Shooting Stars

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Summertime is prime time for astrophotography. Snapping shots of the milky way is tricky, but totally doable when armed with the right info and tools.

So, how about them tools and info, eh?

Tools:

  • DSLR or even a decent point ‘n shoot.
  • Tripod or any way to keep your camera rock steady.
  • Compass. Try an app! (Apple/Android)

Info:

  • Find a super dark area near you using this Dark Sky Finder.
  • Try to go either when the moon is hiding (before it rises or after it sets) or during a New Moon.
  • For a perfectly focused stars, don’t go over 30s shutter speed.
  • For light streaking stars, shoot at 30s or higher.
  • Use a remote shutter or set up a timer prior to each shot.

Even Moar Info:

Check out this write-up on astrophotography, it’s full of excellent tips and ideas.

 

Photo by Sarah & Colin’s Astrophotography

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Photojojo Weekly Photo Challenge: Episodes 31-34

We’ve had 30 Episodes of our Photojojo Weekly Podcast Challenge so far! Can you believe it? We sure can’t, and we can’t believe how great your photo submissions are. Here are our challenge winners from Episodes 21-30.

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