotography.
If you’re an astrophotographer, please jump in with tips/tricks/advice you have. Thanks.
Gear: Fuji X-H1 & 16mm f/1.4.