I’m a SQL analyst and developer by profession, living in Dorset, United Kingdom, which is an amazing place for people who love outdoor activities. I love mountain biking which has taken me to stunning locations, and there are miles of breath-taking walks with lots of nature and history around – every corner has a surprise, it’s like living in a fantasy, at least that’s how I see it.
Since I was a child, I’ve always had a fascination for the stars. I had the opportunity to visit places near the equator with true dark skies, where the Milky Way core is visible up in the sky – unlike in the UK where the core is barely visible on the horizon. It’s of unbelievable beauty. I spent most of my childhood visiting locations in the rain forest, flat lands and my favourite – the mountains, especially over 4000 meters.
My fascination for the night sky has always been with me and I have always wanted to capture their beauty. One day, I saw images from Michael Shainblum and he then became my main influence and inspiration. I’ve never looked to replicate his style or the others, it was just that I loved how his images made me feel so immersed. It inspired me to do the same with my photos, to capture an image that would put the viewer under the stars.
If you would like to know more, follow this link of an interview that I gave to White Giant Media:
About the images
All images have been captured with a Canon 6D Mk1. And most of the images were captured with a Samyang 14mm F2.8 Lens, my more recent work is being captured with the amazing Samyang 14mm F2.4 XP provided by intro2020.co.uk, the authorised and sole UK representatives.
Photoshop or not Photoshop?
All images are genuine captures and have been processed in Adobe Lightroom. Some of the night sky images have been also processed in Photoshop. New digital cameras are far more sensitive to darkness than the human eye. But the cameras cannot produce natural images in any of the automatic modes for long exposures, specially the ones of the Milky Way. These have been processed in order to enhance details of the nebulas and restore the contrast and darkness of the sky. The very same happens with deep sky photography.
Below are the different looks of the Milky Way
All images have been captured by myself. The website has been designed and built by myself too.
Unauthorised use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from me is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Photography by Kevin Ferrioli or ferrioliphoto.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
© Photography by Kevin Ferrioli and ferrioli.photo.com 2016.