Post your night pics

darb

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Nothing like camping by lakes for some wakeboarding action.

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Campin40

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You lucky sod. Wish I was doing that last night Ian. I was stuck in some crappy club mixing a crappy band. Oh well,it helps pay the bills and gets me some cash to go out to the wattos on the 5th. Can't wait for that one.
 

phs

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darb i really like your star shots im guessing you run a fairly high iso out of a decent camera for results like that.

i have recently been playing with high iso night pics hopeing next time camping i can get a few good shots

croozy some nice shoots there very impressive from every one so far

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i dunno how far people go into photography but i am starting to use photo shop for a few more things other than just editing raw images

starting to play with 5 shot star trails, photo layering different aperture shots, and HDR.
and still thats just the easy stuff. you has some great tutorials on photoshop functions
 

croozy

Member
I'm useless at understanding editing programs. My Pc had a melt down ages ago & I haven't bothered to get it fixed. So lately Most of my photos are taken & edited on my phone.
 

darb

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darb i really like your star shots im guessing you run a fairly high iso out of a decent camera for results like that.

i have recently been playing with high iso night pics hopeing next time camping i can get a few good shots

croozy some nice shoots there very impressive from every one so far

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i dunno how far people go into photography but i am starting to use photo shop for a few more things other than just editing raw images

starting to play with 5 shot star trails, photo layering different aperture shots, and HDR.
and still thats just the easy stuff. you has some great tutorials on photoshop functions

yeah mate very high ISO ... becasue I can't go over 30 seconds or the stars blur... and most of my wide glass is only F3.5 ... even at F2.8 it wouldn't be a whole lot better anyway.

Fortunately, high ISO grain actually plays quite well with star scenes.
 

PTCX

Member
I'm relatively new to night time photography but managed to get some pretty good shots while in the outback last August/September.

Trezona Camp,Barachina Gorge,Flinders Ranges.
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Parachalina Gorge,Flinders Ranges.
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Parachalina Gorge,Flinders Ranges.
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There's nothing like getting out of the light and air pollution of the city to get great star shots.

Milky Way,Old Peak Telegraph Station.
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The goat pen,Old Peak Telegraph Station.
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Old Peak Telegraph Station.
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Old Peak Telegraph Station.
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Puni Bore,Simpson Desert.
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muzza22au

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Definetly some awsome shots Scott

Any chance on sharing a few tips ????
Your star shots are amazing what is your secret

Very interested to know settings and how many shots where taken

I struggle a little with star shots
Always keen to share. These are the settings I use.
Nikon D800e + 14mm f/2.8 Rokinon lens
ISO 1600 - 3200 depending on moon light
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 20 sec (good for my sensor size, doesn't give star trails).
Most shots are a mix of approx 8-10 images taken in portrait orientation.
Ensure you know where infinity focus is nice and sharp, could pre-focus the lens in day time and use tape to stop it from moving. Or focus on a bright star.

WB is personal preference but if shooting in RAW it will give you alot of flexibility.
Some minor editing in LR and PS to bring out the milkyway and make it Pop.

Also pick your time for shooting, a new moon or either side of the new moon is best for milkyway shots. Startrails can be had in moonlight and gives contrast / texture to ground objects.
 

phs

Well-Known Member
Always keen to share. These are the settings I use.
Nikon D800e + 14mm f/2.8 Rokinon lens
ISO 1600 - 3200 depending on moon light
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 20 sec (good for my sensor size, doesn't give star trails).
Most shots are a mix of approx 8-10 images taken in portrait orientation.
Ensure you know where infinity focus is nice and sharp, could pre-focus the lens in day time and use tape to stop it from moving. Or focus on a bright star.

WB is personal preference but if shooting in RAW it will give you alot of flexibility.
Some minor editing in LR and PS to bring out the milkyway and make it Pop.

Also pick your time for shooting, a new moon or either side of the new moon is best for milkyway shots. Startrails can be had in moonlight and gives contrast / texture to ground objects.

That's very intresting how did you get such great depth of field in focus with F2.8

I shoot raw 100% of the time so WB is not an issue

I will give that ago
Not sure how my 6d will cope with 20 sec exposures @ +1000 ISO

None the less I'll try

Cheers
 

vk1dx

Well-Known Member
Good one swaggie. Memories. Thirroul at 5 am in spring of 1960 when I got my first board.
 
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