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Top tips for photographing night skies

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!

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