Milky Way photography is the most requested topic that I’ve ever gotten on this channel. I hope you can tell, this is also the most time I’ve put into making a video!
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll know exactly how to photograph the Milky Way with any equipment. It covers everything from camera settings to advanced astrophotography techniques like multi-image blending. I made this course to be completely beginner friendly, but it also has a lot of tips for pro photographers along the way.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN VIDEO:
• Video on shutter speed, aperture, and ISO: https://youtu.be/D-GfbRkFtuw
• Photopills (astrophotography app): https://www.photopills.com
• Dark Site Finder (light pollution map): https://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html
• Starry Landscape Stacker (image averaging for Mac): https://sites.google.com/site/starrylandscapestacker/home
• Sequator (image averaging for Windows): https://sites.google.com/site/sequatorglobal/
• Red light headlamp: https://amzn.to/3nPKqXu
• DSLR and mirrorless-compatible tracking head: https://amzn.to/3aDOAxO
• Good, cheap 14mm f/2.8: https://amzn.to/2WHUeH2
00:00 Intro to Milky Way Photography
01:42 Camera Settings
14:02 Focusing Technique
18:15 Recommended Gear
25:40 Shooting Conditions
30:57 Image Blending
If you think it was worth it, I cannot emphasize enough how much it helps when you share the video with other photographers who may find it useful. Thank you! And, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or feedback, let me know below, and I’ll do my best to respond to everyone.