On photographing Orion: a guide to shooting and processing astrophotography

by Gannon Burgett

posted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:40 AM EDT


In terms of time spent in post production astrophotography is some of the most brutal type of work – especially when you’re working with more than just a single image. There are almost endless editing possibilities, all of which have their own look and feel when all is said and done.

While no one way is inherently better than another, photographer Ian Norman seems to have the process down to a science. Here in this fifteen minute video he walks us through almost every step he takes in photographing and processing images he captured of the constellation Orion.

The tutorial begins by talking about the glass you’ll be using for the shoot. From there he dives into the stacking aspect of astrophotography, which brings out far more detail and reduces noise through the LRGB processing method.

Whether pro or novice in the realm of astrophotography, this is a wonderful resource you’re going to want to have in your arsenal.

To keep up with Ian Norman, you can follow him on his YouTube channel and comprehensive website.

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