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Detailed Guide: How to shoot stars and the milky way



Astrophotography (the photographing of celestial objects and phenomena) is not everyone’s ballgame. It requires planning and a lot of patience and persistence. For example, if you know a good photographer who loves to shoot birds, you’ll see some of their shots and they’ll tell you that it took them almost a year to capture it. Same goes for Astrophotography. If you’re lucky, you can get the perfect shot in your first 10 clicks.

You have to face obstacles like bad weather, bad timing, equipment failures and what not. But if you stick to it, you will get what you want. I stumbled upon an excellent guide to Astrophotography by Mark Gee. He has presented one of the most detailed tutorials I have ever seen.


Image source: The heavens above palliser by Mark Gee

In his own words

“This is a general guide of how I personally go about my astrophotography. There are numerous additional techniques out there, including tracking, stacking and dark frame extraction workflows. Personally, I don’t use any of those techniques so won’t be covering them here, but you’ll find plenty of information about them on the web.”

So if you’re looking to learn how to shoot stars and the milky way, check out this guide bay Mark, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

Guide: The Art of Astrophotography

Also, here’s a glimpse of some of this work.

The Art of Night from Mark Gee

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