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Need some help with astro photography

I'm just getting into photography and I'm interested in landscape, astro and macro photography. Because of the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE), I tried to make some pictures during the night, but I think ...
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Capturing the Comet

I’m trying to get a picture of the Neowise comet. I have a Cannon DSLR and a 300mm lens, along with the 50mm, and a tripod Can someone please tell me the settings that are best? Last night, my best ...
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What camera features do I need to take a clear picture of NEOWISE?

My current digital camera is a Nikon Coolpix L110. Several years ago, I took pictures of a lunar eclipse. The pictures weren't what I wanted. The moon was a featureless white disk with and there was a ...
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Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM for night landscapes and possible astrophotography

Does anyone have any experience with the Canon 10-18 used specifically for night landscapes or for doubling in Astro photography? I already understand it is a slow lens, and obviously not the first ...
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Decrease luminance of particular during long exposure

I am trying to shoot a building (the space needle) during night time With a shutter speed of 30s. The red light emitted by surrounding buildings has high luminance. How do I decrease the luminance ...
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Why do the stars look so blurry? How can I improve the focus?

For some reasons I do not understand the stars look very blurry in this photo: Here is the photo details I have tried different exposure times such as 10" or 8", but the outcome is still the same. ...
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Capturing aerial night photos during plane takeoff

asking for CCs please. Raw picture and edited one using Lightroom. Fujifilm XT-100, 15-45 mm, 15mm, f/3.5, 1/125, 6400. Took it while takeoff. I only got 1/125 shutter speed to capture as much trade-...
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Solve unwanted white “waves” and “Pacman squares” in low-light picture - post using Google Photos

After op commented that my picture is super under-exposed, I tried post using Google Photos. But when I increased the exposure, I saw some unwanted white "waves" or rows in the photo. The edges of ...
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How do I take a photo so the moon doesn't have bright “rays”?

Any advice on how to remove moon "rays"? (Looking to learn how to take a photo without them, not remove them in post) Artistic opinion - is it too underexposed? The picture was shot at shutter speed ...
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What should I look for in a camera for Night Sky Photography?

I am a beginner and planning to buy a mirror less camera for Night Sky Photography. Here are some questions I have while considering what camera to buy. My max budget for body only is around $1000. ...
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When zoomed in, I see red, blue and white pixels. What is the cause of this? [duplicate]

I was experimenting with the bulb mode of my Canon EOS 600D camera. I realised, in the image there were these red, blue and white pixels that are also seen in the screenshot. What is the reason that I ...
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Difference in light between new moon night and adjacent nights

I want to photograph bioluminescence in a remote area without light pollution. A dark sky is key. The only light would be from the moon and the stars, so I'm aiming for the next new moon (fortunately ...
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How to click night view photos from mobile phone?

I find it difficult to click a photo of a hill-station from its height at night, because its lights are not captured well and also gets blurred if zoom. So how to click in mobile? I want the photo ...
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Which programs can be used for landscape night photography stacking on a Mac?

I am interested in landscape night photography and would like to avoid star trails. The research I did so far suggests that I should use image stacking to accomplish this but I am having some trouble ...
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Star photography noise

I am using the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera (original) to play around with capturing images of the night sky. So this is a Super16 2.1MP sensor with a 135mm cinema lens at T2.2 capturing 12-bit ...
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How to precisely time tag DSLR shot?

I want to know the exact UTC time of the moment of the shutter button pushed. A precision of milliseconds order would be ideal, but anything better than 1sec is acceptable. The photo properties ...
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Looking for advice for choosing a DSLR for landscape/night photography [duplicate]

After several years of using my Canon Rebel T3 on and off, I've decided to upgrade my camera and start actually learning photography. My main interests are in landscapes and night/astrophotography. I'...
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In an image with camera shake and a point light source, can the shape of the point light source be used to practically reduce the shake significantly?

Often said "you could compute out the camera shake if you knew the blur function"... One area frequently plagued by shake: Night photography. One thing frequently found in night photography: Stars ...
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Are there add-on lens accessories which collect additional light, as a parabolic microphone can be used to gather more sound?

I recently imagined a useful accessory. Suppose you need an fast shutter and low ISO photo, but your APS-C camera doesn't help much, nor does your telephoto lens with very small aperture, in the ...
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I was just approached to do nightclub photography, I've never done it before and I want to know what I need to pull it off

So I was taking photos downtown and an event manager for a local nightclub approached me. He wants me to shoot for his event at the local club on Friday. I said yes. But I know I need to modify my ...
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Exposure in Astrophotography [closed]

So, when taking a photo of the stars, I've generally taken photos at about ISO 3200, 20 seconds, f/3.5. I subsequently stack about 5 of them to get rid of the noise, which seems to work relatively ...
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Will my finepix s8600 be enough for the milky way

I'm planning on buying a DSLR soon but impatience got me I decided to take my moms 4 year old bridge camera and give a shot, I took pictures in a mildly light polluted area, and it seemed to have ...
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Is it picture noise or did I captured the stars of our galaxy?

I captured this image of empty sky using my phone in the direction of orion constellation and applied some filters using an app. Can anyone explain what is this?
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Will using a hotshoe flash with camera give me clearer/cleaner picture results?

I know there are a lot of cameras out there that take awesome night pictures. But whenever I'm on a wedding and we are taking picture in the dark outside, using only the camera's pop-up flash the ...
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Night portrait with noiseless in focus background [duplicate]

We know to take a noiseless night landscape/cityscape, we need use a tripod and set a low ISO. For example in a scene I use ISO 100, aperture f/8.0 and exposure time 30 seconds, I get a night ...
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How to edit my RAW photo to make the stars come out more?

I've been taken night photography photos with my Sony A6000 in RAW+JPEG. There should be a lot more potential in RAW, but I can't make it look as visually pleasing as the JPEG. In particular, the ...
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Photographing baby turtles/turtles at night

Is anyone able to give suggestions on what camera settings would be suitable for night photography of baby turtles? I'm currently using a Canon 1300D with a Tamron 16-300mm lens.
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NIght Photography while at sea

My son is in the US Navy. He wants me to figure out which compact camera would allow him to take pictures at night while at sea of the stars, and bio-luminescence. Unfortunately, while he can use a ...
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Should we zoom or not zoom while taking night sky photo [closed]

I was trying to capture Northern lights during my recent trip to Iceland, although i couldn't capture them well but i was left wondering if i should zoom towards night sky while clicking photos or not ...
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Websites or advice for Northern Lights Photography (super beginner here) [duplicate]

I am brand new to the DSLR scene; I just purchased a Nikon d3400. I'm going to Alaska next month to hopefully catch my first glimpse of the Northern Lights. I understand that the d3400 may not be the ...
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How would one get a moon shot like this?

Here is the shot, taken off Reddit: As you see, the moon has a perfectly exposed shadow (you can see the details in the unlit side of it) which I want to achieve. I understand you want to have a ...
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How can I process a highly underexposed image to bring out detail in the shadows without making neon lights too bright?

I was traveling recently and had a little time at a pier late in the night. The surrounding skyline was spectacular and I clicked the scene highly underexposed. Any ideas on how I can process this? If ...
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How to get correct color balance for night shots?

I was trying to get a shot of a red moon, but the color was coming out wrong obviously due to a white balance problem. Adjusting the white balance after the fact was not an option because I would ...
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How can I make my night photographs portray the sensation of vision trailing off into the darkness?

I am a newbie amateur photographer. I enjoy walking at night in a wood and take pictures. It is not hard with a modern digital camera (I have a Nikon d3100) to show whatever is needed by taking ...
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How do I remove these purple color casts in RAWs of a really dark scene?

I'm photographing a really dark scene with my iPhone 7 Plus in RAW, and exporting it to JPEG in Lightroom 5: Notice the purple cast throughout, especially in the corners. The in-camera JPEG doesn't ...
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Taking a skyline photo with a person closer to the camera during night time

How can I take a photo which shows the skyline and the person who is standing around six feet away from the camera with proper lighting at night? For taking just the skyline I've used long shutter ...
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How to photograph someone sitting next to a lit table lamp?

My subject was sitting next to a lit table lamp casting a dramatic yellowish tint on part of my subject's face. Loving the mix of light and shadow, I went ahead to photograph it with my Nikon D5300 ...
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Long exposures blurred images due to mirror movement - film photography

I currently own a Contax 139 which, unlike many other models, doesn't feature a switch you can lift the mirror with. I'm planning to do some night stars bw photography with very long exposures (i.e. ...
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Dance photography [duplicate]

I want to take photos of my son who will be dancing at a theatre. The lighting will be changing according to the scene. I need help with the setting in my camera. What settings should i use? I have a ...
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How could I have post-processed this picture to create better lighting?

I changed a lot of things between these two images (removed some distracting bits, Photoshopped it, so it looks like her eye is actually open, etc.) but I'm mainly curious about how I could have made ...
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what is a usable remote shutter release for a sony a6300?

i've been doing night photography lately and i need a better remote shutter release for my long exposure images. i have the [pro]master one and it's horrendous. it's so spotty; i can point and click ...
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Techniques for staying up for night photography

In a few weeks I'm going to be spending 4 nights doing night photography from just before sunset to just after sunrise. I generally avoid caffeine because it gives me a massive headache. Does anyone ...
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Why is the Sony 28mm f2 so much cheaper than than Zeiss Distagon 35mm f1.4 - and which is better for night shots?

I currently have a Zeiss 16-35mm f4 lens for ultra-wide shooting. I think this lens is a good all-rounder, hence why I bought it. However, there are two areas that I need to address: 1) the f4 ...
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Long Exposure phtography with milky way and an object [duplicate]

I want clear one concept in AstroPhotography with an object in foreground. When I tried to capture the milky way with focus on infinity and 20 sec of exposure. I went pefect. But when I tried to ...
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How to calculate very long exposure times?

I know to create a star trail image it is possible to stack many images taken over a period of time. However I recently saw an image which had been done as a single exposure of 1 hour. How do you ...
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How to get exposure right in night photography?

In this link there are some wonderful night time scenes (#4,6,7,9,10,11,13). I'm wondering how the photographer got the exposure right. In my experience my camera metering will overexpose everything ...
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How to recreate Liam Wong's images of city streets at night with neon lights?

I'm only new to this photography thing, I currently have a Canon 70D. I tried to look this up myself, ask, and ask elsewhere but haven't had an answer yet. Wondering if someone would be able to ...
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Is there any way to take stable Long exposure photos without using Tripod?

I have Sony DSC-H200 optical 26x zoom bridge camera. I wanted to take Long-exposure shots like Night life, Traffic lights, star trails etc., but I don't have any necessary tripod(I couldn't afford one)...
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switched to RAW and seeing ugly light bands in Lightroom

I am used to working mostly with jpeg, but I switched to RAW and in my shoot today I see a lot of problems in night shots. notice how the purple sky has waves of color boundary rings. I am shooting ...
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Why is only part of this image blurry?

I took this picture using a Canon 60D with a Tamron 28 – 300mm lens at f/16 and 2 minute exposure time using a tripod. I am wondering why the lights are not sharp on the right side, and what should ...