Until now, many people thought that only a DSLR could make a brilliant milky way.
In fact, it's possible to take very good pictures of the stars on your mobile phone, but it's impossible to pick up your phone and shoot without without being prepared. So before we start shooting, we need to pay attention to the following points. Slide down and start reading!
In this article, we will introduce ideas of how to shoot stars with iPhone or Android smartphone, share the phone camera settings for stars with you.
Right Place, Right Time
To get a perfect picture of the Milky Way, first choose a clear night with no light pollution and no artificial light around. You can look up light pollution on the Night Pollution Map.
In addition, I recommend shooting in the summer. Because this is the best time to photograph the Milky Way. Of course, the stars are beautiful in winter, too.
All in all, be sure to pick a clear night to start shooting.
Additional Equipment Required
Three things are necessary: a power bank, an earphone with a volume control, and a tripod.
- A power bank prevents the phone from shutting down due to low battery. After all, taking pictures of Milky Way galaxy or star trail with long exposure times requires a lot of battery.
- The tripod help you avoid blurring photos when taken with your hands, and you don't have to hold your phone up all the time, freeing up your hands.
- An earphone with volume control can usually be used to control the shutter. When you connect the earphone to the phone, the button on it can replace the shutter on the phone. You don't have to touch the phone with your hands, so you can avoid the blurring problem again.
- If you want to shoot a wider range of stars, you can install a wide-angle lens like this before shooting, the result will be even more stunning.
Android Phone Settings for Stars
iPhone Settings for Stars
Let’s Start Photography
- For better results, you can use a flashlight to illuminate the stars.
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