If you thought that you need some fancy software to shoot the Milky Way, think again. Photographer Michael Shainblum (previously) shares a Lightroom only tutorial on how to edit a stunning night sky Milky Way Photo.
If you always wanted your very own selfie in front of the Milky Way – its actually not that hard to do!
Here’s what you need:
- DSLR camera with good high ISO performance.
- Fast, sharp wide angle lens.
- Remote shutter release.
- A wide open really dark location.
- Lightroom or Photoshop for post-processing.
Continue reading and I’ll tell you how I took these Milky Way selfies step by step.
Tiina Törmänen, a Finnish landscape photographer, has travelled the vast wilderness of Arctic Lapland creating an awe-inspiring series of self portraits.
Titled “Wanderer”, the series is Tiina’s attempt to show how tiny we humans are in this world we live in and the universe around it.
The isolated frozen landscapes and the stunning skies, showing the magnificent northern lights and Milky Way, fulfill her goal in the most beautiful way.
Have you ever found yourself lifting your jaw off the keyboard, completely stunned by an out-of-this-world photo of the Milky Way?
This is one of those subjects were you can either get an “Eh” shot that will accumulate a few likes on social media websites, or you can create a potentially viral piece of art that will make E.T. wish he had stayed on Earth simply to enjoy the view.
More often than not, the difference seems to boil down to planning and hard work rather than equipment. This is not to say that equipment isn’t important, but we’ve already seen what a pro can do with even the cheapest gear.
A new and exceedingly comprehensive tutorial called “How To Shoot Truly Contagious Milky Way Pictures” will significantly help with your planning and cut back on wasted nights outdoors.