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Ian Norman (Lonely Speck)
Works at lonelyspeck.com
Attended Carnegie Mellon University
Lives in Los Angeles, CA
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Mechanical Engineering, 2006 - 2010
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Photon Collector
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I'm Ian Norman: Photographer, Engineer and Entrepreneur. I previously worked as a design engineer at SpaceX to develop structural hardware and electro-mechanical systems on Dragon, the first commercial spacecraft to travel to the International Space Station. One dream fulfilled, I quit my day job to start my own dream projects. Follow me on Google+ to see the world through my eyes. Create with me.
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I quit my day job to start my own dream projects.
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Photographer, Blogger, Engineer
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Kickass Photographer, Rock Star Mechanical Designer, World Class Amateur Vegetarian Chef
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  • lonelyspeck.com
    Blogger, Photographer, 2013 - present
    I write about my adventures in photography, provide personal photography workshops and offer prints of my work.
  • SpaceX
    Engineer, 2010 - 2013
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Los Angeles, CA
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Messing around with #AirDroid3:http://goo.gl/Vzk9EM on my #oneplusone
Access Android phone/tablet from computer remotely and securely. Manage SMS, files, photos and videos, WhatsApp, Line, WeChat and more on computer.
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Just posted my latest video tutorial on Photographing and Processing the Constellation Orion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rltg47Q64W0&list=UUs00ToGzisok-qW9c8XomPQ
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+Juraj Cico nice work
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Check out our latest video on photographing the Milky Way. It's our best work yet and I hope you enjoy it. 
Here's a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark. I was recently reminded of my first really successful attempt to photograph the Milky Way. I remember mak...
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We're getting read for a huge photo project at Burning Man this year. Can't wait to get out there and make some amazing photos. 
 
16 days til the man burns. Here's how we're preparing for Burning Man #BurningMan

When prepping for Burning Man, careful planning helps keep expenses low and comfort high out in the dusty playa. Here we share our preparation process for your reading pleasure. Organization is key, so the whole charade is split into easy-to-follow (but…
When prepping for Burning Man, careful planning helps keep expenses low and comfort high out in the dusty playa. Here we share our preparation process for your reading pleasure. Organization is key...
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Slower Traffic Keep Right 500px: http://500px.com/photo/79350213/
Made this 6x6 sized panorama with the Sony a7S on the way to Reno via Highway 395. Compact medium format anyone?
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My favorite shot from my Sony a7S Astrophotography Review from Trona Pinnacles National Natural Landmark in California
Full Review: http://www.lonelyspeck.com/sony-a7s-astrophotography-review/

#astrophotography   #milkyway   #milkywayphotography   #sonya7s   #sony   #nightphotography   #nightscapes   #nightskyphotography  

Thanks to +B and H, +Diana Southern
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That's what I'm TALKING about
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Totally badass video of the Falcon 9 first stage successfully returning to earth.
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Our latest video tutorial is now live! Every step of making a motion timelapse of the Milky Way!
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+Ian Norman Hey Ian, which of the following cameras would you recommend the most (yes, i ll use it for astrophotography): Nikon D5500, Sony A6000, Nikon D5300
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The latest Lonely Speck video on making medium format astrophotography. Full post here: http://www.lonelyspeck.com/medium-format-astrophotography-with-panorama-stitching/
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Really good video Ian good tips and a simple really good workflow , a men i would love to be able to see the milkyway like that from back here :( .
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I guess it's time for another #supermoon . Here she is from Mono Lake, California. 
- with +Diana Southern 
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Check out our Arches National Park post: http://northtosouth.us/arches/
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Excellent!  I know this spot well and it's great to see here!  Well done, Ian!
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This just about sums up my thoughts on everyone arguing about Full Frame vs APS-C.

Crop Sensors vs Full Frame :: Crop Or Crap?
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BEST video ever! You're a star Zack.
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