Top tips for photographing night skies
Below are a few helpful tips to follow if photographing the night skies for the first time. Remember, like most art forms, astrophotography takes alot of practice and patience:
- Use a tripod.
- With the widest F-Stop available; experiment with ISO settings between 400–1600.
- Use a 10 second delay (self-timer) and set the exposure to around 25–30 seconds – the delay will eliminate button-press shake.
- Try briefly illuminating landscape features in the foreground by quickly flashing a torch.
- Beat the cold. Wrap up warm and take spare batteries!