Basic Milky Way Photography Workflow

Photographing the Milky Way is really very simple – and very addictive!

The exercise files contained in this download purchase, and used in the processing videos, produce this great shot of the Milky Way in Snowdonia, North Wales.

Although this is basically a processing training title I felt the need to add a few pointers with regard to the
physical task of capturing the Milky Way.

Capturing stars as perfect and distinct ‘pin-points’ of light instead of blurred streaks is what makes an image of this most enigmatic phenomenon turn from an ‘ok-looking’ jpeg on the web into a highly desirable and saleable print or stock image.

To that end I have included 3 videos which cover exactly how to shoot perfectly focussed stars without any streaking or trailing.

The Milky Way over Porth Y Post, Anglesey, North Wales.

Below you will find a list of all the videos contained within this training title.

Photography Info & Tips:

Correct Shutter Speed for Pin Sharp Stars
Relationship Between Shutter Speed and Sensor Megapixels
Live View Focussing and Camera Settings

Processing Workflow:

Initial Contrast Control
Initial White Balance
Neutral White Balance
RAW Processing
Final Adjustments in RAW Processing
Colour Noise Tweaks and Photoshop Stacking
Starry Landscape Stacker
Assembling the Composite Image
Tidying Up The Image
Noise Reduction and Sharpening
Manual Star Alignment in Photoshop

Over 155 minutes of video training that I guarantee will make you an excellent photographer of this most enigmatic natural wonder.

Preview of Advanced Milky Way Workflow – Coming Soon in 2017

Included with your purchase are the 5 RAW files used in the processing videos, so you can follow along
with my workflow in Lightroom & Photoshop. (Please respect copyright ownership with these files).
This training title will help you produce better images of the Milky way and the night sky, in terms of both
shooting and processing.

I have also included a preview of the next training title in my Milky Way which will deal with those more complicated shots and compositions featuring close foreground objects, and how to get around the raft of technical problems that can arise with these more ‘complex’ shots.