Best Guide, Tips and Examples for Taking Star Photography


Star photography is a unique photographic technique, which can be enjoyed by any keen amateur photographer. The technique is similar to landscape photography, but the subject is often a meteor, which is an atmospheric object that travels through our atmosphere.

Star Photography

A meteor shower occurs when small pieces of a comet collide with our atmosphere and vaporise into fragments of ice and rock particles. These tiny meteors streak across our sky and are visible for several minutes. A single meteor might burn up entirely, creating a flash of light, or it may disintegrate before reaching the Earth’s surface.

The earth’s rotation around the sun means that the meteors appear from the opposite direction in the sky every day, as the Earth moves through space. Meteors travel at speeds between 50km per second and 60km per second. At these speeds the meteor trails become blurred and difficult to photograph. However, the trails … Read the rest

Night Sky Photography: A Guide to Taking “Stunning” Photographs of the Night Skies

The night sky is a fascinating and mysterious place. Sometimes, you need to stare into the night sky for long periods of time before something beautiful happens. Other times, it’s just there waiting for you to capture it with your camera. Whether you are looking for inspiration or want to take some stunning photographs of night skies yourself, this guide will help get you started!

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What is night sky photography?

Night-sky photography is the new big thing, and people are taking their cameras into dark corners of forests or out to sea. The internet – mainly Instagram – has some beautiful images for you to take in with your morning cup of coffee, like star fields stretching across a sky littered by thousands upon thousand stars glittering brightly against its black canvas background.

What night sky photography is not, however, are the distant stars that can be seen with a … Read the rest