Photographer Stan Honda has gone from photographing stars on the red carpet to stars in the sky around the world. Honda traded in a fast-paced news career where exposures are captured in 1/500th of a second for the pursuit of night sky landscape photography, where exposures are often over an hour long.
An award-winning photojournalist for 34 years, Honda covered some of the biggest stories of the last 25 years while based in New York City for French news agency Agence France-Presse.
“Night sky photography combines my longtime interests in astronomy and photography” Honda told Yahoo News Photo Editor David Handschuh recently. “Shooting mainly with wide-angle lenses and digital cameras, I bring a human perspective to the universe as I photograph the night sky and the earth below.”