Photography is one of those hobbies that you can pour never ending amounts of cash into, there is always something new and shiny to spend your money on. But if you’re into astronomy, or star gazing chances are that you may be interested in Astrophotography (Taking pictures of stars and space). One thing that you will need in addition to your normal photography gear is a telescope and it can be hard for beginners to choose a photography worthy telescope.

That is where Mr. Forrest Tanaka comes in. During his 30 minute video Mr. Tanaka goes through a variety of topics regarding choosing a telescope and the various options that are available to you based on the different types of things that you want to shoot. If you have a spare 30 minutes check out the video below.


I think that this is awesome, the knowledge that I gained regarding Astrophotography (something I have never even thought about) was invaluable. If I ever do decide to get into this niche of photography – something that would be crazy considering my area has cloud cover 80% of the year. – I think that I will have good footing to get started.

Are you into Astrophotography? Thinking that you are going use the information in this video? Let us know in the comments below!

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