Chris Marquardt and Shooting the Milky Way

Episode 1807 (1:05:51)

Chris Marquardt

Chris joins Leo to talk about how to get pictures of the Milky Way. Here are photos for today's segment:

https://tfttf.com/milkyway

Summer is a great time to engage in night sky photography because it's not as cold.  But you'll need a tripod because the better night sky photos are timed photos. You use the 600 rule. Divide 600 by your focal length and you get the proper exposure time. But under 20 seconds is a good rule of thumb.  

Check out darksitefinder.com to find places with the least amount of light pollution. There's also The Photographer's Ephemeris to find the best time to shoot with a new moon. 

You can even shoot the night sky with a smartphone with apps that shoot longer exposures. Again with a tripod. You'll want to stack multiple pictures in order to get the Milky Way to reveal itself in the image. 

Our next photo assignment is - ALPHABET. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "ALPHABET" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr

Letters received so far:

C E G P Q S T V X Y Z

Letters still missing:

A B D F H I J K L M N O R U V W

Make sure to upload your contribution to Flickr and tag it with the word "tgalphabet" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!

And don't forget to check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.