My name is Luca Fornaciari and I’ve been interested in astrophotography since 2010, but the passion for astronomy and the night sky has always been part of me.
I live in Italy, near Modena and photographer from a moderately polluted suburban sky.
My interest is not in the search for the absolute quality of my images, which would require different skies and instruments. What fascinates me most about astrophotography is its dissemination.
I am interested in making astronomical photography known to those who have never heard of it, to people who have never looked in a telescope.
Astronomical photography and amateur astronomy offer us the opportunity to live a better life and a few years ago I decided to dedicate myself to this idea with perseverance and sacrifice.
I organize seminars, photo exhibitions, lectures, practical and theoretical courses, I manage an Italian YouTube channel and several online amateur astronomy communities.
I publish videos, tutorials, eBooks, online guides and I share my raw shots to help those approaching astrophotography for the first time.
My dissemination activities have allowed me to become a tester and reviewer for manufacturers, distributors and shops, with the possibility of gaining direct experience on a large number of instruments hoping to become a professional one day.
On 5 July 2019 I received an award in Italian Parliament for my outreach activities in the field of astronomical photography.
I am always looking for new collaborations with magazines, associations, observatories, museums and commercial realities. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org