Jay Evans


My name is Jay Evans and I am a Nightscape and Landscape Photographer, Tour Guide and Educator based in the Blue Mountains.

For the past few years, I have run photo tours and workshops across Australia, predominantly with AstroWorkshops, teaching photographers of all levels to capture the Milky Way and stars at some superlative and iconic Australian locations.

I am an accredited Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tour Guide and hold a commercial tour operator license with Uluru, Northern Territory Parks and NSW National Parks and Wildlife.
I am also the Administrator of the Night & Astrophotography group on Facebook with years of experience running astro events in dark sky locations around New South Wales.

What is in your camera bag?

My Sony Alpha cameras

Sony 24mm GM, 16-35mm GM, 24-105mm G and 100-400mm GM lenses (to name a few)

100mm Filter system with a number of ND filters

Sony Bluetooth Remote control

A rocket blower

A bag of kimwipes

A drone

What is your go to in your Alpha kit and why?

The Epic Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5 GM OSS is that one lens that when all other landscape compositions seem to have evaporated, strapping this fellow onto an A7R3 gives you options you never thought existed. And the sharpness at 400mm allows you to crop right down to the finest details. I never leave home without it now.

Most memorable moment shooting with Alpha?

My 1st BULB Long Exposure using the A7R3 was looking out over Glen Helen Gorge in the Northern Territory on a completely clear night, capturing star trails. After 30 minutes I was completely blown away by the details in the shadows and the colour of the trails captured. It has changed my view on how to capture star trails knowing I can keep power going with an external USB battery.