Eric Chesak is a physicist, engineer, photographer, and general technophile. He has always been interested in cameras, photography, and optics with several patents and scientific publications on the subject. He’s a full-time consultant, after a successful career in Engineering and R&D management. Eric has been enjoying photography for more than 40 years and began shooting with his grandfather’s rangefinder, 35mm Zeiss Ikon camera. His life-long passion for astronomy and astrophotography spun off to IR photography which developed into a full-blown obsession.
Eric's images are published in Astronomy & other magazines, many websites and on the artwork on a classical music CD. He has also written for several engineering trade magazines and received numerous awards for technical excellence. In addition to his photography hobbies, he enjoys metalworking, machining, and mechanical design and is experienced with CNC machining equipment. In fact, he designs and fabricates some of his own equipment for astrophotography and photography.
You can view more of Eric's IR and Astrophotography at his online gallery.
Eric currently shoots with custom, full-spectrum modified Canon 50D and 5DmkII -- and learns something new every time he shoots a photo.