Photography Week

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY

After mastering the basics of working in low-light conditions and exploring different locations and challenges, it’s time to look at more specialised after-dark genres and techniques. Astrophotography is a niche sector, but it’s impossible not to explore when discussing night photography.

While capturing images of city streets is a challenge from a technical standpoint, shooting celestial objects is in a category of its own, requiring specialist gear. The fundamental parameters remain unchanged: shutter speed, f-stop and ISO need to be combined to achieve a correct level of brightness, but many additional techniques must be adapted. White balance control, for example, is different

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