settings: f2.8 @ 1/25 iso 6400
Returning at night and having placed a rock at my chosen spot, I was able to set up quickly with the lens choice and location predetermined. I decided to include more of the Milky Way and set the focal length to 16mm instead of 35mm. Be flexible when in the field and take different shots that later you can determine which ones you prefer. Photographed at f/2.8, 25 seconds, ISO 6400, EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Canon EOS 5D Mark II.
You can photograph the stars anywhere the sky is dark enough and you have clear skies. Remember to check the weather forecast and check cloud cover before heading out. Wishing you amazing images of the Milky Way and stars as you will share them through your unique viewpoint. Enjoy photographing the stars!
Jennifer Wu is a leading nature and landscape photographer, educator and author, specializing in photographing the night sky. With a BA in Photography, Jennifer has spent over 30 years photographing. She has been named by Canon USA for the Explorer Of Light program. Her images have been published in numerous magazines and books. She is the co-author and photographer of the book “Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide to Shooting After Dark” (2014, Mountaineers Books). Jennifer enjoys sharing her passion and techniques for night and nature photography through seminars and workshops in locations such as Yosemite, Hawaii, Iceland and Alaska. website: jenniferwu.com instagram: @jenwuphoto
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