Photography Exposure Settings
Useful Photography Terms
General Photography Guidelines
Sunset/Sunrise + Astral Photography
- Exposure mode. Manual.
- Focus mode. Manual.
- Shutter speed. 1/30sec or longer.
- Aperture. f/16.
- ISO. 100 or lower.
- Lens. 18-24mm.
- Drive mode. Single-shot.
- White balance. Daylight or Cloudy
I set my ISO at around 200-320 and keep my aperture fairly low.
Another way to achieve star trails is to take a series of still shots and stitch them together in later on in Lightroom.
Try and capture either the north or south celestial pole (the north and south axis that the earth spins on) as it creates a centre that the stars rotate around. To find the south celestial pole look for the Southern Cross, take the distance from top to bottom and extend it about three times from the bottom in a straight line, that will be your southern celestial pole.
Aperture: Set your aperture to f/11.
Shutter Speed: Set your shutter speed to 1/125 of a second.
Lens Focus: Set your lens to Auto, focus on the moon, then switch it to manual focus.
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