I got the chance to try my hand at astrophotography on Sunday night. For a first try, I think I did pretty well!
I shot in manual mode, turned autofocus off, and dialed my exposure time to 30 seconds. Here’s where I got my settings from. Let’s get to the pictures!
I’m not sure if I had some camera shake (I was using a tripod and remote trigger) or if I actually have some light trails. The “dotted line” is a passing plane. I love how you can see the Milky Way in this photo.
For this one I put the camera on the ground, pointing straight up at the sky. Again, I used use a remote trigger for the shutter.
Have you ever tried astrophotography? It’s actually easier than you think if you have a good, clear sky and a camera that can be set with manual settings. I was happy with my results!