Despite the old saying , The stage is as big as the heart , But the heart and the stage are a process of gradual enlargement . A lot of photography lovers meet or chat , I want to be a master …… It's right to be a master , The direction of struggle , But it's better to , Set a small goal that you can achieve first , For example, I'll take a picture of the Milky way first .
Yes , It's the Milky way in the sky .
Summer nights in the northern hemisphere , There's a long milky white glow across the night sky , There are hundreds of billions of dazzling stars , This is the legendary beautiful Milky way （ Part of the Milky way ）, And the widest of them 、 The brightest band of light , Between Scorpio and Sagittarius , Be commonly called “ Silver Heart ”, In excellent weather 、 Visible to the naked eye with little light pollution . In ancient times when science and technology was underdeveloped, there was Tianhe 、 Silver Han 、 It's called "star man" , It shows that the ancients have seen it .
Don't think it's hard to shoot the Milky way , In a way, it's actually simpler than most subjects , There are two reasons ： First of all , The Milky way is eternal , The probability of seeing it is very high ; second , Skills are quantifiable , According to the standard, anyone can shoot . The following is a small summary of shooting the Milky way .
Shoot something , Nature needs to know where it is first . Although the Milky way is visible to the naked eye , But it's not just looking for a place to look up and see . Due to the existence of air pollution and light pollution , You can't see in the city , It's hard for the ordinary country , At this time, we need to use tools to locate .
Cell phones are great tools ,iOS The system strongly recommends a name called SkyView Application software of , The operation is very simple ： Open the app and move up and down the sky , When the Milky Way appears on the screen , The direction of the mobile phone is the direction of the real galaxy .
SkyView Screenshot （ Scorpio is located in the silver heart ）
In order to avoid air pollution and light pollution , The best time is in summer （ Because the position of the Milky way is better at this time , And it's not cold , You don't have to stay up late ）、 Around the first day of every month （ Because there is no moonlight ）、 On a clear, cloudless night at 90 o'clock ; The location should be far away from the city in the wild , It's better not to see any light except the stars .
The most simple 、 The basic judgment is , You can at least look up and see the stars .
Failure example ： There is a starry sky , But the light pollution is too serious （ My experience of failure ）
The camera ： Ordinary SLR is OK ; The lens ： Wide Angle , The wider the better , Because the galaxy will be more complete ; The tripod ： The stronger the better ; The shutter line ： The less vibration on the fuselage, the better ;
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Focusing mode ： Manual unlimited distance ; The focal length ： As wide as you can ; aperture ： As much aperture as you can ; Photo format ：RAW;ISO：1600-6400; shutter speed ：15-30s;
Composition method ： utilize SkyView After the software finds the galaxy , According to the shooting time recommended above , If there's no accident, the viewfinder should be dead black , You can bring a flashlight to light up in advance to assist composition , Turn off the flashlight again ; Or with a big aperture 、 High sensitivity 、 Long exposure, try to take a random shot , Adjust slowly according to the test results .
Shooting method ： Adjust composition 、ISO And shutter speed , Keep shooting until you're satisfied .
Success stories ： But the lack of prospects seems monotonous （ Picture from the Internet ）
It's not difficult to photograph the Milky way in the above way , Small goals are so simple and crude , If you can't get it , Look for me —— Treat me to a barbecue . however , It's not easy to shoot a high level of photography , for example , How to make full use of the advantages of ambient light and even moonlight , How to design the foreground, middle view and long view of the picture , How to integrate the character image into it , How to embody your profound thoughts …… Take your time , I can only help .