Month: October 2016

Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis Forecasting

Over the last few months, I’ve been trying to come up with tools and resources that I would want to add to a web site that would be useful not only to myself, but to others. Product reviews and tutorials make up a large part of my posts, but I wanted something a bit more substantial – a resource that would have people returning to my site with a reason. And to that end, I’ve added a whole section on the Aurora Borealis. Continue reading “Aurora Borealis Forecasting”

Enter the LensMuff™ from Digital After Dark.

LensMuff™ – Affordable Dew Control For Your Camera Lenses or Telescope

If you’re into night photography or astrophotography, you’ve likely already encountered the scourge that rapidly puts an end to any photo session – dew. It’s a problem that has plagued night photographers and astronomers since these pursuits have existed. Over the years, many techniques and products have been developed to help combat this problem. Many are quite effective, but have their drawbacks. Continue reading “LensMuff™ – Affordable Dew Control For Your Camera Lenses or Telescope”

Aurora over Camden Lake under an almost full moon.

A Shift In Focus – Widening My Horizons

Welcome to the new Dark Arts Astrophotography blog! It’s been a long time since I posted a real blog entry – barring yesterday’s announcement of my new site and blog. Now it’s time to get back into gear and start posting more regularly once again. I’ve been neglecting my blog over the last several months, partly due to being busy with photography and other stuff. But laziness has also played  a part in it, not to mention my frustration with the Blogger platform. But I digress. This blog isn’t about my lack of activity, but rather about what I’ve been doing over the last several months!

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Lonely Scope

New Dark Arts Blog and Web Site

I started the Dark Arts Astrophotography blog back in November 2013, about a year after having started with astrophotography. At the time, I knew very little about astrophotography, and even less about blogging.

While searching for a blog site, I came across Blogger. It seemed to be a good choice. It’s owned by Google, ties into my Google, G+ and YouTube accounts. It seemed to make sense. But after a couple of years, I started to realize that I didn’t like Blogger much. It just seemed to clunky, its plugins were a mess at best, and the customization options just weren’t there or left a lot to be desired. Well, unless you want to link to other Google services, that is.
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