A 10-Minute Guide to Getting Started in Astrophotography


Photographer Trevor Jones of AstroBackyard started doing astrophotography back in 2010 using his smartphone and point-and-shoot camera. After working on his craft for nearly a decade, Jones just made this 10-minute video guide sharing what he would do if he were starting out in astrophotography all over again today.

Jones knows what it’s like to start out with a blank slate, as he knew nothing about either astronomy or photography when he first started out. But this is the kind of work he’s putting out now:

Here’s an index of topics covered by Jones in the video:

  • Know what you are getting into
  • What experience do you need? What is an asset?
  • What equipment do you actually need?
  • How long will it take to produce a “nice” image?
  • How much will it all cost?
  • What Gear should I invest my hard-earned money in?
  • Where should I go for help/advice?

You can find more of Jones’ work on his website, YouTube, and Instagram.

(via AstroBackyard via Fstoppers)

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