A romantic journey with Victoper! How to shooting the night sky?


I often participate in camping, hiking, caving and other outdoor activities, so I met a group of like-minded friends. Following them, I experienced a new journey-starry sky shooting. Although I am not a professional photographer, someone on the team has experience in this area. Last weekend, when we went camping together in a team, we deliberately chose a suitable place to shoot the stars.

There is a romantic saying in astrophysics: the starry sky is the hometown of every atom in your body... If you have ever watched the galaxy flowing in the night sky somewhere far away from the city, you must have felt that way, the bright stars will The eyes of the world are washed thoroughly, and the soul finds a moment of tranquility.


In fact, starry sky shooting is not difficult. Be prepared in advance, and you may need to understand some camera settings and shooting skills.

So before shooting the starry sky, what preparations did we do?


  1. Choose a suitable shooting location


No.1 Little Light pollution

If you live in a densely populated area, shooting at night can be a challenge. Light pollution can and does prevent you from getting the most out of exposure and can ruin a photo. When I first started thinking about shooting stars, I thought I had to drive around to find a good place by myself. Of course, I thought in my heart that there must be a better way to find locations relatively close to you. These locations are good choices for shooting brilliant celebrities.

When I started looking around for good night photos in my area, I first turned to Blue Marble Navigator, which is a great website that can take satellite images of the lights on the earth and superimpose them on Google Maps. To show the exact location of the darkest place in your area.

The key you are looking for in these lightmaps is dark blue. The darker the area on the map, the better the night sky image.


No.2 Geographical location

In addition to light pollution, another factor is geographical location. Try to choose open areas such as deserts, rural plains, rice fields, seashores, mountain top flats; the higher the altitude, the more transparent the air, and the correspondingly brighter stars. Recommended computer software: Google Earth or web version.


  1. Equipment preparation

In addition to the photography equipment, there are some things that are necessary to bring!


No.1 Red light interference-free head torch.

From a bright place to a dark place, human eyes need dark adaptation to see enough stars. If the white LED light is turned on during star shooting, it will take a relatively long time for dark adaptation, because human eyes are least sensitive to red light , Turn on the red light to avoid being blinded.

The head torch can not only provide enough lighting, but also fill the foreground with insufficient light and dark environment!

We are also camping on this trip, so headlights are a must! We used the Victoper V1001 Head Torch. It has auxiliary switch: red light on-red flash. This head torch can fix our camping trip and shooting stars trip!


No.2 Lens defogging belt.

It is easy to fog up in the wild at night, especially in autumn and winter. The large temperature difference between day and night and the large temperature difference between indoor and outdoor can easily cause the lens to be covered with a layer of water mist, which seriously affects the shooting. Use a defogging belt to solve this problem.


No.3 Electric heating vest.

Shooting the starry sky in the cold winter, the temperature at night drops sharply, especially after the cold air passes through the border, the weather is particularly good, and the temperature is also particularly low. Although the clothes are very thick, the biting cold still affects my shooting.


No.4 knee pads

No matter what season, when shooting stars, there is always a need to lower the height of the body. If you keep squatting, the Achilles tendon will be uncomfortable for a long time. Kneeling will be more comfortable, but even on the concrete floor, frequent kneeling and pants are easy to get dirty. Broken, not to mention that most of the places where we shoot stars are gravel, which is easy to get injured.


This journey is really interesting. Although the finished product is not as good as the master's work, it can be kept for a long time. Attach a picture of the work.