The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography: Understanding, Planning, Creating, and Processing Nightscape Images

1st Edition

Michael C Shaw

Routledge
Published March 15, 2017
Reference - 444 Pages
ISBN 9781138922860 - CAT# 167283

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Summary

The Complete Guide to Landscape Astrophotography is the ultimate manual for anyone looking to create spectacular landscape astrophotography images. By explaining the science of landscape astrophotography in clear and straightforward language, it provides insights into phenomena such as the appearance or absence of the Milky Way, the moon, and constellations. This unique approach, which combines the underlying scientific principles of astronomy with those of photography, will help deepen your understanding and give you the tools you need to fulfil your artistic vision.

Key features include:

• Distinguished Guest Gallery of images from renowned nightscape photographers such as Babak Tafreshi, Bryan Peterson, Alan Dyer, Brenda Tharp, Royce Bair, Wally Pacholka, and David Kingham

• The twenty-five best landscape astrophotography subjects and how to photograph them

• Astronomy 101 - build your knowledge of night sky objects and their motion: the Milky Way, moon, Aurora Borealis/Australis, constellations, meteors and comets

• Information on state-of-the-art planning software and apps designed to enable you to capture and enhance your landscape astrophotography

• Field guide for creating a detailed plan for your night shoot

• Description of the best moon phases for specific types of nightscape images, and the best months and times of night to see the Milky Way

• How-to guide for creating stunning time-lapse videos of the night sky, including Holy Grail transitions from pre-sunset to complete darkness

• Four detailed case studies on creating landscape astrophotography images of the Milky Way, full moon, star trails, and constellations

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