Jim Cossey, one of our very own Spotlight Photographers is a bit of a specialist when it comes to Star Trail photography. We've been talking to Jim and he's shared a few of his top tips for shooting these epic images
Photographing the International Space Station is no easy feat. It takes skill, a fair amount of planning, and a whole lot of patience. After years of planning, Aaron Harris has managed to perfect his method for capturing the ISS in transit. Aaron uses his Canon 7D with a Sigma 150-500mm, and of course his Triggertrap kit, to capture his stunning images. We got in touch with Aaron to find out a little bit more about his interest in astrophotography, and how he captures his impressive ISS photos.
ummer is a great time to dive into astrophotography, especially if you’re looking to capture the Milky Way. And of course, clearer skies and warmer nights help, too. We’ve been excited by the release of the first photos of Pluto, and it’s given us the itch to photograph the night sky. Luckily, astrophotographer extraoridinaire Aaron Harris was happy to share his tips and tricks for photographing the International Space Station with us, and that means we can pass them on to you!
Triggertrap and Tether Tools have teamed up to give away an awesome prize pack. With this kit, you'll be able to easily mount your iPad to your tripod to use with the Triggertrap app. The Tether Tools iPad Utility Mounting Kit is perfect for securing an iPad to your tripod, making it the perfect companion to Triggertrap Mobile.
It's getting to that time of the year again when fireworks come out to play. And you know what that means–a perfect opportunity to capture some great photos! But the problem with taking photos of fireworks is that you don't really get to experience them yourself, other than through a lens. What if there were a way to fully automate your fireworks photography? Well with Triggertrap there is. In fact, fireworks were one of the very inspirations for Triggertrap Mobile.
Smartphones are great – how could we live without them? But sometimes you just need to have a bigger screen. Enter the trusty tablet. BothTriggertrap Mobile and Triggertrap Timelapse Pro work great with your iPad, and the bigger screen can make our apps even more of a pleasure to use.
To celebrate the summer solstice here in the northern hemisphere, and the gloriously long summer evenings that it brings with it, we thought it was the perfect opportunity for some long exposure photography. We held a long exposure competition where we asked you, our wonderful users, to submit any of the awesome long exposures you had taken with Triggertrap kit along with the hashtag #TTlongexposure via any of oursocial channels. The submissions we had were breathtaking; what you guys create using Triggertrap gear never ceases to amaze us.
By now we're sure you've heard about the brand new Wearables mode for Triggertrap Mobile. Well, from today, not only can you trigger your camera from Pebble smartwatches, but from Apple Watch as well! Much like both of those funky little gadgets, we think that's pretty awesome.
Here at Triggertrap we love photography (as if you hadn't guessed), and that means we loooove summer. Long summer evenings mean more hours of glorious light to capture jaw-dropping images. Not to mention those warmer nights make nighttime photography a little more fun too! In the lead up to the summer solstice, what better way to celebrate those extra hours than to with some long exposure shots, and to give you guys the chance to win some fun stuff while you're at it.
To give you lovely people a reason (as if you need one) to shout about our awesome new app, Triggertrap Selfie, we ran our very first Triggertrap Selfie competition during the past week.