Use Manual Exposure for Night Sky Photos

The capabilities of modern digital cameras have opened up extended opportunities to photograph the night sky. To do so, it's helpful to understand manual exposure. When you know the relationship among shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings, you are better able to make adjustments for effects such as star points versus star trails, for example.

Big Dipper over Montana
15 seconds, f/4, ISO 800, 19mm
Brightened +1 stop in Lightroom

Star trails over Montana
10.5 minutes, f/4, ISO 800, 17mm
Darkened -1.5 stops in Lightroom

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