Exposure: Alex Cherney

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Lexy spent her formative years taking a lot of photos and dreaming in technicolour. Nothing much has changed now she's covering all things photography related for CNET.

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Alex Cherney

(Credit: Alex Cherney)

Photographer: Alex Cherney

Speciality: nightscapes, time-lapse photography, astro photography

Biography: Alex is an IT consultant during the day, and a keen astronomer and photographer at night, with a particular interest in time-lapse photography. He has had images published in various astronomy magazines, and has won a number of international awards.

Alex lives in Melbourne, and is an active member of the Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society. He enjoys spending moonless nights observing and photographing the night sky, as well as helping people to get involved with astronomy at public viewing nights.

Awards: Starmus Astrophotography Competition overall winner (2011); International Earth and Sky Photo Contest by The World At Night, second prize (2011); The 2011 South Pacific Star Party AstroImaging competition, overall winner; David Malin Astrophotogrpahy Awards, Honorable Mention (2010); NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day: July 5, 2010; August 3rd, 2010; August 23, 2010; July 4th 2011.

Equipment: Nikon D700, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 30mm f/1.4G, Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Fish-eye, Sony NEX-5 (spectrum modified), SEL 18-55mm, SEL 16mm, 2000mm f/3.6 Newtonian telescope, Nodal Ninja 5 Panoramic Head, Stellarium, Nikon Capture NX2, Adobe Photoshop CS5 and PTGUI Pro.

Video interview

More of Alex's work can be seen on his website.

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Dunners posted a comment   

Love this article. :)


harvz posted a comment   

this is my fav Exposure so far lexy. i love what your doing with this segment.

night photograph was one of the main reasons i got my DSLR and i really haven't been out as much as i hope. but now the weather is warming up and new tent in hand i cant wait to see what i can get.
and i think ill have to go to a viewing night at MPAS


Lexy Savvides posted a reply   

Thanks harvz, really glad you enjoyed it. Make sure to let me know how you go with your night shooting and share the shots on Flickr too :)


DavidR5 posted a comment   

Nice interview Alex, good to see you gave MPAS a plug and they didn't chop it! http://www.mpas.asn.au


Lexy Savvides posted a reply   

We don't chop important stuff like that! :)

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