Here are some useful articles and videos to support the December 1 Nature presentation on night shooting. (See previous blog posting for details.)
Resources for Night Shooting
Everything you always wanted to know about night photography but were afraid to ask! Compiled here you will find tips and tricks to better night photography, interviews with noted night photographers, links to interesting sites, and all about the moon and its phases.
Must-Read Night Urban Photography Tips
With the days growing shorter, there are great opportunities for night photography in the city.
How to Get Outstanding Urban Night Photographs
Within most city centres, there is a wealth of photographic opportunities just waiting to be discovered, all using available light.
Photographing the Night Sky
In this tutorial, you will learn how to hunt for a dark sky, choose the right equipment, discover 500 rule, and take awesome photos.
Photographing the Night Sky with your DSLR Camera
Photographing the night sky requires nothing more than a digital single lens reflex (DSLR ) camera and a tripod. You can use almost any lens though it is easier to start with a normal (50 mm) or wide angle lens and set it to its widest aperture.
A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Photographing The Northern Lights
Aside from the rare few in our club, most of us are beginners when it comes to photographing the Northern Lights.
Photographing the Northern Lights
This article provides ten suggestions that should improve your odds of achieving some exceptional images of the aurora.
Astrophotography 101: A Lesson Series on Photographing the Milky Way
Astrophotography 101 is currently a work in progress; however, a number of lessons have already been published, including:
- On Photographing the Milky Way
- A Beginner Astro-Photography Kit
- How to Pick a Lens for Milky Way Photography
- Milky Way Exposure Calculator
How to Photograph the Milky Way
Here is a guide to help you understand the basics of photographing the night sky and the Milky Way.
10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers
Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a time-lapse than traditional still photos. You can never anticipate where or when a meteor is going to streak across the sky. In order to catch them you have to set up and take as many photos as you can throughout the night with a wide angle lens on the camera. If you leave the camera in the same position you can use the resulting images for a short time-lapse clip in addition to the still images you can capture.
Capturing Star Trails
Short and to-the-point article on shooting star trails, with a bit of post-processing advice thrown in.
Photographing Star Trails
This article includes a star trails checklist is divided into two sections, for lens settings and camera settings for selected Nikon and Canon cameras.
From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial
Tips for taking amazing shots of the Milky Way and night sky, along with post-processing advice.
Boosting the Milky Way: Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW Tutorial
A basic tutorial covering how to boost your Milky Way shots and how to get the colours in the galactic core to really pop. Although the tutorial only mentions Lightroom, the same techniques can be used in Adobe Camera RAW.
Milky Way Post Processing: Colour Correction
A general approach to processing night sky images
Basics of Post-Processing Night Sky Images
Discusses image stacking and dark-frame subtraction
Nine Secrets to Using a Tripod Like a Pro
How to correctly use that darn piece of equipment that is so necessary to night photography