I've always wanted to know how to

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by canuhandlethis8, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. canuhandlethis8 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2009
    take a picture of the night time sky. The stars from my house are amazing, and I would love to share. I don't have a great camera so i"m not sure if it's even possible.
  2. /"\/oo\/"\ macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    Well, let's start with what you have to work with then.
  3. pit29 macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2006
    The Golden State
    Well, this thread is only 27 threads away from you... Probably too close even for a search? :confused:
  4. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Depends on the available modes on your camera. Can you manually set the shutter speed, aperture, and/or ISO? If so, I would try setting the ISO to the lowest setting (e.g. ISO 100), closing the aperture down to f/11 or so. Then leaving the shutter open for the appropriate amount of time (depending on your camera, this might happen automatically - Av mode).

    Use a tripod and a remote shutter release. If you don't have a remote, use the time-delay shutter release function.

    And experiment with different settings until you get what you want.

    Oh, if your camera doesn't have manual modes, then it probably has a "night" mode. Use that ... but remember to use the tripod and time-delay.

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