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Two New Team Members: Meet Alex and Brendon

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We are honored to be able to announce TWO new PhotographingSpace.com team members: Alex Conu and Brendon Wainwright!

Alex Conu

Alex Conu
Alex Conu

Winner of the 2016 International Earth & Sky Photo Contest, Alex Conu is a photographer based in Lofoten Islands, Norway, originally from Romania. Besides a degree in photography, Alex also holds a major in astrophysics, thus having a deeper understanding of the astronomical phenomena he photographs. He is a member of TWAN – The World at Night, a bridge between art, humanity, and science.

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Prior to his inclusion on the PhotographingSpace.com team, Alex was the overall winner of the 2016 PhotographingSpace.com Image of the Year. His astrophotos have been published internationally online and in print. Alex is the Chair of the Photographic Commission of The Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy (SARM) and a member in the jury of the National Astrophotography Contest ASTROFOTO organized by SARM. He also collaborates with various astronomical institutions and associations in the world. Throughout the years, Alex was involved in countless astronomy public outreach events. He is also interested in visual astronomy and is an active observer in fields like comets, meteors, deep sky objects, eclipses, variable stars or grazing occultations. In his everyday life, Alex is a freelance photographer.

Brendon Wainwright

Brendon Wainwright
Brendon Wainwright

Brendon is a self-taught photographer & time-lapser living near Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa. The first PhotographingSpace.com #EveryNewMoon Ambassador, he is constantly addicted to adventuring and photography, and has hiked and shot the Table Mountain area over 400 times to date. He knows that path, just hike.

Licensed by international movie houses and TV production studios the likes of Universal Studios, his time lapse footage is renowned. Brendon works with brands like Nikon, Fenix, Peak Design, Hähnel Industries, and Lexar.

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Learn about our whole team, an amazing group of astrophotographers hailing from around the world, on our Team Page!

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About the author

Cory Schmitz

Co-founder of PhotographingSpace.com, co-owner of several telescopes and mounts, too many cameras, and not enough hard drives, Cory is an American expat living in South Africa with his wife, Tanja Schmitz.

An avid astrophotographer for timelapse, deep-space imaging, lunar, planetary, and star trail imagery, he is an all-around jack-of-most-trades for night-sky photography.

He is also an internationally published and commissioned astrophotographer, where his photos have been used in multiple online and print publications.

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