You have chosen the right location, kept an eye on the weather, planned the perfect composition, and have experience shooting and stacking hundreds of night sky images for the result to be effective. However, at home, you may discover after it’s all done that something didn’t go according to plan. Luckily, you still have post-processing to work magic on these images. For me, these unexpected issues cost me almost two hours of post-processing.
There are those shots that force you to go out into the field at times when others wouldn’t even consider it. There are other shots that require some planning and others where post-processing is critical. This particular photograph encompasses a bit of each of these types of photos. For this reason, I’d like to share the story of how it came to be.
We’ve just enetered the ideal season for photographing the night sky. And astrophotography is a very popular genre—but also very editing-heavy. Fortunately, the basic edits here are simple, and they’re also easy to do in Zoner Photo Studio. Join us for a look at some edits that are essential for every photo of the night sky!
Fascinating photos of stars passing through the sky and leaving shining trails behind them. Pictures like these are an enticing aim for everyone who has ever tried photographing the stars. Meanwhile they’re easier to create than it might at first seem. Take a look at how to photograph the night sky and capture the motion of the stars—star trails—within it.
The seeming motion of the stars is due to the Earth’s rotation around its own axis. The stars form concentric rings around the point that the Earth’s axis intersects in the sky—for the Northern Hemisphere, this is roughly around the North Star.