This video tutorial will take you through the entire process of shooting a professional motion timelapse of the Milky Way, from planning to settings, shooting, processing in Lightroom and compiling in After Effects.
Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.
Timelapse photography complements night photography well since we’re typically dealing with long shutter speeds and using techniques that require lots of exposures, such as image stacking. The easiest way to make a timelapse is to buy an accessory intervalometer for your camera but I don’t always like carrying a bunch of gear around and an intervalometer is just an extra piece of equipment. So if possible, I prefer a camera that has the interval timer built-in. I’ve scoured the internet to find all the large sensor cameras that have built in intervalometers in their software / firmware. Here’s the list so far:
Wide field landscape astrophotography is an impressive form of photography, and it’s accessible to nearly everyone with a camera.
Astrophotography has become much easier in the last decade, especially with today’s more affordable, large sensor, high signal-to-noise ratio digital cameras. There are few photographs that have as much existential impact as a nighttime landscape against the Milky Way. In this article, we’ll show you how to make an amazing photo of the Milky Way galaxy with a minimum of effort and equipment.Continue reading “How to Photograph the Milky Way”