Guest writer Mike Benton
Astrophotography is a type of photography that has become really popular over the past decade, probably because of the beautiful images that it can be used to capture. Yet, it always looks ridiculously difficult from a distance. In reality, the equipment that you need to start doing your own astrophotography can be broken down into a simple guide where less really does equal more. Today we are going to be discussing the essentials.
At least once a year you should bring in your DSLR to have the imaging sensor cleaned.
General cleaning & maintenance includes:
The technician starts by checking the functions of the camera and attached lens. Before we start cleaning, we take a photo of the sensor to see where the dust and debris on the sensor is (image taken at f/22).
Then the cleaning process starts by externally cleaning the camera body and lens, this way we don’t introduce any new dust or debris. We then clean the inside of the mirror box, which consists of the mirror box, mirror, focusing screen and sensor.
Wednesday’s, September 2, 9, 16, & 23
Class Location: 8126 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy
Instructor: Jayesunn Krump
In this class, you’ll learn how to use your camera to its fullest abilities, in addition to improving your photographic skills and creativity.