Alyn Wallace Obituary – Photography Legend Dead

Popular astrophotographer, Youtuber and author, Alyn Wallace is dead, multiple reports have sadly confirmed.

Wallace’s death has sparked an outpouring of grief due to his youth and impact on the photography world.

He had just concluded work on a massive book aimed at advancing astrophotography after four and a half years of hard work.

It’s an understatement to say his sudden passing has shocked the world.

May he rest in peace.

Details below…

Alyn Wallace dead

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Allyn Wallace’s death was reported by multiple people close to him on social media and by some news outlets.

On Stargazerslounge, a forum for astrophotographers like himself, one post was dedicated to his memory.

“I find it both surreal and heartbreaking to write this. As some of you may now have seen, the astrophotographer Alyn Wallace has tragically passed away, cruelly early with so much ahead of him,” user Fenland Paul wrote.

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“Alyn was an incredibly talented landscape astrophotographer, pushing forward and popularising the art through his wonderfully produced YouTube videos.

“He was generous with his time and knowledge, encouraging many (including me) to pick up a camera and give it a go.

“His epic and beautifully printed book Photographing the Night Sky, published by FotoVue, is encyclopaedic and will be picked up by astrophotographers for years to come. The legacy from his tragically short life will endure for years to come,”

Numerous responses hailed the impact Alyn Wallace had before his death.

“That’s shocking to hear, so very sad, especially given his young age. His astrophotography, YouTube channel and book really were an inspiration,” Mike wrote.

“So desperately sad. I don’t know what to say. I’ve spent many hours under the dark skies of his favoured mid-Wales locations. The Elan Valley provided a particular kinship, a great sense of connection. Unbelievable,” another comment read.

Alyn Wallace photography

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According to the blurb on his personal website, “Alyn Wallace is an award-winning landscape astrophotographer, YouTuber, and author from Wales in the United Kingdom but currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.

“He is on a never-ending adventure to capture the darkest skies and most otherworldly landscapes and shares his work online in the hope of inspiring others to admire the night sky and bring awareness to the accelerating issue of light pollution.

“His work has been featured by the likes of National Geographic, NASA, BBC Earth and many more,”

Alyn Wallace’s book, ‘PHOTOGRAPHING THE NIGHT SKY’, was a result of almost five years of hard work.

“After 4 and a half years of hard work, I have finally completed this 570 page beast! It’s the encyclopedic guide to landscape astrophotography and covers everything from gear, settings, multi-exposure techniques, basic astronomy, post-processing and a guide to the best locations around the world,” he said after publication.

“Learn how to photograph all the night sky wonders such as the Milky Way, aurora, Moon, planets, solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and much more. I cannot wait for you to get your hands on it!”

Sadly, Alyn Wallace could not live long to completely enjoy the impact of his massive tome as it emerged that he was dead, sparking tributes from all those in the photography world.

Tributes

Numerous tributes for Alyn Wallace has hit social media since his passing.

“I am sad to announce that our group member Alyn Wallace, one of the most inspiring photographers of the nightscape community, has passed away way too early. The sky will never look the same anymore to many of us. 🥺 Rest in peace!” Ralf Rohner of the group Nightscaper wrote.

Go Stargazing said: “It is with deep sadness that we share the news that our fellow astronomer and incredibly talented astrophotographer, Alyn Wallace, has passed away.

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“Alyn was amongst the very best astrophotographers in the world, his work enthused and inspired countless others. We pass our deepest condolences to Alyn’s family, friends and associates. The astronomy community has lost one of its brightest stars,”

Nigel Danson, Landscape photographer also said: “I actually can’t believe I am writing this as it doesn’t seem real. This afternoon I found out about the tragic passing of Alyn Wallace.

“I wasn’t a close friend of Alyns but he inspired me with his incredible passion for Astro Photography. I was fortunate to get to spend two weeks in Antarctica with him and he was the nicest guys you could possibly meet. He was always willing to share his knowledge but what I really admired was is humility. He never considered himself an elite Astro photographer but those of you who read his recent book would realise that to be untrue.

“His knowledge was truely inspiring. Today the photography world lost one of its most incredible leading lights. I offer my deepest sympathy to Alyn’s family and close friends. Alyn’s impact on his craft will last forever. Rest in peace mate!”

Youtube

One of the reasons for his popularity was due to Alyn Wallace sharing amazing Youtube videos documenting his passion of stargazing.

According to his website, “I’ve been sharing my adventures under the stars over on YouTube since 2017 and I’ve now created tonnes of useful free videos teaching landscape astrophotography,”

Click here to find the Alyn Wallace Youtube channel – he had over 147,000 subscribers when he was announced dead.

One of his more prominent Youtube videos was a Ted Talk in which he spoke about light pollution.

“In the 50 years since humans landed on the Moon the human population has more than doubled. Cities are bigger and brighter than ever and even towns and villages are becoming more illuminated,” the caption to the video read.

“Making matters worse, orange-yellow sodium bulbs are now being replaced by blue-rich, white LED bulbs which have a much more disruptive effect on the circadian rythms of humans and wildlife, the migratory patterns of birds and the balance of the food chain,”

Watch Alyn Wallace speak about ways to solve light pollution below.

Wales

Alyn Wallace was Welsh from the UK constituent country of Wales.

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the north and west, England to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, and the Celtic Sea to the south-west.

As of the 2021 census, it had a population of 3,107,494.

It has a total area of 21,218 square kilometres (8,192 sq mi) and over 2,700 kilometres (1,680 mi) of coastline.

Wales is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit.

The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate. The capital and largest city is Cardiff.

The country has a distinct national and cultural identity and from the late 19th century onwards Wales acquired its popular image as the “land of song”, in part due to the eisteddfod tradition and rousing choir singing.

Both Welsh and English are official languages.

A majority of the population in most areas speaks English whilst the majority of the population in parts of the north and west speak Welsh, with a total of 538,300 Welsh speakers across the entire country.

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