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Jay Evans

Image: Jay Evans, a7R III with 35mm full-frame image sensor GOVETTS LEAP SUNBURST

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, my main interest has been in running tours and workshops across Australia, predominantly with AstroWorkshops, teaching our clients how 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 and Northern Territory Parks.

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 camera
Sony 16-35, 24-105 and 100-400mm lenses (to name a few)
100mm Filter system with a number of ND filters
Both an IR and wired Shutter remote
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.

My events and articles

Lithgow Blast Furnace Astro-meet
Jay Evans
Jay Evans
26 Jul
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Lithgow Blast Furnace Astro-meet

Lithgow, NSW
Blue Mountains Astro Meet
HIDING
Jay Evans
Jay Evans
28 Jul / 24 Aug
A$5.00

Blue Mountains Astro Meet

Multiple cities
Magical Mountains Photography Tour
GOVETTS LEAP SUNBURST
Jay Evans
Jay Evans
9 Aug / 28 Aug / 2 Sep
A$440.00

Magical Mountains Photography Tour

Katoomba, NSW