Star trailing is a photography technique where you leave your camera clicking hundreds of pictures of stars then stack them use them whatever software…. Or at least thats my version of explaining it.
Few days ago, I went with friends to give it a shot and, well, here’s the result:
I did the following:
- ISO: 100
- Shutter speed: 30″
- Aperture: 3.5
- Lens: Rokinon FE8M-S 8mm F3.5 Fisheye Lens for Sony Alpha
- Heavy tripod
- Shutter release (Or remote)
- Burst mode on shutter speed mentioned above for ~120 pictures
When you get the bunch, stack them with whatever software and you’ll be good.
I learned that, Fisheye lenses aren’t the best choice for star trailing because it gets light from unwanted areas. That, and moon does hide stars. Best result is when there’s no moon.
Also, hit the desert when you try it out. And better be somewhere deep where you can avoid light (Street lights to be more exact)… And don’t grill next to the camera, smoke kills the pictures xD
I’ll most likely try to play around with star trails next week :3
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Brilliant shot !
I’ve used for my Xbox 360 dashboard, so thank you I guess.