In this episode, Majeed, Nick, and Jim talk about photographing star trails.
Shooting Star Trails
- Moonlit nights are a perfect time for star trails because it illuminates the foreground, and the milky way ins't visible anyway
- If you’re going with the separate shot technique, you’ll want a separate exposure for the foreground.
- Using lower iso's (800) often yields a more appealing image, because the sky doesn't have too much going on.
- For a single long exposure, Don’t go too short on the shutter speed or it looks like a mistake. >6 minutes with a wide angle lens.
- Find the north star for setting up the composition (the bright one below the big dip)
- Nick: a perfect time for light painting since you’re already dealing with layers in photoshop
Nick: Software use to stitch them together
Nick: Apps for finding North Star, and just all around useful for night photography
Jim mentions comet-shaped trails:
Majeed’s inspiration of the week
Enrico Fossati is an image maker based in northern Italy. Enrico’s work is marked by dark and dreamy moods inspired by movies and artworks from artists he loves.