David Magro, Western Digital Ambassador for 2018, will take you from photography novice to pro in one evening with his After Dark Photography Masterclass.
To get you prepared, David has shared with us some of his top tips for photographing the night sky below.
In the dark, composing images can be tricky, can take many attempts, and some time to get right. Next time try setting your ISO to high (12800 or 25600) with an exposure time of around 1 second.
Want to take a selfie with the stars? Place your camera on a tripod and set it up to have a 10 or 20 second timer. Move in front of the camera and stand still for the exposure time, breathing calmly to reduce movement. Challenge yourself to take one with lots of friends and family!
You can still take photos of the stars when you live in the city. Find a dark location away from street and direct lighting for the best results. If you can, travelling just slightly away from the CBD and any light pollution will give you a great image.
Want that perfect picture of the Milky Way? Plan your shoot around the phases of the moon, choosing a time when there is a new moon or when the moon is below the horizon.
Win one of 15 tickets to 2018 Western Digital Ambassador David Magro’s After Dark Photography Masterclass, valued at AUD$200 per participant.
The intimate class will teach you how to photograph the night sky, how to compose photographs in the dark, tricks to finding the Milky Way and editing photos to get the most out of your subject matter.