HOYA STARSCAPE Filter Review

HOYA STARSCAPE Light Pollution Cut Filter Review *The Review was updated in 2020-10-19 with new data and photos/videos.*   Intro For some photographers, filters are not required for astrophotography or night photography in general. In general someone can say that this partially true, with the exception of Light Pollution Filters. Light pollution filters were well known for astronomers and deep sky astrophotographers for

2020-10-19T18:30:42+02:00October 19th, 2020|

Deepness Dawn, a Reboot

The night sky is always magical! The experience of seeing the galactic core with your naked eyes is so amazing. In this image, the viewer can see many celestial objects, like the bright Jupiter on the left and the faint Saturn on the far left. On the right is the bright Antares on the colorful Rho Ophiuchi region, while in the middle the viewer

2020-05-25T16:55:43+02:00May 25th, 2020|

Forest of Tranquility

- Best Editing Award Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival - Official Selection Independent Shorts Awards - Official Selection Indie Short Fest - Official Selection Atlanta Docufest - Official Selection Five Continents Int. Film Festival - Official Selection Rome Independent Prisma Awards - Official Selection No Words Int. Film Festival A short non-narrative experimental documentary film, capturing the serene atmosphere inside the forests of Epirus,

2020-02-18T13:35:34+02:00February 18th, 2020|

New Project “Forest of Tranquility” Teaser Trailer

A very short teaser of my upcoming documentary film project "Forest of Tranquility". The last two years, after the release of Keep Looking Up, my commercial work didn't allow me to find enough spare time to create personal projects. However, some months ago, I envisioned the idea of this project and I began working with it, creating scenes on paper and making some preparations

2019-09-16T10:43:30+02:00September 16th, 2019|

Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO – First Impressions

Tokina Firin 100mm F/2.8 FE Macro - First Impressions UPDATE 2019-12 -> Adobe released a lens profile for Firin 100mm F/2.8 FE MACRO in the latest update of Camera Raw (LR Classic 8.4 / Camera Raw 11.4) *Please note that at the time of writing this review, Adobe hasn’t released a lens profile for Tokina Firin 100mm FE  F/2.8 Macro

2020-01-15T18:23:27+02:00June 15th, 2019|

Milky Way Galaxy Core with Cokin Nuances CLEARSKY Filter

My first Milky Way Galaxy photo for this year was captured back in March, as the Milky Way season was slowly starting, where I had the honor to work with Cokin in order to create some night sky images for their new light pollution filter called CLEARSKY. The filter is of highest quality, with Double side multi AR Coating & AF Coating (waterproof, anti-oil

2019-05-28T11:42:37+02:00May 28th, 2019|

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 Review

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 Review UPDATE 2019-05-15 -> Adobe just released a lens profile for Opera 50mm F/1.4 in the latest update of May 2019 (LR Classic 8.3 / Camera Raw 11.3) **Please note that at the time of writing this review, Adobe hasn’t released a lens profile for Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8* It is early March and along with

2019-05-15T07:50:17+02:00March 12th, 2019|

Keep Looking Up

One year ago this day, "Keep Looking Up" was released ! Keep Looking Up was my first personal astro-timelapse project and despite encountering many difficulties while in the production, the film was released and won several awards and very positive reviews from festivals around the world ! Find more about "Keep Looking Up" Project here !

2018-12-14T10:56:43+02:00December 14th, 2018|

Cinetics Lynx 3 Axis & Timelapse+ View Ramping Test

A small behind the scenes sequence of a ramping test. I used the Cinetics Lynx 3 axis motion control system along with the Timelapse+ View Controller. My goal was to synchronize both devices via the AUX2 port. For this test the interval was fixed at 16 seconds and I used a Shutter - Exposure - ISO ramping on the View. The camera on the motion

2018-11-14T10:57:51+02:00November 14th, 2018|

Photokina 2018 Talk Shows

I’m very happy to announce that from September 26 to September 29 I will be hosting three (3) daily talk shows about my personal experience of using Tokina lenses and filters on Kenko Tokina Booth on Photokina ! See you there ! Booth Location Hall 5.2. D-020 / E-29  

2018-09-13T10:19:51+02:00September 13th, 2018|
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