This week I got to watch a nice tutorial about astrophotography on the MicroFourNerds youtube channel, which I’ve embedded below.
Watching the tutorial re-sparked my interest in capturing photos of the night sky, so tonight I grabbed my camera and headed out to see what I could capture if I followed the guidelines. I just headed out to my side yard, so there was a great deal of light pollution around me, but it was amazing how much detail I could bring out as I developed my photos in Lightroom. I did have to shoot at a much lower ISO, however. The tutorial recommends shooting at around 5000, my best shots were taken at around 500. Anything over that just ended up getting washed out due to all the ambient light. I’m looking forward to getting out into a darker field, eventually with a wider lens so I can lengthen my exposure time. My ultimate goal is to get an image of the Milky Way!