Welcome to Paul Owen Photography
As my website evolves I would like to be able to share my knowledge and tips that I have learned along the way. I hope you will find inspiration and ideas within my website. If you have any questions reach out to me and I will be happy to help!
I began my photography journey in a very strange way. I bought my first DSLR camera for astrophotography. I had been introduced to taking images of the night sky back in 2013.
I bought my first serious telescope then not knowing what I would need but only knowing what I wanted to do.
After a very steep learning curve full of victories and disappointments I started finding my way around to capture images of night sky treasures. During this journey I began shooting sunrises, sunsets, moonrises, moonsets and various moon phases, constellations, odd cloud formations and more. This led me to diving deeper into the full spectrum of deep sky astrophotography. I obsessed with these types of images over the next 4-5 years.
Fast forward to the Fall of 2019, I had a chance encounter with someone who was taking photos at a local lagoon while I was there. We started chatting and I was offered an opportunity to go on the Kennebecasis River to take some wild life photography. Now it's a Saturday morning ritual spending many hours on the river taking photos I never thought possible.
Since then there have been many courses and many people discovering the joy of photographing the night sky.
I am a member of the Saint John Astronomy Club, I chair the Star Party Committee for RASC NB, I am part of a YouTube show: The Sunday Night Astronomy Show and have put on numerous workshops relating to astrophotography.
My images have appeared in Sky news Magazine, Telegraph Journal, and have received many requests to use my images for organizations.