Giorgia Hofer Photography
One of the things that we love the most about the outback is the clear night skies that allow you to see the moon and dramatic star scenes that are not visible from most locations due to light pollution. Many people try to capture the beauty of these sights, but in our opinion, few are as successful as Giorgia Hofer, an Italian photographer that’s a member of the Cortina Astronomical Association.
One of her photos that we really like is “Lunar Curve”, which shows the position and phases of the moon over 28 days.
Here’s a video showing some of Giorgia's beautiful work; “Starry Nights in the Dolomites”:
If you want to see more of her spectacular nighttime photos, here are direct links to Giorgia’s website:
- Nightscapes: https://www.giorgiahoferphotography.com/nightscapes
- Moon: https://www.giorgiahoferphotography.com/moon
- Astrophotography: https://www.giorgiahoferphotography.com/astrophoto
Blog Post Update Note: This week we received a “Contact” note from Chris from Idaho that correctly pointed out that in our original blog post we had erroneously stated that Giorgia's “Lunar Curve” photo (which shows the position and phases of the moon over 28 days) was a composite of individual photos that were “taken from the same location at the same time of day”.
Chris correctly stated that “When viewing the sky at a particular time of day, roughly half of the moon phases will never be visible. For example, it is physically impossible for a third quarter moon to above the horizon between noon and midnight.”
Because of Chris’ comments we have corrected our initial post and thought that it would be a good idea to add some information about how to construct a moon phase photo similar to Giorgia Hofer’s - and how to take better nighttime photos of the moon.
To that end – here’s a video about making a moon phase panorama:
How to make a Moon Phases Panorama (DSLR Lunar Photography)
And here are some other great information sources about shooting the moon:
1) Lunar Photography: How to Photograph the Moon
2) Ultimate Guide to Photographing the Moon
3) Moon Photography TUTORIAL Guide and Tips
As always, we appreciate Chris reading our blog and taking the time to point out our mistake so that we could correct it.
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