Thursday, July 4, 2013

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

This article has a lot of useful information! Lisa

topics included:
  • What do you look for in a location for shots of the stars?
  • One of the trickiest parts of a shot like this is balancing the foreground with the light of the stars. How do you go about it?
  • How do you manage the light of the moon?
  • You have to have a pretty good understanding of the night sky to get shots like this. How do you track where the stars will be?
  • Does the time of year during which you're shooting make a huge difference?
  • How about the weather?
  • What kind of shutter speed are you looking at if you want to keep the stars in place rather than having them form trails across the photo?
  • What if we actually want the trails? What's the best way to go about creating them?
  • Your shots are very much landscape photos, do you always use a wide angle lens?
  • What kind of gear do you need to bring for a night shoot?
  • What do you use for a light source when it comes to painting the objects in the foreground?
  • Can you offer some specific camera settings that will give a good starting point for a star shot?How much post-processing goes into the images? 

How-To: Shoot Epic Landscape Photos Of the Night Sky

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