VI Astrophotography: Being Blind and Loving Astronomy


Greetings Readers!

Today I cam across a great video, made by one of my favourite VI bloggers Amy Rowe from blind-style.com.

Watch the video below.

In the video she was describing how she used assistive technology to take photographs and thus conquer some of the challenges that being visually impaired can pit against you.

It is shocking to think how some people cannot understand how visually impaired people can take photographs. But, Amy’s rather brilliant response to this was ‘anyone can’t point a camera.’

Indeed they can Amy, well said!

I too am visually impaired, but I also have an interest in photography and filming, in particular Astro Photography. 

Below are some photographs that I have personally taken of the full moon in the Winter Months. I used a very powerful Celestron telescope (details of which can be given.)

So, there you have it, like Amy said, let’s begin to smash a stereotype and show people that indeed blind and partially sighted people can take photographs.

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Want to know more about VI Astronomy? Read my article on accessible astronomy via Huffington Post. Click here to view.

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