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Old 01-21-2018, 10:11 PM   #1
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Give me some pointers on how to get good pics of stars, Milky Way, etc

Or point me in the right direction to read up on it

Yes I know I could google it but more interested in TBH tutoring
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:21 PM   #2
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High ISO
Turn on long exposure noise reduction if your camera has it
Use a wide aperture like 2.8
Don't expose over 25 seconds or so as the stars will move in that amount of time
Use a tripod
Mirror lock-up helps to reduce camera shake due to shutter opening and closing
A remote would be very helpful though the self timer will work too

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Old 01-21-2018, 10:22 PM   #3
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Take pictures at night!! Point camera up!!!


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Old 01-21-2018, 11:24 PM   #4
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High ISO

Turn on long exposure noise reduction if your camera has it

Use a wide aperture like 2.8

Don't expose over 25 seconds or so as the stars will move in that amount of time

Use a tripod

Mirror lock-up helps to reduce camera shake due to shutter opening and closing

A remote would be very helpful though the self timer will work too



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Old 01-22-2018, 07:27 AM   #5
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I tried that, didn't work

Thanks Casey
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:45 PM   #6
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Everything Casey said but I put the iso way down to reduce noise/static stuff. But I'm using a t5i so not the best iso. Also shoot when there is no moon and away from cities/towns. If no remot then use the timer. But remotes are like 15-20 bucks on Amazon
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:51 PM   #7
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Everything Casey said but I put the iso way down to reduce noise/static stuff. But I'm using a t5i so not the best iso. Also shoot when there is no moon and away from cities/towns. If no remot then use the timer. But remotes are like 15-20 bucks on Amazon
I agree, follow Casey’s lead. I usually use ISO 800 as a starting point, and then adjust as needed. Usually 800 is a good place to be(for me anyway). I shoot in manual mode, drop the F stop as low as your lens will go, dial in to 800 ISO, and will start around 5-10 second SS. That should get you in the ballpark.
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