5 Night Photography Tips for Magical Photos with Rachel Jones Ross



Have you ever wanted to take beautiful nightscape photos? Are you looking for night photography ideas? Landscape and astrophotographer Rachel Jones Ross not only teaches you how to take better photos at night, but how to create magical nighttime images. Her tips include scouting locations, using the PhotoPills app, changing your perspective, and more.

What are your tips on capturing the night sky? Let us know in the Comments section, below!

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I tried my first astrophotography recently at the Bodie Island Lighthouse in North Carolina. For a first effort, it wasn't too painful! However, I really appreciated your tip on taking multiple star images AFTER doing the foreground. I had not thought of that before doing mine. So, I learned something new today. Thanks.

Thank you Phillip! This is why we do what we do here at B&H Explora. It's our goal to provide as much of our knowledge regarding the use of that gear as we possibly can.

Enjoyed your tips.  Only wish I lived--or at least could easily visit--where the landscape is quite incredible, instead of here on the east coast, where it's somewhat less inspiring. 

As East Coast city dwellers , we hear you! We suggest that when you can't find landscapes that you consider inspiring, take a good look around the areas near your home that are accessible and try to see them in a new light. You may not have a starry sky, but you may have an incredible skyline to photograph. Sometimes the best photos can be made right in your own backyard.