Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first try at Night photography

I really don't know much about photographing the sky, but I want to learn more!  I don't have any special equipment. I used a "cliff-jumper" tripod on everything but the moon. I REALLY WANT a shutter release cable...and I need to study more about what kind of lens(es) I should use.
I hope to be able to purchase those things sometime and post my progress! So here is the first of many tries:

 The moon...(1/400, f/5.6, ISO 3200)

Trees and Stars... (30 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400)

 The big dipper...(20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400)

Movement of the stars...(41 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400)


  1. I LOVE the one of the moon. Very cool. I have done very little night photography but it's so intriguing to me. :)

  2. Thank you! I want to study into it more and try it again. To tell you the truth, I forget how I found your site, but it was sometime after I went through the IPS PWP course in Portland (July). I've really enjoyed following it!