Photoshop: How to Take Photos of the Stars

If you haven’t figured out by now, I love space and the stars in our vast universe. I’ve always loved stretching my photography repertoire and so night photography has always been one of my favorites.

  1. In order to get a good looking image at night, you will need a relatively fast lens that has a wide aperature.
  2. First turn up the ISO and get the composition of the landscape that you want.
  3. Once you have your composition you can start dialing in you exposure by lowering the ISO, opening the aperture as wide as you can, and changing the shutter to about 30 seconds.

4. To get the star “trails” like the one above you will need to combine about 30–50, 30 second exposures in photoshop with the “Load Files into Photoshop as Layers” function.

The limits for star trails and night photography. So get out and shoot!

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