Watch as professional cityscape and landscape photographer Jennifer Khordi breaks down her process of planning and shooting the Milky Way and the Moon over New York City. Khordi demonstrates how she plans her shots using PhotoPills and shares her favorite photos.
0:00 - Introduction
0:40 - Gear for Photographing the Milky Way
1:02 - Imagine, Plan, Shoot
3:28 - Composition: Know Your Subject
5:45 - Photos of the Milky Way at Different Times
7:55 - Using the Photopills App and Light Pollution
15:20 - Blended Photos of Blue Hour
23:12 - Gear for
Photographer Imma Barrera has spent many nights under the sky, capturing its beauty in order to to raise awareness about protecting the night sky from light pollution. Watch as Barrera discusses photographing nightscapes throughout the National Park System, and learn about her planning, camera settings, and the gear she uses to get the perfect night sky shot.
0:00 - Introduction and About Imma
5:23 - Agenda
6:50 - Under the Night Sky Project
13:11 - Milky Way
22:06 - Gear
26:36 - Settings to Capture the Night Sky
28:42 - Star Trails
Interested in photographing the stars at night but not sure where to start? During this class, professional photographer Alison Carlino discusses the gear needed, how to plan for night sky adventures, how to focus in the darkness, the basics of how to light-paint objects, and how to capture star trails for the purpose of compositing in StarStaX. She also reviews realistic post-processing of the images in Lightroom.
0:00 - Introduction
6:13 - About Alison
8:56 - In This Presentation
9:37 - Gear
14:35 - Planning
20:37 - How to Focus in the Dark
Trying to photograph the night sky but light pollution is getting in the way? Landscape and astrophotographer Jess Santos shares her knowledge regarding light pollution and how to combat it when you’re taking nightscape images. Watch and learn to understand the Bortle Scale, how to find locations, what filters to use, and more.
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Learn everything you need to know about photographing the Aurora Borealis (Northen Lights) with David Swindler! From in-the-field workflow to camera gear and settings selection, you'll be prepared for capturing this beautiful natural phenomenon!
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Want to photograph the night sky and nebulae, but not sure where to start? This is your all-in-one guide to nightscapes and deep-sky photography. Ian Lauer shares beginner, intermediate, and advanced astrophotography tips and setups.
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Winter adventure photography calls for a great deal of preparation beforehand so you can focus on photographing the beautiful landscapes. Join us as Sony Alpha Collective member Rachel Jones Ross discusses how to protect your photography gear and yourself in sub-zero temperatures, in several feet of snow, and on icy lakes.
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Curious about how to get started in night photography? From landscapes to cityscapes, Gabriel Biderman of National Parks at Night offers a beginner’s guide on how to take photos at night.
Have you photographed at night? What sort of experiences have you had? Tell us!
Have you ever wondered how to get started in deep-sky astrophotography? Brian Fulda shares his astrophotography tips for photographing deep space, on topics such as beginner mistakes, astrophotography equipment, and thorough planning.
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The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is unlike any other night photography subject. In this B&H online video, Autumn Schrock offers you pro tips on how to predict, capture, and edit this otherworldly night sky phenomenon.
Have you been far enough north to capture the Aurora Borealis on camera? What are your tips for photographing this beautiful amalgam of physics and nature? Post them in the Comments section.
Travel photographer Susan Magnano shares five photography tips for light painting. Learn the basics of this technique, from choosing gear to how camera settings affect your image, and you will be able to enhance your nightscape images and capture creative portraits!
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In this photography tutorial, you will learn how to photograph the night sky in a way that stands out. Sony Alpha Imaging Collective member and travel photographer Autumn Schrock shares her photography composition tips to improve your astro photos.
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Are you looking for new and exciting ways to capture the night sky? Time-lapse photography allows you to show the passage of time by using a series of traditional photographic images. David Marx will first explain the fundamentals of night sky time-lapse photography, including how to shoot a sequence of images for time-lapse using any DSLR or advanced mirrorless camera body. Next you will learn about the two steps that are required to animate your stack of sequential starscape images using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Classic and Adobe Photoshop
Join professional photographer Jennifer Wu as she details how to photograph the night sky and the Milky Way. You will learn how to plan, with the PhotoPills app and other websites, what kind of photography gear to look for, how to compose your night photos, and more.
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The members of National Parks at Night take you step-by-step through their process of creating some of their night photos, from using PhotoPills for planning to editing in Lightroom. You will learn how to photograph star trails, the Milky Way, and more!
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