Accessible astrophotography tools keep getting better and better. Here, I review and walkthrough of my new favorite piece of software for processing astrophotography: Starry Landscape Stacker.
ISO is one of the three major exposure settings in the exposure triangle of a digital camera. Of the three: shutter time, f/number, and ISO, it is ISO that is probably most misunderstood. Even more so than f/number. In fact, it is a common misconception that higher ISO settings will cause images to be noisier. In fact, the opposite is often true. Wait, what?
That’s right, higher ISO settings alone do not increase image noise and higher ISOs can even be beneficial to low-light photography. In this post, I talk about the craziness surrounding ISO settings, how ISO actually affects exposure and how to find the optimal ISO setting on your camera for astrophotography.
Coming to the 2016 Lonely Speck Meetup? Join Lonely Speck creator Ian Norman for a 2.5-hour session of astrophotography post-processing, group photo sharing, and Q&A.
In this video tutorial, I walk through my method of capturing and processing a photograph of the Milky Way from the window of an airplane.
In this video tutorial, Tyler Sichelski walks through a novel method for removing coma aberration from astrophotography using Adobe Photoshop.
Focusing at night can be difficult. In this tutorial I review some of my favorite tips and techniques for focusing a camera lens in the pitch dark and I introduce a tool to make the process even easier.