Photographers with DSLR cameras can become proficient in shooting the night sky more easily and quickly than they might think.
Because of the recent advanced technology of our digital cameras, professional photographers or enthusiastic amateurs can now capture the Milky Way and the constellations, which are usually barely visible to the naked eye. Making the image even more interesting is the addition of foreground features to place the sky in context, and photographers can learn to do this with light painting. All this is available through the DSLR’s low-light sensitivity. Photographers just need to become familiar with using and adjusting the camera’s manual features such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance, and have the correct wide angle lens.
Click Photography Club of St. George will host a technical seminar on the art of star shooting, which will be presented by Royce Bair of Nightscape Meetup. The seminar will take place on Thursday, April 10 from 8-10:30 p.m. and is open to both Click members and nonmembers. Pre-event discounts are offered at http://BIT.LY/PTX4V7.