Digital and Analog Photography Seattle WA all work is my own

Yeah sure I would go! That sounds fun

Well I pretty much never take night pictures actually! I’ve tried a few times and have had to really fight my camera to get anything that isn’t super noisy and low quality. I believe my setup wouldn’t do too bad right after sunset while there is still some lingering light in the atmosphere.. but in the dead of night my gear isn’t up to par for clear pictures, at least from my experience that is. However, some common tips would be use a tripod (I don’t have one lol…), an external shutter release (allowing the use of “bulb” mode, or exposures longer than 30 seconds as well as less camera shake), a camera that can probably attain pretty high ISO (for shorter shutter speeds to avoid star tracking), a lens on the wider side (to also avoid tracking), a lens that collects a very good amount of light (aka a “fast” lens… although fast is only half the battle), it needs to have quality glass, construction, etc. The picture quality is only as good as the amount of light enabled to hit the sensor of your camera.. so better lens = more light = sensor receiving more adequate analog information (*light) so it can transfer that to digital information (*numbers, and boring stuff like that). It also helps to turn OFF, if you have it, any IS system (image stabilization) your lens has. The point of a tripod is to stabilize your camera, so any IS system is then redundant and actually counterproductive in keeping the lens still. annnnnddddd lastly a lot of trial and error haha. Night photography is something I have very little actual experience with so I would expect a big learning curve myself. But a┬ámore straightforward answer? Just get out there, have fun with the gear you have, and enjoy the beautiful night sky :)

Hey thanks so much, I like your blog as well!

Thanks so much!

Thank you I really appreciate it!

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