How to Shoot Long Exposures at Night

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You just never know when you will find yourself under a beautiful starry sky that you need to photograph.  The problem is, if you’ve never photographed the night sky before it can be a little tricky. Thankfully the team over at Mango Street has put together a quick and easy guideline to help you.

Their tips in short:

1. Use a wide angle lens.
2. Use the 500 rule.
3. Use live view to help you focus.
4. Use a shutter release or self timer to avoid camera shake.
5. Experiment with exposure times.

If you’d like to see more tips on photographing the night sky be sure to check these videos out, they are great for shooting, but also editing your night sky photographs.

The team over at Mongo Street has recently started up their YouTube channel. Head on over and be sure to hit subscribe while you’re there. You can also follow them on Instagram, at @rachelgulotta and @danielinskeep.

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Author: Michelle Joubert-Martin