Astrophotography for beginners: How to shoot the night sky

It’s tough to know where to start with night sky photography. Our astrophotography for beginners guide is here to make things a little easier for you, and to demystify the process of shooting the stars. While astrophotography, as a hobby, can require both financial investment and plenty of patience, the results are often spectacular, and you can achieve great star photos with any camera (and even some smartphones). Also, once you know the basic techniques, there are so many ways to get creative with your astro images.

This astrophotography beginners guide aims to cover the following topics: the camera and lenses you need to get the best photos possible; the right way to plan an astro shoot; the astrophotography settings you’ll need to use when you’re on location; and our tips for getting the most out of your photos, from creative shoots to smarter editing in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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