Astro Photo Question (trying this forum)...

Started Sep 28, 2022 | Questions thread
photobob1950 Regular Member • Posts: 446
Re: Astro Photo Question (trying this forum)...

Hello John

Good timing on your question! Our photography club held an Astro evening last week, I'm in Queenstown, New Zealand.

I have only shot astro a couple of previous times, so I'm no expert, but I do know what works.

Same lens as you - the 14-30mm f/4 and Z6. Manual focus, VR off.

White balance on Auto and adjusted in post to suit. Shot in RAW.

I use On1 and these images had what little noise was present reduced further with the No Noise AI feature.

20 sec, F4, ISO 3200. Added 1.3 stops in PP. A couple of photographers in front of me fooling around with light painting.

20 sec, F4, ISO 1600 (!). Added 0.5 stops in PP. I reduced the ISO to 1600 because the shore lights were blowing out at ISO 3200. I asked my model to keep still for 20 seconds.

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