Astrophotography Tip: How to Manually Focus Your Lens

Astrophotography Tip: How to Manually Focus Your Lens One of the challenges of capturing beautiful photos of the night sky is to get the shot perfectly in focus. Though modern cameras have incredible autofocus systems, they rely on light to obtain their focus. That means that when you're out shooting stars at night, the camera's autofocus will...

How to Compose a Killer Shot of the Night Sky

How to Compose a Killer Shot of the Night Sky I don't think it's any secret that astrophotography can be a challenge. I mean, on the one hand, it's a little more technical than traditional photography. But challenging yourself once in awhile is a good thing! On the other hand, astrophotography can be challenging simply because it's hard...

Quick Tips for Photographing the Full Moon or Supermoon

Quick Tips for Photographing the Full Moon or Supermoon The great thing about photographing the moon is that you have many chances each month to photograph it in its various phases. That means that if you don't quite get the shot you want the first time you try, just give it another shot the next day. Even the full moon gives you an opportunity each...

4 Simple Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

4 Simple Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers One of the most dazzling shows in the night sky is a meteor shower. And though there are times throughout the year when they are easy to see - including the upcoming Geminid Meteor Shower on the night of December 13 into the morning of December 14, 2017 - it can be difficult to capture them in a...

How to Photograph the Milky Way (In Simple English)

How to Photograph the Milky Way (In Simple English) When most people see images like the one above, they likely think "gee, that looks hard to do." And though it takes a good amount of planning and preparation, the right compositional choices, and the right gear, once you get the basic steps down, you might just be surprised at your ability to...

How to Photograph the Night Sky

How to Photograph the Night Sky There are plenty of ways to create incredible images of the night sky. This includes stars that appear as pinpoints, star trails, and timelapse videos, just to name a few. In this article, we offer an overview of these and other techniques you can use to photograph the night sky. Editor's...
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