Capturing star trails and other night sky scenes is truly one of the most technically difficult forms of photography. This new in-depth eBook was released to help photographers thrive in this situations.
Designed to help you master these styles in particular:
- Twilight landscapes
- Night sky scenes (shorter exposures)
- Star trails (long exposures)
- The Moon
- Night sky timelapse videos
In order to accomplish this, the guide is organized into four parts:
Part 1, The Sky at Night, introduces some basic astronomy concepts, to help you understand what you can expect to see at night from different places on Earth and at different times of the year.
Part 2, Night Sky Photography, is the heart of the book. It begins by discussing your camera and lenses and how to use them to turn the faint light of the night sky into stunning images. Most importantly, it describes three techniques for how to get accurate focus at night when your autofocus fails you. At least one of these techniques is guaranteed to work with whatever camera and lens you are using. This section also describes additional equipment and accessories that will enable you to do more with your camera at night and help make the experience more enjoyable.
Part 3 covers Image Processing, concentrating on the particular techniques and steps you will need to get the most out of your night sky images. Examples and screen captures are provided for Photoshop, Lightroom, ACDSee and Aperture but the instructions can easily be applied using any other image processing application.
Part 4, Wonders of the Night Sky, will inspire you to get outside with your camera more often. This final part covers interesting events, features and phenomena that you can see at night and how to apply night sky photography techniques to capture them. This part also features many of Phil’s stunning images and the stories behind them.
Phil Hart has been practicing night sky photography for nearly 20 years and currently teaches workshops in Melbourne, Australia.
How to Get a Copy:
It comes in PDF format so it is perfect for tablet devices or any computer. It also carries a 30 day guarantee, if you are not satisfied with any part of the book just let them know and they will give you a full refund so there is no risk in trying it.
It can be found here: Shooting Stars: How to Photograph the Moon and Stars
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