How to Shoot Astrophotography for Absolute Dummies, Like Me.
Ok, no more murmur I will just cut to the chest. It’s because I’m not really a professional and my picture is far from professional, but it’s a good starting point to any one hasn’t done it before.
- Find the darkest and clear night, full moon won’t work. Also, if you live in the city then go out. City light will just noise your dark sky.
- Mount your camera to the tripod
- Start with ISO 800
- Widest aperture, start with F4
- Manual focus and adjust to infinity
- Here’s a little trick, there’s a 500 or 600 rule. The idea is to divide 500 or 600 with your focal length. For example, if you are at 18mm then 500/18 = 27. That’s your shutter speed. This is to prevent any star trail.
- Adjust one thing at a time. For example, ISO first and then aperture to get your best results.
Have fun! Play with your settings.