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Old 06-05-2013, 07:14 AM
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Nightscape Photography 101 - a blog series

A few may have seen this on FB or G+, but I'll also be posting updates here for those that are interested.

I love capturing beautiful nightscape photography, and Iím always happy to share what I know and what I learn. Iím keen to inspire others to head outside and look up at the sky, and to photograph the sky.

So Iím starting a series of posts with the theme ĎNightscape Photography 101Ď Ė sharing tips and tricks to help you take better nightscape photos and become a better nightscape photographer.

Make sure you donít miss any posts!

- You can follow me on Facebook on my page at: MikeSalwayPhotography.
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- And of course I'll be posting updates to this thread.

I'll also be adding them to the IceInSpace Articles section later.

I hope you will enjoy this series and your feedback and comments will always be welcome. First post later today!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:19 AM
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Cool! Looking forward to it Mike..
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:31 AM
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That'll be great Mike!

Appreciate your efforts
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:35 AM
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I'm in!!!!!

Thanks Mike
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:26 PM
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Thanks guys!

The first post in the series is now live.

Titled What are Nightscapes?, it covers what nightscapes actually are, and how they differ from what would be considered 'Astrophotography' or normal 'Landscape Photography'. I also explain the different types of Nightscapes, and talk about the Technology enablers that have changed the game in the last few years.

Nightscape Photography 101: What are Nightscapes?

Feedback and questions are welcome!
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Old 06-05-2013, 04:07 PM
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Excellent and just in time for me to learn some more. Look foward to each instalment
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:25 PM
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A great resource.

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Old 08-05-2013, 09:26 AM
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Thanks Rohan and Greg!
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Old 24-05-2013, 07:17 PM
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The second part in my blog series is now live.

Titled "Fundamentals of Nightscape Photography", it covers the basics of capturing enough light at night-time, an introduction to celestial mechanics (how the sky moves at night), my 5-point plan to capturing a nightscape, and whether a cookbook recipe can actually work for nightscapes.

Nightscape Photography 101: Fundamentals of Nightscape Photography

Feedback and questions always welcome! Would love to hear from anyone if they got something out of it, or learnt something from it.
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Hey Mike
A great initiatives. May I have one minor whinge
A long time ago when half the current membership of IIS was born, a wise man named David Ogilvy, who basically was the intellectual forerunner of today's advertising industry , wrote one Do Not
And that was don't every do white writing on black.

It look great but it is impossible to read. Art directors ever since..including Australian Sky and Telescope have routinely ignored David Ogilvy's sage advice

Let me tell you that if you want anyone to read what you have written, don't , please reverse print white on black...or in your case grey

You will remember this when you reach my age. which begins with 5.

So you decide...do you want to have it look great..or want everyone to read it
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Old 24-05-2013, 10:28 PM
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Well done with the blog/tutorials. It's terrific that you are sharing your skills, experience and enthusiasm in such an easily digestible form.

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Old 25-05-2013, 07:37 AM
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Hey Narayan - you're absolutely right and I've been noticing it myself over the last week.

Definitely time for a redesign!


Thanks Andrew!
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Great read mate, keep em coming!
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Great info Mike, thanks

I'm even picking up on some daytime settings as well , which is nice.

Cheers

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A good read Mike. Its very well done.

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Old 26-05-2013, 08:36 AM
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Thanks Ed, Rod and Greg. Appreciate the feedback.
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Nice article.

I'd suggest changing this part slightly: "Facing east after 9pm is good right now as you have the Milky Way rising." It's ok if you read it now, but someone reading it at different times of the year might misunderstand. Adding an explicit time of year makes the writing relevant no matter when it's read.
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A great read Mike.

I'll definitely have to have a go next weekend.
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Old 27-05-2013, 04:12 AM
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Nice article.

I'd suggest changing this part slightly: "Facing east after 9pm is good right now as you have the Milky Way rising." It's ok if you read it now, but someone reading it at different times of the year might misunderstand. Adding an explicit time of year makes the writing relevant no matter when it's read.
Thanks Chris - have corrected that and added an explicit timeframe.


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A great read Mike.

I'll definitely have to have a go next weekend.
Thanks Ric, good luck! The Moon will be well positioned for some early morning lighting of the foreground if you get some clear skies.
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The third part in my blog series is now live.

Titled "Nightscape Photography Gear Checklist", its aim is to help make sure you donít waste a clear night out in the field as a result of forgetting some crucial (or comforting) piece of equipment or accessory.

Nightscape Photography 101: Nightscape Photography Gear Checklist

It's an update of an article from before I started the series, but v1.1 with some added items based on reader feedback and now embedded into the series.

Feedback always welcome!
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