Gianluca Masi, astrophysicist and science communicator by profession, has been a photographer for a long time. Early in the ’80s of last century he started imaging intensively, experimenting a host of different techniques, both in his darkroom and on the field. On the meantime, he studied not only the technicalities, but also the physics and chemistry involved in photography, creating an excellent basis for any kind of application, ready to support his creativity.
His work ranges from astrophotography (both with telescopes and ordinary lenses) to theater, crossing wildlife, reportage, arts and people.
Nowadays, Gianluca Masi works on digital imaging, with strong benefits, both at the imaging time and post-production, from the past experience and knowledge coming from the ancient times of film photography, as well as from the deep mathematical knowledge gained in his scientific endeavours.
He uses two Canon 5D mark IV DSLR camera bodies, with the following lenses:
- Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L USM Fisheye
- Canon EF 11-24mm f/4 L USM,
- Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM
- Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5 L II
- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L USM II
- Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM II
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro IS USM
- Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM II
- Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
- Samyang 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Aspherical
Canon 20D and 50D bodies are also available, as well as many other accessories.
His images have been published by the most renewed journals, media and websites worldwide.
In 2006 Gianluca Masi launched the Virtual Telescope Project, now the leading facility in the world as for robotic online astronomy for a wide audiance from all over the world. Here you will find some note about the research and outreach activities of the author.
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