Hey guys for this week's blog I'm going to talk about astrophotography. I would like to begin by saying that this is such a cool type of photography. Although you need to learn some things about it first. For my pictures I have been using a Sony Nex-5 with a 15-55 mm lens. When I first started this I was only adjusting my shutter speed and my shots weren't coming out very good. Here is a shot of my first attempt:
I began playing around with the settings a little and realized I was missing one key component, ISO. So I started playing around with that and found the perfect amount, 6000. Here is a shot with my ISO set higher:
When I looked at #astrophotography on Instagram I found that most people had really cool Milky Way shots and assumed that we didn't live in the right spot for that. I woke up at 4 one morning for a surf competition and walked out side. I saw a big bright Milky Way!! I was so excited so I grabbed my camera and started taking shots. Here is my shot of a Milky Way:
The camera that I use is a pretty cheap camera so this shows that no matter what equipment to can still get great shots if you know what you're doing.
My name is Erik I am currently in 6th grade. In my free time I like getting videos of waves, and putting them together to make edits. I also like taking pictures of waves.