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Dario GiannobileDario GiannobileJust Me! I'm a photographer (ops, am I?) and I'm really passionate about nightscape photography. I first started to shoot photos to deep sky objects when digital photography did not exist. My results were modest at that time as long as my knowledge of the post production process. At that period I had a lot of time to spend to astrophotography that I always made by means of modest instruments: a telescope for beginner, economic lens and so on...but still I remember the enthusiasm I felt every time I removed the film from the analogic camera and waited until the positive (or negative) film were developed!

Today things have changed: I finished off my studies (I'm chemical engineer), I have a beautiful family and, as far as it is concerned to this passion, analogic photography is not common anymore!

Today I shoot my photos with my canon 7d and I went in deep on colour theory and colour correction techniques that I would like to share with you. Even my passion changed a bit, moving from the deep sky photography to night sky and landscape photography including natural and historical elements along with the beauties of the sky.

I live in Sicily (Italy) which offers lots of points of interest from the historical and naturalistic point of view and six of the Unesco Heritage Sites such as Syracuse (where I live) and the rocky necropolis of Pantalica that a day I hope to photograph.


My photographic work is mainly divided in the sections: the galleries (The Sky) where you can already find lots of interesting shots and the blog (Behind the Scenes) where I publish from time to time the workflow behind the photos.

In the galleries you will find also a collection of photos named Before - After where it is possible to compare the original shot with the final result of postproduction.

Occasionally, in collaboration with Hermes Sicily Tours I also organize workshops and photo experiences in Sicily.

As you can see, the graphic of was design to be minimal in order to improve the visitor's experience. I decided not to apply any advertisement.

I do not intend to earn money by means of this site but, nevertheless, you can buy the photo you like. In this case I hope to pay back the annual expenses to keep this site alive! If you decide to buy any photo, I grant you that the best photographic lab will do the job. I hope that you will really appreciate this project and will return to find new interesting images and articles!


Syracuse (Italy)



Pictores Caeli

Many things have changed since the last time I posted an update on this page. Today I want to share with you my collaboration with other great astrophotographers: Stefano De Rosa, Giorgia Hofer, Marcella Giulia Pace, Alessia Scarso (the latter also a movie director).


Giorgia Hofer
Stefano De Rosa

Marcella Giulia Pace
Alessia Scarso


LOGO PICTORES per sfondo neroLOGO PICTORES per sfondo nero With them we created a group called Pictores Caeli to share our ideas and to receive and give feedbacks on our shots. 

The purpose of the partnership is to reproduce sidereal events, contrasts between architectural and natural elements that, without falsifying reality, can transmit a message that goes beyond the observed reality and return to the observer the sense of wonder we feel at the moment of shooting.

We conceive photography as one of the forms of art. This represents for us a moment of individual and collective growth, knowledge, research, experimentation and social relations.

For us at Pictores Caeli it is important to create the image in the most pleasant way possible using the best shooting and post-production techniques, without altering reality.

The aim is the union of mutual technical and artistic skills to best develop the images of the sky and to provide our followers with top quality images certified by a new LOGO!




My photographic inventory at the moment? once very modest, now no more:

  1. Canon 7d; Canon 6d; Canon 6d mod;
  2. Tamron 17-50 mm f2.8 VC;
  3. Sigma Art 105 mmf/1.4;
  4. Sigma 150-600 mm f/4.5-6.3;
  5. Sigma Art 50 mm f/1.4;
  6. Sigma Art 20 mm f/1.4;
  7. Sigma Art 14 mm f/1.8;
  8. Canon 8-15 mm f4;
  9. NiSi Filter Natural Night;
  10. Two tripods with a gear head both from Manfrotto;
  11. A ball head from Sirui;
  12. Vixen Polarie;
  13. Two 20€ amazon remote controllers;
  14. Flash Speedlite 600RX-RT;
  15. Tokina 11-16 f2.8;
  16. Remote controller Canon TC80N3;
  17. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2,8L IS USM II.



How can you contact me?


There are different ways!

The first one is by linking to the contact page: and write me an email.

Then you can visit the facebook page: Astrophotography...Dreamscape of Sicily or my personal FB profile: Dario Giannobile.

I have also a Instagram account, look for @dariogiannobile.

There is a personal profile even in twitter: Dario Giannobile but to be honest I do not use it very much!