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Milky Way Photography [duplicate]

Images of stars are not very good with a full moon. But what if the moon has not risen? A 3/4 moon rises at 11:00pm tonight. If I travel to a dark spot and take images before 11:00pm will the star'...
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Will a lens upgrade from the kit lens give me better colors on my backpacking travels?

I currently have the Nikon D5300 along with the kit lenses (18 - 55mm). I use it for my backpacking travels to make better shots than with the smartphone, but what I've noticed is that the photos are ...
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Are lens hoods a must?

I see most professional photographers use lens hoods. Why is that? Do they use them for something apart from preventing scratches, etc.? Are lens hoods a must for all lenses? What should I consider ...
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What is the blue circle in this moon image?

Using my Nikon D3200, I tried to capture an photo of the moon using the 18-55mm kit lens. I can see a faint blueish circle, even in my view finder, and also in the final picture. Is this lens flare ...
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What is causing the strange lighter circles in images taken with my Canon 15-85?

I took these pictures with my Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens this morning: Would somebody please tell me that what is that white part in the lower right corner of the picture? EXIF info: F/...
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What could cause this visible artifact which seems to a be a glowing inverse of something outside of the frame overlayed on this photograph?

An acquaintance recently posted an image to FB from his recent trip to the JFK Historic Site asking for an explanation of a visible artifact he states was not visible to the naked eye but was visible ...
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Astrophotography with an 800mm

Yesterday I did the following shot of the moon using a 400mm with a 2X: Now, I would like to know if it's possible to shot pictures of planets using just a tripod? This is the first time I'm trying ...
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What caused some of the bright, diffuse areas of sky in some of the Apollo images from the moon?

There is a large, diffuse, bright area in the otherwise black sky in some of the Apollo mission images from the moon's surface. It is not the sun. What can it be? In the images below, I am comparing ...
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Whats the “most amount of moon” acceptable for astrophotography?

The last time I shot the sky, it was a full moon and it completely ruined my shot. What's the maximum amount of moon (i.e. 1/3, 1/2, etc...) that can be out that won't adversely impact a shot of the ...
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Why is there a secondary image of a light bulb in my image?

I have a few pictures of this anomaly, the fluorescent bulb has seemed to move into another location of the picture when took perfectly still photos. I used a Fuji Finepix-S. What could of caused ...
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taking moon shots [duplicate]

I have a Nikon d3400. I'm using a 70-300mm afp lense and my moon shots look like someone is aiming a flashlight at me. No craters so I thought I needed a filter. After reading some of what's here I ...
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How can I get prevent ghost sun images when shooting with a solar filter?

I am getting ready to shoot the upcoming solar eclipse. During my practice runs, I am getting either single or multiple reflections of the sun. Using Star Adventurer tracking mount, Canon 500D with an ...
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Does opening the aperture improve color contrast? (Open aperture producing more punchy colors / closed aperture more dull colors?)

I'm using some SLR legacy lenses on a mirrorless camera that I have, and I am under the (subjective) impression that if the aperture is wide open, the colors are more vibrant, while closing the ...
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Is it chromatic aberration? [duplicate]

I got green ghost-like lights. Where do they come from? How could I avoid them while shooting? How can I remove it in post processing? I tried using Lightroom chromatic aberration correction ...
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What is this polygonal artifact with my SEL50f18 and Sony a6000 after extreme shadow boosting in Lightroom?

I recently got a SEL50F18 OSS APS-C Lens for my Sony a6000. As it is my highest aperture lens (f/1.8), I did some experimentation with raw files and tried to push the limits in Lightroom with ...

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