Stunning Milky Way Photography by Michael Shainblum

by . November 4th, 2014

The Milky Way is the galaxy that contains our Solar System. The name “Milky” was derived from its appearance as a dim glowing band arching across the night sky in which the naked eye cannot distinguish individual stars. (Wiki)

San Francisco, CA-based photographer and film maker, Michael Shainblum, graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in 2013 and is an expert in creating and showcasing his vision of the world through visual arts.He’s been a professional photographer for 9 years and  a commercial timelapse photographer for 3 years specializing in motion control equipment.

“Ever since I was a kid I had a passion for creating and showcasing my vision of the world. My way of doing that is through the visual arts.”

It’s no surprise to anyone how we have taken the beauty of the night sky for granted. Hopefully, Michael will be able to help us rediscover the sky at night with the help of his stunning and breathtaking images of the Milky Way.



“I stepped out of the car and let my eyes adjust, given the view that was presented to me, I was left speechless.This is probably my favorite astro panorama I have ever taken. The fog and marine layer knocked out almost all of the light pollution creating some incredibly vivid stars. The Milky Way so very viable in person and was amazing to witness. This is a 12 image panorama taken from Mt Figueroa in Santa Ynez. The light on the horizon is glow from Los Angeles and Ventura county.”


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Below is the new timelapse video by Michael Shainblum called “Into The Atmosphere, spotlights epic, natural spots in California. Find out how Shainblum creates visual magic in the video below.

Michael Shainblum  also has a passion for teaching. If you want to learn his techniques on how to achieve these amazing photographs, you can check out his website and Facebook and Twitter; he offers tutorials and workshops in the field or in the studio.