Tech: Photography

Work in progress, come back later.  Place to keep photography info.  For now, mostly a place for me to dump links.  I forget to update this often.

Current Photo Gear (as of 01/21/2020)

Sony α6400 E-mount camera with APS-C Sensor (April 2019)
Sony 16-50mm OSS kit lens (came with both a5000 and a6400 cameras)
Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens (November 2019, eBay)
Sony 55-210mm OSS kit lens (February 2018; eBay)
Samyang SY12M-E-BK 12mm F2.0 lens (February 2018; Amazon)

Apple iPhone 8 64GB smartphone (December 2018)

GoPro Hero7 Black & misc accessories

Mavic 2 Zoom & misc accessories

Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for Sony Multi-Terminal (May 2018; Amazon)
RMSPR1 manual remote shutter control (September 2016; Amazon)
Ravelli lightweight tripod (March 2013; Amazon)
Jobi 1K Gorillapod (August 2018; BestBuy)
i.Trek Super Mount Metal Smartphone Tripod Adapter (May 2013; Amazon)

Retired Gear

Sony Alpha a5000 mirrorless 3/4 DSLR camera (July 2016; Craigslist)
Case Logic MSEC-4 case (July 2016; Craigslist came with a5000 camera)
Google Pixel 2 (August 2018 – November 2018)
iPhone 6s (August 2016 – August 2018)
iPhone 5 (~December 2013? – October 2018)
Fuji point-and-shoot (Pre-2013 going back a long way)

General Photography Tips & Tricks

Understanding ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture – A Beginner’s Guide (Found on Reddit)
AndrewSkurka: Buyer’s Guide – Backpacking Cameras
Reddit: Sunrise/Sunset tips and tricks


LonelySpeck: How to Photograph the Milky Way
LonelySpeck: How to Process Milky Way Astrophotography in Adobe Lightroom (YouTube video)

How to find the Milky Way
Light Pollution Map
TimeAndDate Astronomy calculators
HikingProject: How to photograph stars
NFF: 9 Tips to enjoythe night sky in National Forests
GaiaGPS: How to Photograph the Night Sky

Stacking images – check out Deep Sky Stacker (DSS) and Sequator software

Other Links