Here are 7 tips for getting the most out of night photography and astrophotography

If you struggle with producing great astrophotography images then this short video tutorial is for you.

In the video above you’ll learn about 7 ways to improve your night photography from the very talented, energetic and knowledgeable photographer Pierre T. Lambert.

The 7 tips are:

  1. Get out into nature and away from light pollution
  2. Compose your image quicker by cranking up the ISO. Don’t worry if it’s full of noise, it’s just a test shot.
  3. Focus to infinity in manual focus mode to nail focus even in the dark.
  4. Choose a compelling subject.
  5. Faster shutter speeds actually produce sharper stars.
  6. Turn down the brightness on your camera’s LCD screen to get a more accurate representation of the images you’re taking.
  7. Over editing images isn’t a bad thing in astrophotography, in fact it’s essential.

From simple things like finding the best light-pollution-free locations for astrophotography to the technicals of shooting great night photography, these 7 tips will make sure your next shoot is better than your last.

Like most forms of photography, it’s all about practice.

But the best part about shooting night photography is that you have time. There is no rushing about to catch the last of the good light, you literally have all night.

So take the time to relax, experiment and enjoy what you’re doing.

You don’t often get that luxury in photography.

After you’ve watched the video, we want the result of your next shoot

When you get back and have remembered to (over)edit your images, make sure to tag us in them on Instagram or use our hashtag #WTPFeature for a chance to have your photos shared with our followers.

Good luck, and we’re looking forward to seeing some stunning astrophotography!

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