Digital Imaging Reporter’s January 9, 2018 Instagram featured photographer is Art Khachatourov. He is based in Los Angeles, California.
“This photograph is actually a three-shot composite, including an aerial scene as well as the Milky Way. I specialize in shooting aerial panoramas. Moreover, the composite helps show more of the object in the frame after I merge two or three images together. The photograph was created from a three-shot vertical panorama all in focus; a three-shot vertical motion panorama; as well as a single-shot of the Milky Way I took in Joshua Tree National Park.”
Khachatourvo shot this composite using a DJI Phantom 4 Pro and Nikon D610 DSLR with a Tamron 15–30mm lens. In addition he merged the images in Photoshop and gave the photo a final “tone lift” in Adobe Lightroom.
You can follow Art Khachatourov on Instagram: @artbyartla.