A fast, effective noise reduction technique for milky way and night sky photos.

 

Noise can be a problem in night sky photos, as I’m sure you already know. Getting rid of it effectively, that’s also often a problem. You see, it’s difficult for algorithms in noise reduction software to differentiate between image noise and actual stars, often resulting in blurry looking stars. Thankfully, there’s a simple way to avoid this issue as photographer, Dave Morrow demonstrates in the video above.

With the help of a fresh layer and luminosity channels you can select out the darker parts of your image. From there you are just a few clicks away from a noise reduction algorithm that actually leaves your stars as they should be while removing noise from the dark areas of your image.

Learn more from Dave via his YouTube channel, of follow him on Instagram, Facebook or Google+.

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