Improving your astrophotography: Composition, focus and other important camera settings


posted Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST


The good landscape shooting doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. Photographers Andrew Marr and Richard Lefroy recently had a successful sunset shoot and decided to double down and go for an astrophotography shoot later, after the moon had set.

There are numerous challenges when shooting at night, not the least of which are getting your image well-composed and dialing in correct focus. To help with both these issues, you can dial your ISO up very high and shoot short exposures to help evaluate different compositions and also check your focus. Marr also covers the "500 rule," which can help give you a good baseline for your exposure when shooting the night sky.

(Via Andrew Marr