Star Trails Photography Tutorial: Take Pictures at Night



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36 thoughts on “Star Trails Photography Tutorial: Take Pictures at Night

  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Is it possible to use the in camera settings for interval shooting to create a timelapse with 30" shots over a desired amount of time, rather than setting your camera up to continuous mode and using an intervalometer? Only asking because I want to go out tonight to try star trails but I don't have an intervalometer. I can see the intervalometer coming in handy if I wanted to shoot say 2 minute exposures and stack those, I just don't understand why I'd need it with the 30 seconds exposure. Am I missing something? Thank you!

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Thanks Tony, great video. I've never really understood the appeal of star trails. The results look like you screwed up when shooting the night sky, LOL.

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    I'm trying long exposure night pics tonight with my Mavic pro drone. I think 8s is the longest I can do. Have you ever tried it with your drone? tips?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    I don't personally own a camera or have too much of an interest in photography, but I have to say that this tutorial definitely sparked an interest in me. Your explanations are clear and concise, this video is great. Thanks!

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Great Video!
    Do you think a couple of 30sec videos is better that a lets say 2h shot with a filter?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    I'm having trouble getting setup with that application it's asking for some things that make me nervous anyone dealt with this?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Should you use a fish eye lens for stars? when should you use a fish eye lens.

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    In your opinion what is the best camera for the beginner to shoot star trails?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Additional tip: Get a head lamp that has 'red light' mode as well as white light, that way you won't have to keep waiting for your eyes to readjust after image reviewing or working the controls on the camera

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Love your videos, just bought your book and so far it has been extremely helpful and easy to understand so many things that were not as clear as they are right now. Thanks!

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    Mine had a lot of noise and the dark frame didn't really help. Is it my camera or am I doing something wrong?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    @Ford Paradise yes,but the battery will drain much quicker and your sensor will get really hot

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    3:48 "because most lenses focus past infinity" … You just blew my mind Tony, now I'm trying to figure about what's past infinity!

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    You say cold so in my town in winter it gets to -40 C or colder -65 C I live in Canada does that work?

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    as usual major helpful and informative video , appreciate the work you guys do thanks a lot

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  • August 31, 2017 at 2:15 pm
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    No way! I stumbled on that abandon building when I was exploring near Mystic. Really cool spot.

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