Roger Groom is the photographer and artist responsible for the astrophotography on this website. Astro Photography Australia was started as a spin-off from a regular market stall Roger held at the Kalamunda Village Markets for many years in the late 1990’s to early 2000’s where Roger sold landscape, macro and astrophotography.
Roger Groom is a Perth based astrophotographer and astronomer with over 20 years experience.
Roger has held positions including the Chairperson of the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group, Tammin Site Manager for the Astronomical Society of Western Australia, and continues to coordinate events and work with these community organisations.
In 2012 Roger commenced astrophotography workshops in earnest after having done various adhoc talks and workshops for the community in previous years. Since that time Roger has facilitated workshops of many formats from one hour one-on-one sessions to many group workshops and occasional theatre talks to over 100 people each. All of these workshops have been fantastic fun, allowing Roger to convey his enthusiasm and knowledge in the field of astrophotography to the audience.
Roger was born and still lives in Perth, Western Australia where as a day job Roger is a software engineer.
Roger has a personal website where you can learn more about the other photography and astronomy projects he works on: www.RogerGroom.com, and also operates a separate business Astro Observatories Western Australia where he hosts 3rd party telescopes in a remote dark sky facility.