This page contains detailed, step by step, easy to understand photography tips and tutorials on Milky Way, Star Trails, Northern Lights, Night Sky Photography.
Consider this a photography class or course in night sky photography. Learn every tip, tutorial, and topic linked on this page and you’ll be a master of the night skies!
If you’d like to see the photos I’ve created using the exact skills taught below, reference my Under the Stars Photo Gallery.
Camera Equipment & Planning Techniques
The skill provided in this section can be applied to any of the Milky Way, Northern Lights, or Star Trails Photography Tutorials below:
- Night Photography Camera & Lens Recommendations
- Planning for Star, Milky Way & Night Sky Photography
Camera & Shooting Techniques
I would recommend reading each of the following tutorials in order for the best understanding of night sky photography. Each teach different photography tips that will build your overall knowledge of the subject.
- Milky Way & Star Photography Tutorial
- Northern Lights Photography Tutorial
- Star Trails Photography Tutorial
eBook – Photograph the Night Sky
Your Definitive Guide to Star, Milky Way, Northern Lights, Star Trails, Moon & Night Sky Photography
After finishing the final draft of Photograph the Night Sky I worked with a few hundred of my star photography students to ensure that everything about the book is clear, concise, and very easy to learn, no matter what your skill level.
Working hand in hand with my photography students ( Beginner – Advanced Skill Levels ) allowed me to pick their brains on anything that they thought needed to be added to the book, clarified, or discussed in more detail.
We completely tore this book apart, then built it back up to be the most in-depth, comprehensive, and easy to understand night photography resource that exists!
I’m not kidding when I say this! I can’t wait for you to read this book & decide for yourself!
Photograph the Night Sky includes detailed written tutorials on shooting the Stars, Milky Way, Northern Lights, Moon, Star Trails and Twilight. Also included are chapters on scouting, planning, weather, composition and much more!
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