How To: Beginner DSLR Night Sky Astrophotography by PhotographingSpace.com

by Staff June 13, 2016 at 5:24 am

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  1. Hey guys I've got a 1200d & Samyang 14mm lens, shooting the milky way will it be a problem??? @BenjaminEnfield drop me a dm on twitter i tried to find you guys, love the video it helped me get my head around a lot of things i'm new to this but really want to put some work in ;p

  2. loved this video ! all the terms and techniques are foreign to me because I am just beginning to research and learn about photography. what cameras would you recommend that work well for astrophotography, and other things such as landscape and photo shoots. I'm primarily going to toy with astrophotography but not sure which camera to purchase. leaning towards canon models so far. like the 80D

  3. @coryschmitz Really learned a lot but I do have a question–If I spend the time to focus carefully during test shots, isn't it easier to switch to bulb mode and do an incredibly long exposure instead of having to stack hundreds of 20 second shots for star trails?

  4. I've been trying to take some shots of the milky way up here, in Norway, without luck. But since i'm in the northern hemisphere, is that the reason for why I can't find it that easy, or is it just my camera? (sony rx100 ii) I have seen that the rx100 iii can take some stunning photos of the milky way. The ones I've taken, is just plain star pictures. I recall you said that the best seasom up here, is in the summer. Which is fine! however, the only thing now, is that the sun goes down at 10pm and ride at 4am, so the sky is never pitch black. Would that affect the shot? (if I could locate the milky way).
    Great tutorial! Stunning art you've taken!

  5. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! I've not watched any tutorial that has been as concise as this, I really loved that you went through the steps from start to finish. I've been dabbling with AP for a while, but mainly only afocal imaging through my scope… but have recently bought a Canon 70d and, even more recently, a Samyang 14mm f2.8 lens in anticipation of the milky way season, so this video has been a great help! Sadly, I live in Scotland, where the weather is terrible, but fingers crossed I'll get some clear skies in the coming months!

  6. I heard about Expose To The Right method and you're talking about Expose To the Left.. Emmm… Some misunderstanding here….
    BTW great video! Thank you

  7. Nice video. Why is an infinity focus point always correct for astro-photography? Why can you not just push it all the way over to infinity and expect the best results?

  8. I have a question for star trails. . I have a Sony NEX-5N and it has no connection for a wired shutter release. The only option it has it for a wireless infrared remote. , which means it has no locking capability. However, it does have an option to open the shutter when I click the button and then to close the shutter when I click it once more. Theoretically, I can just leave my shutter open for four hours then come back and click the button to finalize the picture .Would this create the same effect and then I wouldn't have to stack?

  9. Hey I am a beginner but planning on buying a lot of gear. Any suggestions on things that will give me a lot to work with so that I won't have to upgrade for a while? budget ~2.5k for camera, lenses, and others.

  10. I have a Canon Rebel T5. I am totally a beginner and I am fascinated with this tutorial. But before I am going to dig in more, I would like to know if my camera is capable in doing astrophotography? I know this is kind of a dummb question, but hope you would understand cause I am really a beginner.

    Thanks a lot and thank you for the effort of posting this tutorial. :D

  11. Hey this is a most beautiful tutorial i learned so much, i have done some astrophotography on my mead 8in with a 35mm olympus om1 and got some photos longest exp. 8mins but quite difficult, camera mounted on the back.

    But i learned from you about the importance of more testing of course now i have digital 70d and a mirrorless sony.

    thank you so much.

  12. my canon wide lens has max aperture of f5.6 so to get more exposure I normally choose ISO 6400 sometimes even 12800. am I doing right ?
    but I've been doing with quality at L instead of RAW . I learned something

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