Beginners Guide to Star Trails Photography

If you ever wanted to shoot star trails images this video by  photographer Tony Northrup might be able to help you. Some of the tips in this video do not only include general technique such as notes on long exposure, using a wide angle lens, dark night with dry weather but also  a few helpful software including The Photographer’s Ephemeris (which should help you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light, particularly landscape and urban scenes), and StarStaX – which is a free multi-platform image stacking and blending software developed primarily for Star Trail Photography.

Astrophotography is nothing new of course and we have covered the topic in the past including How To Photograph The Milky Way (or Die Trying) and PBS: The Beauty of Space Photography.