Monday, January 28, 2013

Take the Stars for a Spin (Mouse-over) How to shoot the night sky...

 Rocky Mountain National Park  star trails

I love taking pictures at the edge of night and beyond,  it's a whole new world after the sun sets, and the stars begin to shine! I thought it would be great to take the stars for a "spin" to see the difference between a single exposure of the stars as pinpoints, and multiple exposures stacked together for star trails. Roll your mouse over the image to see one of the original images. With star trails, you can convey a sense of motion and time passing, which can be quite magical!

Landscape of purple sky and star strails

You can learn more about how I created the images above on the Nikon Learn & Explore site on the links below. Read about photographing and creating star trails, and also photographing stars as pinpoints. I'm also teaching an online course on long exposure creativity, which covers photographing at the twilight, night, extended daytime exposures using neutral density filters, and skills and techniques to round out your photography whether you are traveling or in your backyard. Lots of fun and learning packed into 4 weeks at!

Happy Monday, I hope everyone has a great week! ~ Deb