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Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby maverick » Thu May 15, 2014 4:14 pm

Here are some very cool video's that cover everything you need to know about how to
process your photo's and make truly outstanding Milky Way photo's: :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOAmP7A_x6c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykYT4Kc ... e=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i22duUtI5Iw
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Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby themappist » Thu May 22, 2014 3:22 pm

Thanks. Dedinitely something I want to try to capture this summmer.
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Re: Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby NArmstrong » Fri May 30, 2014 12:29 pm

Thank you for posting these, Maverick. I've specifically purchased new gear with an eye towards Milky Way shots in the Sierra. Currently looking at buying a computer so I can do post work on night shots. Right now, only editing I can do is on an iPad, which is ultimately limited. Did a trip last September that saw some success with night shots (pics below) and I'm getting ready for a couple of trips this year. Purchased a TrailPix tripod on your recommendation and look forward to using it on the trail. I'll report back once I've run it through its paces. Only been able to use it for day trips thus far.


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In the shadow of University here. Can't remember which lake we were camped at. Clearly I could benefit from watching these tutorials.
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Re: Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby maverick » Fri May 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Hi NArmstrong,

Welcome to HST! Happy to read that these video's will be of help to you. Your pictures
are nice, but seems to be out of focus, which is one of the difficulties folks have when
it comes to night photography. Here is another article, one of many, that might be of help
to you: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutori ... graphy.htm
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Re: Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri May 30, 2014 12:36 pm

NArmstrong wrote:Thank you for posting these, Maverick. I've specifically purchased new gear with an eye towards Milky Way shots in the Sierra. Currently looking at buying a computer so I can do post work on night shots. Right now, only editing I can do is on an iPad, which is ultimately limited. Did a trip last September that saw some success with night shots (pics below) and I'm getting ready for a couple of trips this year. Purchased a TrailPix tripod on your recommendation and look forward to using it on the trail. I'll report back once I've run it through its paces. Only been able to use it for day trips thus far.

In the shadow of University here. Can't remember which lake we were camped at. Clearly I could benefit from watching these tutorials.


Nice job! :thumbsup:
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Re: Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby NArmstrong » Fri May 30, 2014 3:52 pm

Thank you, gentlemen. There's a couple of issue I know we were having with the focus. One being that it's just difficult sometimes to tell if the image is focus or not when you're shooting in the dark. The second being that the tripod we were using was the zipshot tripod. It's decent, but not ideal. I'm gonna watch through these tutorials and hopefully have some better shots to share after the July 4 weekend.

And thank you for the welcome. Been lurking for a while and decided to join in the fun.
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Re: Milky Way Photo Processing

Postby fishmonger » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:17 am

something related to this thread - a DIY start tracker, possibly small enough to take deep into the Sierra

http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a ... ke-your-o/

and another one, same principle

http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/bar ... ing.mount/
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