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About Me2018-08-26T07:35:29+00:00

BORN TO EXPLORE THE WORLD AROUND ME
Up and Down the Horizon

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.

For questions and inquiries, please write to info@gianlucamasi.it

Always Searching For The Shot

No matter if in a remote, pristine place or downtown in a big city, Gianluca Masi is always exploring the world. Better: the Universe. Finding connections between our tiny planet and the overwhelming cosmic scenario is just question of beauty. And he is never tired to look for more.

Landscapes 88
Wildlife 93
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“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
ERNST HASS
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”
ROBERT FRANK

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