Preparation and planning are paramount when shooting Milky Way landscape photography. Knowledge of the expected conditions in the cosmos and in our own Earth’s atmosphere are required for a successful photo shoot. As meteorologist by day and landscape astrophotographer by night, Tony Fuentes will discuss the basics and seasonality of shooting the Milky Way in conjunction with minimizing risk in field from weather and other unexpected surprises.
Symposium Session Details
Star Chasing: Methods of Planning and Photographing the Milky Way
Saturday, March 10th, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Tony Fuentes is an outdoor, travel, and photography enthusiast based out of the Reno-Tahoe area. A meteorologist by profession, Tony has forecast a gamut of weather from hurricanes in the tropics to winter storms and fire weather in the Sierra Nevada. Tony has held a fascination with the cosmos since a young age and finds capturing the night sky through photography as the closest way to explore space without leaving Earth. Whether its holding your nerves in the darkness or trying to keep from taking a misstep off a cliff, astrophotography has provided its fair share of adrenaline and reward. Tony’s work has been featured on Good Morning America, multiple print publications and was last year’s grand prize winner of Nevada magazines Great Nevada Picture Hunt contest.