Astrophotography

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Looking to photograph the Milky Way for the first time? From planning your shoot to the camera settings to choose, Jess Santos breaks down everything you need to know to capture the stars. 0:00 - Introduction 1:30 - Story Time 4:50 - Pre-Shoot Planning / Helpful Apps 19:24 - Gear 24:01 - Settings 28:54 - Different Techniques 48:17 - Telling Stories / Photographing the Foreground 58:48 - Q&A Have any other tips to share? Share them down below. Sponsored by
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Seize the night with National Parks at Night! Learn to push the limits of your creativity when capturing long exposures, star trails, the Milky Way, panoramas, and more. Gabriel, Chris, and Matt of National Parks at Night share behind-the-scenes photos and discuss settings, composition, and perspective. 0:00 - About National Parks at Night 3:37 - Time 21:05 - Composition 36:49 - Perspective & Field of View 53:30 - Q&A Are you a pro at night photography? Share your tips down below.
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Where will you be on April 8, 2024? If you don’t already know, you’d better figure it out fast, particularly if you’ve got an interest in observing—and ideally photographing—the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a total solar eclipse. To get you up to speed on essential eclipse details, tune in to our chat with science writer Rebecca Boyle and Gabriel Biderman from B&H’s Road Marketing team. Boyle shares tidbits about Earth’s silvery sister, gleaned from research for her book Our Moon, while Biderman discusses preparations (and practice!) for
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Get ready! The Total Solar Eclipse will occur on April 8, 2024, so it's time to start prepping. In this video, Gabriel Biderman, from National Parks at Night, offers tips on photographing a solar eclipse. You’ll learn everything you need to know, from how to expose your photos to how to compose them. 0:00 - Introduction 0:57 - Tip 1 2:27 - Tip 2 4:51 - Tip 3 7:38 - Tip 4 9:49 - Tip 5 Are you an astrophotography aficionado? Share your own tips on shooting solar eclipses down below.
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How do you locate the Milky Way in the sky? What is the best phase of the moon to photograph? How do you focus your lens in the dark? Astrophotography is magical yet challenging. Luckily, Autumn Schrock (@autpops) is here to be your guide to capturing the night sky. 0:00 - Introduction 1:35 - Preparation and Planning 4:42 - Camera Settings 11:56 - Reflection Image 14:38 - Composition 15:34 - Barn Image 16:38 - Car Trails/Long Exposure 18:40 - The Possibilities Did you find these tips helpful? Let us know in the Comments section, below.
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Autumn Schrock is inspired by the moon and its beauty. The different moon phases or times of day, as well as composition, can affect your photo’s story. Schrock explains how to take all these elements into consideration when photographing the moon, as well as how to strike the balance between planning (using apps like PhotoPills) and improvising in the field. 0:00 - Introduction and Schrock’s Work 1:58 - Storytelling 3:47 - Schrock's Tips 6:20 - Planning and Photographing 8:56 - Camera Settings 10:26 - Gear and Composition 11:31 - Schrock's
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B&H x Sony present Teton Perspectives, a new series with Nate Luebbe and Autumn Schrock! Join them in Grand Teton National Park to learn their techniques for shooting landscapes, wildlife, and astrophotography. 0:00 - About This Series 1:18 - Schrock and Luebbe’s Love of Nature 4:24 - Working with Your Partner 6:08 - Grand Teton National Park 6:38 - Sony Alpha Imaging Collective 7:15 - In This Series Do you have any photo tips to share? Let us know in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by
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If you want to take your astrophotographs to new atmospheres, the gear you need is not necessarily a new camera or lens, it is a star tracker. Yes, a high-resolution camera and fine glass are a must for great astrophotos, but the star tracker is the tool that will help you ally yourself with the physics of our world and give you a fighting chance to create better
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There are a few genres of photography in which accessories are crucial to photographic success. Astrophotography is one of those genres! Let’s take a look at some great astrophotography accessories to help you (or your favorite stargazing photographer) elevate your Astro-photo game deeper into the night sky. Here is a list of top astrophotography accessories: Binoculars
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Solar eclipses are awesome spectacles of nature that are irresistible to photographers. Besides eclipses, the star at the center of our solar system is an amazing photographic subject—even when it is not being partially or totally blocked by the moon. If you want to photograph a solar eclipse, or just photograph the source of our fragile planet’s warmth and light, you need a
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Many of us believe that astrophotography requires a ton of know-how plus the investment of highly specialized (and expensive) gear to create successful images. The truth is that you can capture astrophotography with any camera and any lens. But, as the saying goes, your mileage may vary. If you already have a camera and lens, you might want to head over to my three-part series Basic Backyard
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OM System Ambassador Matt Suess brings you along on his recent trip to Lofoten, Norway, to capture the aurora borealis. Suess has prepared an in-depth look at how to prepare for a trip like this and offers tips on photographing the aurora borealis. 0:00 - Introduction 2:45 - About Matt Suess 6:07 - Getting to Lofoten, Norway 8:56 - Gear Check List 18:20 - Predicting the Aurora Borealis 30:48 - Photographing the Aurora Borealis 36:53 - Time Lapse 40:06 - Other Photo Opportunities 44:04 - Final Thoughts 44:50 - Q&A  Have you ever
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Have you ever dreamed of capturing the Milky Way? Matt reports in from  the mountains of Utah to demonstrate techniques for capturing a time-lapse of the Milky Way galaxy. 0:00 - In this Video 1:12 - Gear 2:10 - Settings 3:20 - Result Ready to start your own time lapse? Share your tips in the Comments section, below.
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Landscape photographer Imma Barrera attended an artist’s residency at Glacier National Park. The residency focused on astrophotography—in particular, capturing the Milky Way—and wildlife photography. In this video, Barrera shares which areas of the park are the best to visit so you can capture the most beautiful images. 0:00 - Introduction 2:26 - Barrera's background 6:26 - "Under the Night Sky"—Glacier National Park 21:05 - Astrophotography 31:19 - Landscapes 42:20 - Wildlife 49:12 - Q&A Getting the itch to visit Glacier National Park
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Do you ever gaze up at the night sky and wish you could photograph all those twinkling stars? Well, you’re in luck. Here’s your comprehensive beginner’s guide to capturing the Milky Way. Join Matt Zefi in Zion National Park for a step-by-step breakdown of everything you need to know to get that perfect shot. 0:00 - In This Video 0:30 - Scouting & Gear 2:34 - Camera Settings 5:25 - Editing & Results Ready to take on the Milky Way? Share your thoughts in the Comments section, below.