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Just about everything you should NOT do while attempting astrophotography was done. No one seems to have mentioned a tripod. Looks like this image was taken handheld or on a monopod. For astrophotography you need the strudiest tripod possible so that the camera does not move at all. That would address the clarity. Most other items were covered in above ...


Depending on the lens, f/3.5 may or may not produce best quality. While that's always true, the temptation in long exposure situations is to lean towards larger apertures than may be strictly wise to minimise exposure times. When shooting eg city scapes or similar I usually do trial composures first at higher ISO and larger apertures and then adjust for the ...


I agree with the comments made by JohannesD. It is easy to see that your tripod moved, when you magnify the picture of the stars. You can clearly see that the star trails are not small circle segments, instead they have an irregular curvature which is indicative of tripod movement instead of the usual trail casued by the rotation of the Earth. It is ...


At least three things conspired against you in that photo: The comparatively brightly-lit foreground. The clouds. Their movement during the exposure works to obstruct even more of the sky. The moon! It is suprisingly bright, especially when close to full as it was yesterday. Move away from artificial lights, especially the sort of horrible sodium vapor ...


Forget about the Neewer units unless you are just testing out the idea of studio flash with an eye to upgrading quickly. They are essentially the same units as the Adorama Flashpoint 300WS Budget Studio Flash (there are just some minor cosmetic differences), and while a 3-light kit with stands and modifiers for $300 is a good buy, it's only a good buy for ...

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