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Tips and techniques for photographing star trails (contd) ..

Tip 951 (Heating up of the sensor): A digital camera is not the same thing as a film camera. When you had a film camera, and you opened the shutter for long exposures, all the camera did was to expose the chemicals on the film to light, and did nothing else. However, in the case […]

Tips and techniques for photographing star trails (contd) ..

Tip 946 (Check the weather): This is critical. If you are going to have rain, clouds, or even fog, there goes the chance of being able to see star trails. Be very careful, and remember these conditions can also be very harmful for your camera.

Tip 947 (Time lapse movie): You might have seen some […]

Tips and techniques for photographing star trails (contd) ..

Tip 941 (Lens can get fogged up): In many cases, you may under-estimate the cold conditions that you will face. In such cases, it is important to ensure that your lens does not get fogged up. You can use some Grabber Hand Warmers for this purpose. These can do a great job of ensuring that […]

Tips and techniques for photographing star trails (contd) ..

Tip 936 (Understanding what causes star trails): You see those beautiful star trails, and it seems like the movement of stars causes the whole beautiful effect. In fact, what your open camera shutter (and the sensor inside) captures is the movement of the earth, since the stars are stationary, while the movement of the earth […]

Tips and techniques for photographing star trails ..

Tip 931 (Keep the camera stable, use a tripod or something stable): This seems like a very obvious item for somebody who has shot star trails, but I keep on getting astounded at the number of people who want to shoot star trails and then don’t have a tripod. A star trail captures the movement […]