Using a different lens type can also create an extraordinary look! A circular fisheye gave the city of Orlando a round perspective for a fun interpretation of this composition. Using a small aperture accentuates the starburst from the city lights throughout the image. Twilight creates the deep blue sky that makes the city look stunning at night. I used a Sigma 8mm circular fisheye, f/16, 13 seconds on a full frame camera, the Nikon D3s.
Click here to take the stars for a spin, a before/after of the stars as pinpoints and the stars as star trails. Want to read more about photographing nightscapes from twilight to starlight? You can read my article on the Topaz Labs Blog, and also more on how to shoot nightscapes on the Pro Insights page.
Watch how I did it on this video with Topaz Labs, and create beautiful stars using Star Effects with your own images. Love Topaz Labs Star Effects? You can save 15% by using code deborahsandidge as the coupon code. Have fun with your photography, and in Photoshop too! ~ Deb