Night Photography

My first Milky Way shot

This was taken in Mount Bromo, Indonesia. Shooting the Milky Way is not that hard but you need to do your homework. Let me list down a few important point.

1) Find a dark sky: Do take into consideration of the Lunar calendar. A full moon night will ruin all your other planing.

2) Use a Tripod: Most of your shot will be in 20-30s so you will need a tripod!

3) The “500 rule: Basically, you to divide 500 by the focal length of the lens you’re using. So, if you have a 24mm lens on a full-frame camera, you will set your shutter speed to 20 sec. (500/24 = 20.83). If you’re working with a crop sensor camera be sure to account for the crop factor (typically 1.5 for Nikon and Sony, 1.6 for Canon).

Mikyway in Bromo.jpg