Nightscapes: Landscape Astrophotography

Ian Norman, Photographer / Creator of Lonely Speck

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9 Lessons (29m)
    • 1. Trailer

      0:57
    • 2. Finding a Dark Sky Location and Setting a Date

      3:13
    • 3. Seasons of the Night Sky

      4:11
    • 4. Basic Astrophotography Gear

      2:00
    • 5. Setting Up for Your First Astrophoto

      4:50
    • 6. Expose for the Milky Way

      5:53
    • 7. Composing Astrophotography

      3:00
    • 8. Painting with Light

      1:56
    • 9. Processing Landscape Astrophotos

      3:06
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Project Description

Capture a unique nightscape self-portrait with the Milky Way as your background

ASSIGNMENT

Your assignment is to capture a self portrait using the Milky Way as your background. You will map your location, get outside and capture a portrait of yourself using tools to bring out the milky way's image behind you, as well as your own silhouette. This assignment is great for expanding your understanding of light and how your camera captures it, as well as just creating a cool image.

DELIVERABLE

Upload your self portrait photo. A completed project includes: 

  • A portrait of you with the Milky Way.

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