How to Take Pictures of the Night Sky: Beginning Set-up

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Shoot photos of stars trailing across the night sky that will make people notice. You will learn how to set up your shots and how to enhance star photos in Photoshop for more dramatic effects.

Learn to how to take pictures of the night sky, creating photographs of star trails that will wow everyone who sees them. Professional photographers Doug Gardner and Kevin Adams take you to the southern Appalachian Mountains to show you just how it’s done. The course will teach you how to plan ahead and set up your shots while it’s still daylight out. You will learn how to determine where the constellations will be in the sky throughout the night so you can plan your shooting schedule and how to set up the composition of your shot ahead of time.


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