My Journey as a Landscape Astrophotographer with Stephen Bay

Stephen Bay
June 2, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone

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Although I’ve been a photographer for many years, I’ve only recently started photographing the night sky and trying to capture the Milky Way and other celestial bodies. In this talk, I’ll go over my journey as a landscape astrophotographer. Starting from the very beginning where I fumbled around in the dark and couldn’t operate my camera properly to the point where I am doing shoots that require hours of planning and fieldwork. I’ll go over how I choose my subjects and why I strive to remain local even when sky conditions are not the best.

Presenter Bio

Stephen Bay is a landscape photographer living in San Diego. His focus has been on photographing our beautiful city with its amazing coastlines, cityscapes, and inland mountain & desert regions. His carefully planned and executed photos have attracted the attention of local media and he has won several awards from the San Diego County Fair. Previously, he focused on travel stock and published a photo book of Los Angeles with Twin Lights Publishers. He is regularly involved with photography education through workshops & presentations, and he is an admin for the Light Chasers community.
Originally Stephen was from Canada and came to the U.S. for graduate school in Computer Science. He then met his wife and permanently settled in California. After leaving a career as a data scientist, he now pursues photography full-time.
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