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Crucial Night Photography Tips

Want a pro photography tip? Read this article from the blog that describes how to capture star trails like this.

Essential Apps for Night Shooting

These two iPhone and iPad apps are absolutely essential in order to be successful with night landscape photography. You need to be able to plan your shot based on what the night sky looks like to be able to capture star trails, and photograph the Milky Way. Most importantly, you have to know in advance where the moon will be, in order to avoid light pollution and be able to see the stars.
1. The Photographer's Ephemeris
2. Sky Safari 4

Critical Gear

Make sure you head over the night photography equipment page to see what kind of camera and lens gear it takes to produce quality images at night.

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Star Trails Over the Golden Gate Bridge, California

Star trail photo while the fog rolls over the Golden Gate Bridge late at night. This image was a total shot in the dark. Get it?

With the high levels of light pollution coming from San Francisco behind me, and the continual low-level fog creeping in, I thought this was going to be a flop. It ended up becoming a surreal and colorful night landscape photo. Check out the tutorial to learn how to capture star trail photography.

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