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Category: Night Photography

Tips, tricks and other posts about creating images at night.

Meteor Shower or Meteor Storm?

Tomorrow evening a meteor shower is predicted. That’s Friday May 23, 2014 for those who may read this years from now (I can dream can’t I?). The meteor shower might be so intense that it could be a meteor storm, whatever that is, but no one knows for sure. I’ve seen the odd shooting star but I have never seen a meteor shower. Well, in reality I have been out watching for a meteor shower but not much happened. Only a few brief streaks across the sky and nothing more. People have been… Read more Meteor Shower or Meteor Storm?

Prefocus for Astrophotography

Yesterday I found a blog post on PhotographyBlogger.net by Luis Argerich titled How to Photograph the Milky Way. I posted a link to the article on the Night & Low Light Facebook page and also shared it with the Create Photographics Facebook page (for full disclosure, I’m an admin on both Facebook pages). One of the comments was about how the camera had trouble finding something to focus on. Luis responded with nice tip about using Live View to zoom in and check on the focus. What do you do… Read more Prefocus for Astrophotography

15 tips for Creating Star Trails:

Using a tripod or some other way of mounting your camera to keep it absolutely still is a must for creating star trails. Also, be sure you bring the quick release mounting plate, if your tripod requires one, with you and your tripod to the location. I left the mounting plate at home once, while the tripod was in the back of the car. Since then I carry a spare mounting plate in my camera bag. Bring a flashlight (aka torch), cell phone, something, anything that emits a good amount… Read more 15 tips for Creating Star Trails: