JOSH KATZ

Astrophotography

Star Photography for Beginners (Astrophotography)

This astrophotography tutorial is for beginners, covering the necessary equipment, best locations, manual camera settings, editing in Lightroom, and more. The lens I use is a Tamron 10-24mm 3.5mm wide angle, but my dream astrophotography lens is the Rokinon 24mm 1.4 lens. 

Here's the breakdown to save you some time! 

  • 1:20 Equipment You Need
  • 2:52 Light Pollution + Sky Mapping
  • 4:20 Step 1: Setting Up + Locations
  • 5:10 Step 2: Composition
  • 6:08 Step 3: Alignment (Basic Camera Settings)
  • 6:42 Step 4: Aperture
  • 7:28 Step 5: Shutter Speed
  • 7:56 Step 6: ISO
  • 8:25 Step 7: Focusing
  • 9:09 Step 8: Experimenting + Review
  • 9:58 Step 9: Lighting the Foreground Subject
  • 11:12 Step 10: Refining Your Shot
  • 11:38 Step 11: Editing in Lightroom