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!
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 naked eye from within an urban environment. Night-sky photographers use long exposures and any number of other tricks to reveal night skies in all their glory – which often require them being away from city lights.
The night sky has always been a vast and beautiful, but now it’s also the subject of recent fascination. The reason? Modern cameras that can capture galaxies in vivid detail have made capturing stunning shots an easy process for anyone who cares to try!
Things to prepare for your night-sky photography
If you are looking for a big sky in the night, invest in a wide-angle lens. The best camera to use is one with an inch sensor or DSLR that can adjust ISO and aperture … Read the rest