A night with the stars: how to shoot amazing astrophotography

A night with the stars: how to shoot amazing astrophotography
Dunkery Beacon (Image credit: Simon Newman)

During the summer of 2018, I got into photography 'seriously' when a broken hip left me confined to the house and garden for six weeks. I bought a macro lens, practiced shooting bugs every day, and devoured all I could about photographic technique.

Now my main camera passion is landscape astrophotography. While I don’t get to do this as often as I like – I’m a father of two young ones – when I do it’s a true experience. I love every stage of the operation: the planning, waiting and hoping for the right conditions, the night itself alone under the stars, and even the post-processing – a key aspect of astro. 

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