milky way stars across the sky above sand dunes on the beach

30 Minutes to Stars

This is a digital product. You will receive a 3 part video tutorial and 2 worksheets to reference to get you started in night photography. The purpose of this course is to get you out under the night sky to take your first successful star photo. It will cover preparing for the shoot, photographing on location, and editing the photo. The star photo in the listing is the one that I take during the tutorial and show you how to edit. The video is about 19 minutes long, so technically this course could be called 20 Minutes to Stars, but realistically you’ll have to pause certain parts of the video or reference the worksheets, so 30 minutes seemed more accurate.

Who is this for?
Complete beginners to photographing the stars. If you are still unsure about using manual mode on your camera, that is no problem. I walk you through all of that. This course is perfect for people looking to photograph the milky way or stars as points in the sky.

Gear required:
– camera that has manual mode and allows you to go up to at least 6400 ISO (though going to a higher ISO is preferable). Note that cameras that are 10 years old or newer tend to provide the cleanest photos since we are shooting at a high ISO.
– wide lens if you’re using an interchangeable lens camera
– sturdy tripod

Who should pass on this tutorial?
People who are looking for more advanced star photography techniques like stacking. This course doesn’t cover those. I hope to do a more in-depth course on these more advanced techniques in the future. If you’re interested, send me a message and I’ll send you updates. People hoping to photograph star trails should also pass on this course, as we do not cover that area specifically.

Photographing the stars has truly brought me so much joy and excitement. I hope you’ll join me and ignite your love for the night sky!

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