In this tutorial I will be talking about star trails photography.
Star trails are created by rotation of earth. Results will depend on how dark is the place and the direction of shooting. shooting at the direction of Polaris ( the north star ) will results as circles as shown in the picture below. Taken by David Malin Nasa
This image which consist of 209 exposure 30 second each. It took me more than 1 hour shooting on continues mode and of course using a remote which is a must for star trail photography. I aimed the camera towards the Milky way it was on NW side.
How to start shooting?
1- Choose your location and make sure that you wont change it or move the camera otherwise it will be a waste of time.
2- Make sure that there is no Moon in the sky.
3- Shoot in JPEG.
4- Remember if you want the circular effect you have to aim your camera towards North as it is shown in the first picture.
5- Make sure that your camera battery is full before leaving home.
Here is an example how did i take the image. I will provide the first image and the last.
and the final image number 209 <
After we are done from shooting.
its the time process the images we took.
How do we process?
1- We have to download Star trails program from Startrails.de
2- After installing the program we simply open our images in the program and click on the star trails icon as shown in the picture below.
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