Nightscape photography: preparation. In recent years it seems to be fashionable to be able and to know how to photograph the Milky Way. No wonder it is in fashion and certainly a good trend.... After all, dark, starry skies are exceptionally beautiful and due to light pollution they have become scarce. On the island of La Palma, it is still possible to find dark skies easily and, in fact, it is considered one of the best places in the world to stargaze. It has also become a mecca for astrotourism, observe stars and night photography as the whole island has exceptional landscapes for this practice. If you are planning a trip to La Palma or anywhere else with dark skies and want to do nightscape photography, you need to be prepared. Here are the basics you need to know. Recommended equipment for nightscape photography: preparation. There is no room for improvisation when it comes to equipment for night photography. You must be well prepared, as night sessions usually take place in inaccessible or distant locations to avoid light pollution. This is the equipment I recommend for night photography. Camera. The type of camera will depend on your budget as it is usually an expensive equipment. However, you will need a bright (fast) lens and a camera that allows at least 3200 ISO and long exposure. In general terms make sure the camera has: manual settings, RAW format, bulb mode, if possible full frame, noise reduction option and Live View mode (for manual focus). A wide-angle lens: 24mm, 14mm are ideal. A telephoto lens (if you want to photograph the moon). An Intervalometer. Warm, comfortable clothing and footwear. Spare batteries. A sturdy tripod. Memory cards. Camera backpack with different compartments (ideally waterproof). Headlamp, preferably red or white/red. Mobile phone
Nightscape photography: preparation. In recent years it seems to be fashionable to be able and to know how to photograph the Milky Way. No wonder it is in fashion and certainly a good trend…. After
The astromaster is an intensive workshop about landscape night photography, was created and is organised by Ana García Suárez, astroentrepenour and CEO of AstroLaPalma SL and lapalmastars.com. It includess methods for planning and photographying landscape night photography, processing pictures, time-lapse and background astronomy. The seventh edition of the AstroMaster La Palma has ended this sunday 2nd June and once again has been a success. This international workshop has put once again La Palma on the spot for astronomy due to its international scope. A total a 14 participants from countries such as Japan, USA, UK, Italy, Mexico and Argentina, have learned from the most reknown astrophotographer in the world: Babak Tafreshi (The World at Night,TWAN and a National Geographic photographer). Local Press Here we show you the first processed image produced at the workshop...and many more to come. The image credit is for Alex Martin from USA. We also add all the articles on local newspapers about the AstroMaster La Palma, 2019 edition. Images from previous editions has been published in International Astronomy Magazines such as "Astronomy" or the National Geographic. Diario de avisos | El time | eldiario.es | turismoyculturadecanarias.es | tvlapalma.com "Without any doubts, the astromaster is a relevant for the level of expertise, but also promotionally of the island of La Palma. We are now known, not just for the astronomy at the Observatory at the Roque de Los Muchachos but for the astrotourismo and fantastic nightscape photography”, said Ana García. Next edition The astromaster workshop for 2020 will be announced early June 2019. For inscription and info please see here: astromaster2020.
The astromaster is an intensive workshop about landscape night photography, was created and is organised by Ana García Suárez, astroentrepenour and CEO of AstroLaPalma SL and lapalmastars.com. It includess methods for planning and photographying landscape