Astrophotography is one of the most popular aspects of modern astronomy. It is also one of the most time-consuming. Each photograph requires hours of data capture, and even more hours of data processing. However, with our expert help, you can hit the ground running with the right gear for the kind of astrophotography YOU want to do. Whether it’s planetary imaging or deepsky, DSLR or CCD, we can help you find exactly what you are looking for to get the images you want to capture. The staff here at Cloud Break Optics are avid astrophotographers with years of experience in this field, and having an expert available to help will prevent you from spending unnecessary money and losing [...]
A shotgun microphone.
Audio quality is paramount. There really is little wiggle room for messing up the sound on your videos. If you don’t take care, pay attention and record the best sound effects, the best voice clarity and volume, and the best ambient sound (when needed), you risk losing your audience.
Videos are about capturing attention, and, at their best, telling compelling and interesting stories. Sure, the camera is important (here’s 5 of my top DSLR and mirrorless picks for shooting video), but there are two even more important ingredients: audio and… you. The latter I can’t do much to help out, other than to say practice, practice, practice. Watch others’ [...]
An extension tube is a spacer that sits between your lens and the camera body to alter the MFD (minimum focus distance). The MFD of a lens is a measurement of the closest point a subject can be from the camera’s sensor, whilst still being able to focus. If a subject is closer to the sensor than a lens’ MFD, you cannot focus on that subject. The thicker the extension tube used on a lens, the higher the lens magnification becomes as you’re able to move the lens much closer and still achieve focus. What all this means is that you can turn a normal lens into something with much a much higher magnification factor to achieve macro-like images, without needing a [...]