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    12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    | Night | Photography Tips | 23/03/2012 16:23pm
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    Night Photography Tips: Star trails

    The key to a good star trail picture is clarity. A long exposure will render stars as a mass of densely packed lines, as the Earth rotates on its axis. Combine this with recognisable features, like a building or trees, and the result is a mind-bending vortex that’s unlike any standard night photography shot. Watch out for these common problems when shooting star trail pictures:

    Night Photography Tips: 12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    6. Passing planes
    If a plane passes through the frame while the shutter is open, any blinking lights will produce a line of dots that can be distracting, so you’ll need to time your exposure accordingly.

    Night Photography Tips: 12 common errors of night photography (and how to fix them)

    7. Long-exposure noise
    Noise isn’t just a problem at high ISOs; it can also become apparent when using a very long exposure. This is why it’s better to merge multiple shorter exposures.

    PAGE 1: Common errors when painting with light
    PAGE 2: Common errors with moonlit landscapes
    PAGE 3: Common errors shooting star trails
    PAGE 4: Common errors shooting the Northern Lights
    PAGE 5: Common errors with astrophotography

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    Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm under Night, Photography Tips.

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