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The Art of Astrophotography

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

October 5, 2019 – November 20, 2019


CCACC Art Gallery held the solo exhibition, entitled "The Art of Astrophotography" exhibit 21 artworks by Chao Wang.


Exhibition Artwork


Our Reception


About the Exhibition

Who am I? At the beginning of the "Brilliant Starry Sky, Time and Space Intersect, and Meet You Thousands of Years Ago", Chao Wang introduced a series of his photography qualifications and experiences, and then slowly explained how he started his journey of astrophotography by way of storytelling. The entire story was captured by an Eagle Nebula taken by the NASA Hubble Telescope, which inspired Chao Wang's original intention for astrophotography. Chao Wang shared some of his very early astrophotography photos, such as: his first “Milky Way” and the first “Star Trail”.


Chao Wang continued to introduce the equipment for shooting astrophotography one by one, such as: the equatorial mount, guide telescope, guide camera, refrigerated camera and telescope, etc., and set up a set of usual shooting equipment at the scene, explaining and operating on the spot. Let the audience who came to the lecture know how to capture images of deep space stars. On the spot, he also explained some astronomical knowledge, such as: how to find the position of the North Star, and the relationship between the summer triangle and the Milky Way.


After that, Chao Wang introduced how beautiful astronomical photos were produced. After capturing numerous original deep space stars, he used special processing software to correct star points and overlay images, and then combined red, green and blue, independent three primary color image files into a colorful photo.


All of the astrophotography artworks exhibited at CCACC Art Gallery, except for the photos of the solar eclipse and the moon, which are single exposures, all the photos of deep space stars were produced by overlaying. The total exposure hours for each artwork range from approximately twelve to eighteen hours.


Meet the Artist


璀璨星空時空交錯與千年前的你相遇

汪釗是大華府的天文攝影同好,此次展出的作品共20餘幅,從深空天體到日月歌手等主題,影像的多元性可說是大華府近年來唯一華人的天文攝影展,借於璀璨星空浪漫多變的星空影像,讓每幅攝影作品都猶如一件藝術品,為了留下這亙古久遠的美麗,把它變成一張珍貴的天文照片,在觀眾讚歎星空奧妙之際,我國也用欣賞畫展的角度,享受崇尚知性與藝術兼具的星空饗宴。

汪釗剖析了他的追星曆程,憑藉著一股對天文神秘的探索的熱忱,鍥而不捨的追尋,就是為了捕捉到遙遠的深空迷樣的色彩!汪釗說,浩瀚宇宙中人類的渺小,但在相似的世界裡,又存在於對天文無限的未知,如果我們能保持著追尋未知的一貫熱忱,執著於那個領域,從而成就一個屬於自己的夢想。

簡歷

前大華府攝影社講師

華府祭孔委員會專任攝影師

前華府龍舟協會專任攝影師

前美京華人活動中心攝影社社長

美國天主教LEGATUS雜誌華府特約攝影師

大華府地區自由婚禮/活動攝影師

美國天主教 Marian Helpers 雜誌華府特約攝影師


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