Star Photography: Essential Gear and How to Use It


 

 

Star Photography: 
Essential Gear and How to Use It

 
 
 

 

New to astrophotography? 
Learn what you’ll need to take amazing photos of the stars!

As a teen I spent countless hours trying to capture the wonders of the night sky on camera. However all too often I was left with images that were less than stellar. Through a lot of trial and error and further study, I’ve learned exactly what’s needed to take awesome star photos, and in this class I’ll be sharing what I’ve learned with you.

In this class we’ll cover:

  • The gear you’ll need: I’ll explain the difference between DSLR/mirrorless, point and shoot, and camera phones, and which one is best for astrophotography
  • The best settings to use: I’ll go over shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity settings
  • How to choose your location: I’ll show you the tools I use to find an ideal location
  • A live demo: I’ll take you with me on a trip to photograph the night sky over Mount Rainier, and show you the practical application of everything we’ve learned

Requirements:
A basic understanding of shutter speed, f-stop, and ISO will help you follow along with this class but it’s not required.

Resources:
Lightroom
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