How To Shoot Astrophotography Panoramas (video tutorial)

How To Shoot Astrophotography

Are you into astrophotography? Or did you just get the Canon EOS Ra and want to start with the craft? Here is a short how to shoot astrophotography tutorial.

The rather in-depth how to shoot astrophotography panoramas video was made by motion control gear company Syrp together with astrophotographer Charles Brooks:

Charles Brooks is a true expert at astro panoramas. He runs Opus Expeditions in New Zealand, taking adventurous photographers to the most breathtaking locations around the country. He has mastered the art of Astro and in this filmmaking guide, he shares all of his best-kept secrets about how to shoot a multi-row panoramic Astro image.

Anyone can take a good photo of the stars, but not everyone can get that mind-blowing effect that you’re about to learn.

In this video, Charles walks you through the process of taking amazing Astro panoramas. This is a very in-depth tutorial that goes from the gear he uses and location-scouting right through to post-production.

The 30 minutes video (below) covers various techniques and general tips about astrophotography. it discusses gear, location, setup, and post production.

About location:

As 83% of the world population lives under light-polluted skies, it can be really hard to escape these bright areas, as traces of light can persist for miles.

[…] Charles uses a website called Dark Site Finder to find the perfect spot for this shoot and Photopills to find exactly where the Milky Way is going to be at during this time of the year, thanks to their Planner and 2D Milky Way modes. The best season is different for the Southern and Northern Hemisphere.

And here is the video:

More photography tips and tricks are listed here.

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How To Use Natural Light, Short Tutorial By National Geographic Photographer

Natural Light

Taking pictures and maxing out the creative possibilities of natural light is not as easy as you might think. A short video shows how to use it for your photography.

In the video below by Advancing Your Photography, National Geographic Photographer Bob Holmes shows how to get the most out of available, natural light.

Bob Holmes shares his years of experience as a National Geographic and travel photographer, with tips to help you make the most of natural lighting. These are tips that can be used for any genre of photography to help you advance your photography!

More tips and tricks are listed here.

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How To Do Autofocus Microadjustment On Your Lens (tutorial)

Autofocus Microadjustment

Here is something useful. A video about hot to do autofocus microadjustment.

The 14 minutes video below by Michael The Maven shows how to microadjust autofocus on your lens using a cereal box and a ruler. He uses a Canon EOS 90D to show it.

The cereal box and ruler method allows photographers to quickly visualize where their lenses are focusing and to verify if they are out of alignment. This video demonstrates the philosophies of MFA (micro focus adjustment) and some of the principles to become familiar with if you decide to try this on your own.

If you prefer there is a neat written tutorial about how to do autofocus microadjustment by Canon itself and you can download it here.

Here Is A Complete Canon EOS 90D User Guide (Video)

Canon Eos 90d User Guide

Want to watch a Canon EOS 90D user guide instead of reading it? Here you are.

Jared Polin posted a 1 hour Canon EOS 90D user guide on YouTube. He helps you understand all the buttons on the outside of the camera, how to put the lens on, take it off, where the battery and card goes and how he would set up the EOS 90D.

The EOS 90D is Canon’s latest APS-C DSLR, and it’s packed with powerful features (4K video included). More Canon EOS 90D review stuff is listed here.

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How To Do A Livestream With The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III – A Step-By-Step Tutorial

Powershot G7 X

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark III at a glance:

  • 20.2MP 1″ Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)

The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III has some appealing features for the videographer and Youtuber crowd.

Sporting advanced video features, the PowerShot G7 X Mark III has been called a “blogger’s dream“. A neat little compact camera with powerful features for still photography and videography.

For all those just starting into the world of video blogging, Canon has provided a short but exhaustive step-by-step tutorial. Join Canon Trainer Jon Lorentz in the 9 minutes video below as he takes you through the setup process for livestreaming on the PowerShot G7 X Mark III. Lorentz will guide you through different scenarios: setting up livestreaming for the first time, livestreaming while you are at home, livestreaming on the road.

Table of contents for the video above:

  • 00:41 Checklist
  • 02:00 Canon Image Gateway Setup
  • 02:50 Livestream Setup
  • 05:20 Livestreaming for the First Time
  • 06:30 Livestreaming From Home
  • 07:25 Setup on the Road

The PowerShot G7 X Mark III livestreaming tutorial is available also in written form with screenshots guiding you through the process, to download click here.

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