• Saturday , 6 June 2020

Panorama astrophotography process (part 1) – an Astrophotobear tutorial

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Part 1 of 2 of an edit for astrophotography shoot that I did recently at the Pinnacles in Western Australia with a setting milky way. This video has some pre-process and PTGui Pro process. Next video will have photoshop and lightroom process.

I note that I’m shooting with a Canon 6d + Tamron 15-30. I’ll look to doing some videos with one of my entry level DSLR’s at a future date.

Hope you’ll bear with me – not used to doing videos like this (yet).

If you have suggestions what videos you would like me to do (bearing in mind I’ll be a bit slow since I’m very busy all the time) – please comment and let me know.


Using Ross Bugden’s copyright/royalty free music for the introduction music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbVt0z6NLM

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  1. Ray's Astrophotography
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Very well done

  2. Scott Gust
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Are PS pano features advanced enough for this type of work?

  3. Mojo
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    this has nothing to do with skill as a photographer only skill on a keyboard, youve forgotten why we have cameras

  4. Yashraj N M
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Which software is used for panaroma stitching

  5. Gabriel Ng
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58


  6. Peter Cain
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Hi Michael. Excellent vid. I'm using a similar setup to you with a rrs Pano head and rail. I'm struggling getting the second row level. After tilting up what do you do to ensure the full set of photos are level from edge to edge?

  7. Cam365
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    did you use high NR in camera ?

  8. Roland Rick
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Awesome!!! Is this the rising/setting moon there on the image at e.g. 4:58? How clear is the sky there that you still see the Milky Way in the images? Jaw dropping. When you made this great tutorial, did you still use a Lightroom version, stitching converted/rasterised images, instead of raw files, as current Lightroom CC versions do? Due to raw stitching, any pre tweaking – so says Adobe – will be obsoleted on processing the stitched image… Did you shoot the 15-30 at 15mm? For your kind reply, many thanks in advance, really will appreciate.

  9. Anthony Kernich
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    absolutely stunning image, wow

  10. Fabrizio Sellone
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Hi Michael. I am really inspired by your astrophotos! If I can find the right location (and Italy doesn't offer many great dark spots though…) I will certainly try to achieve similar results because your shoots are truly beautiful. I have a question that immediately popped in my mind when I first saw you astro-panos. Does the Earth rotation bothers you for a 20-ish pictures pano? I mean, from start to finish I think that the stars would have moved quite a bit. How is this affecting the pano and how do you counteract this issue (if it is an issue)? Thanks!

  11. Daniela Argandoña
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Marvelous Skies !!! I loved it 🙂

  12. pipok mgl
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    what's the software's name u used to create the panorama?

  13. chn817
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58


  14. Arun Rohila
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Thanks for the video. I'm going to Perth in November and will put on the list to go. Hopefully I can get some Milky Way shots.

  15. Muditha K
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    great video. but
    1. your starting clip needs volume correction
    2. at what time was this picture taken?..


  16. 04av6
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    hello, I have a sony nex5n. What affordable wide angle lens do you suggest i purchase for astrophotography as a beginner and Will I always need editting software? Should I change my picture format to capture RAW?

  17. ravenmadx
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Thanks! PTgui looks great and has much more control over the stitching process.

  18. Joe Jessey
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Michael, I cannot find your part two on UTube. Please help.Thanks

  19. Edgar Pifflewiff
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    where abouts do you focus with such a small depth of field? i plan on using a 1.4 to try this and i'm worried about getting things out of focus. thanks

  20. Zhorell Ski
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Whoa!! What time of the year did you took this? Is this visible (whole milky way) in the US too?

  21. Luke Kneller
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Cute. Hehe

  22. Cathal Curran
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    What's the Panorama software?

  23. TotallyCC
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58


  24. metals
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Excellent work. I have always been confused about how to shoot pano's using two rows as you have done. I thought you needed to keep the camera level for a pano. Do you tilt the camera upright on the tripod to do the images of the sky? Not quite sure how you accomplish this?

  25. Chris Moy
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Awesome work Michael! One question, do you use a pano? Thanks!

  26. Brenda Robbins Jones
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    What program did you use to create the pano?

  27. smilie120
    April 21, 2019 at 09:58

    Wonderful work!

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