I’m a rank amateur, self-taught photographer. It’s taken me years to build up a bit of knowledge and kit. I read as much as I can but one day you find a bit of new information and then weeks later when you need that knowledge it’s gone. That is one of my best traits.
So… night photography is a skill or rather, a set of skills, that I’ve taken time to try and acquire. Aperture, shutter speed… ISO, I have learned to use my camera as best I can. Not too long ago I added a 35mm 1.8f lens to my collection. Oh boy… how very useful for night photography! It even allows me to use the camera in auto because it allows so much light in.
But… I’m constantly learning… and then forgetting something that takes me forever to remember when I’m out on a cold, clear night. You’ve got to remember, night photography is often best in winter… mmmmm, you’ve also got to remember, in Ireland we don’t have that many clear days or nights so, when you’re after Orion you must grab every opportunity available!