Photographing Stars: NightScape Photography Tip
Night Sky is a fascinating phenomenon for us as humans. Nightscape Photography or taking pictures of stars and the Milky Way at night needs special knowledge.
Today, Brett Michaud shared his expertise in Nightscape Photography.
Nightscape Photography Tip
Brett’s Nightscape Photography Tip
During the daylight hours, the human eye is far better than any camera, no matter how many megapixels it might have, when it comes to seeing a scene with all its colours and dynamic range.
However, our camera has some distinct advantages that the eye simply does not have at night.
Our cameras have the advantage of an adjustable ISO, which is essentially a way of increasing the sensitivity of the camera’s sensor. The higher the ISO, the more sensitive the camera’s sensor is to light.
In order to capture an image of the Milky Way, you need to set up your camera to capture as much light as possible.
For this shot, I needed to turn up the ISO to 6400, open up the aperture to 2.8 and use a 15-second exposure.
Essentially, I needed my camera to capture as much light as possible. With these settings, the camera takes in far more light than our eyes can take in.
Nightscape images are certainly a niche photography genre. Still, I can tell you there is no better way to learn about Long-exposure shooting than going out at night, setting up your tripod under the stars and taking it all in.
You learn how to shoot at high ISO’s, deal with a good deal of noise in post-processing and focus a camera in low light situations.
Do you want to learn Nightscape Photography Techniques?
Omnilargess Photography workshops focus on many hidden features in digital cameras and editing software, such as Lightroom and Photoshop. We want to bring the Nightscape Photography workshop to Fraser Valley. Contact us for more details.
Watch for our upcoming Nightscape Tour this summer when we visit the night sky preserve at McDonald Park in Abbotsford.
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Ted and the Omnilargess Team