The night sky calls many photographers to enter the realm of astrophotography. However, this specialized form of photography takes more than just grabbing a camera and capturing a few pictures. With such a low level of light, it is essential to use long exposures and to focus on your subject. And be prepared, because finding your frame entails more than just looking through your camera’s viewfinder:
To capture night images, you typically have to use your naked eye to find the vicinity of where you want to shoot. Once located, point your camera in the same area until you make out the angle you’re looking for. Unfortunately, this can be more difficult when you’re in the country without the street lights or moon to light your path. To overcome this issue, use a couple test shots to ensure the frame is set the way you like it.
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