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If you want to photograph the Milky Way, the first thing you’ll need to know is how to find it. In this article, I share some of my favorite tools and tips for finding the Milky Way’s galactic plane and more specifically, the bright galactic center. Using either smartphone apps or by memorizing important constellations, you’ll be able to find the Milky Way with or without the use of technology.
There are as many ways to process a photo as there are stars in the night sky. In order to share my favorite processing styles with all of you, I created presets based on my favorite photos over the last year. I now present to you Lonely Speck’s first Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw preset pack: Film Speck One. It includes 102 original presets, and it’s free to download!
Use this simple calculator to determine the best exposure to start with for photographing the Milky Way.