We recently came across this article from NPR about two astrophotographers who collaborated to create an amazing photograph of the moon. Andrew McCarthy and Connor Matherne spent nine months piecing together over 200,000 images to get the final shot. Talk about dedication!
According to the article, the two photographers connected over Reddit and Instagram and eventually decided to join forces for the photoshoot after recognizing each other’s unique strengths in the field. McCarthy focused on capturing detailed images of the moon’s surface, while Matherne focused on capturing vibrant colors. They used photo editing software to bring their work together and ended up with a stunning final image that caught the attention of Reddit users after it was posted online.
Astrophotography might seem intimidating, but McCarthy and Matherne assure us that it’s totally doable with the right equipment (a camera, tripod, and star tracker) and a little bit of patience. Of course, clear skies and limited light pollution also help, but hey, that’s just part of the challenge, right?
So if you’re into photography and want to try your hand at something a little out of this world, astrophotography might be worth a shot (pun intended). Just remember to be patient and don’t be afraid to team up with someone who complements your skills. Who knows, you might end up with a celestial masterpiece like McCarthy and Matherne.