Standing beneath night skies and gazing up at the stars is a truly magical experience. And now, thanks to advances in camera technology, it has become easier than ever to get out there and take some amazing photos.
Want to try your hand at astrophotography? Here are our top tips for the best ways to capture the beauty of the starry skies.
Before you go out to shoot, don’t forget to check the weather, as you’ll need a clear night sky to get great star shots. However, partial cloud cover can add atmosphere to your photos of the night sky, so be creative and use it to your advantage. If the clouds are relatively still, you’ll have fewer problems with them looking blurry in shots where you’re using a long exposure. As with all long exposures, keeping the camera stable is crucial to avoid unwanted light trails or blur. Use a tripod to capture crisp, clear images of starry skies and watch out for wind, which can cause clouds to move and spoil your shot.