Driving back from a landscape workshop on Saturday, the night was clear and crisp so I figured it would give good views. I stopped to shoot the stars over Glenacally bridge. At 7.23 in the evening, the sky out here is dark, clear and very big. The Milky Way was clearly visible to the naked eye.
I took 7 shots. All were 25-second exposures. There are one or two satellites in all the photos. It’s pretty awesome all of the stars and planets that are in our night sky but it’s even more surprising all of the stuff that’s whizzing by this pale blue dot that we call home.
The most difficult aspect of astro photography is actually getting focus. Setting the lens to manual and focusing on infinity helps.
In my landscape photography workshops, this could form part of a future shoot. Click for more details on my Group Workshops or my One to One Workshops. I also co-host a few night photography workshops throughout the year.
My beginner workshops will teach you how to work your camera, how to use all of its controls and more importantly, how to make a picture of whatever location you visit.
Photography is not about capturing awesome blood red sunsets and all the other cliches that you see online. It’s about you expressing your individuality, enjoying your hobby and capturing the world, the way you see it.
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