Happy 98th birthday to the U.S. National Park service! To celebrate, everyone is invited to visit any of the 403 National Parks in the U.S. for free on Monday, August 25th (does not include reservation, camping, or tour fees).
This is a perfect opportunity to try out that astro timelapse you’ve been wanting to fiddle around with. And just in time to help you navigate the very cold and sleepless night air, is this video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens. Jay gives us some really good and easy to understand tips for us novice timelapse night photographers. For you intermediate photographers out there, this might be too basic for you, and I recommend you check out articles from our writer and seasoned astro timelapse photographer, Matthew Saville for some inspiration.
For the rest of us, Jay takes us through some basic knowledge of the Milky Way and what app he uses to locate it and when it will be visible, what settings he uses and what to bring. Some of the gear he recommends are:
This is a great little video for those you who who have been wanting to try astro timelapse photography, but didn’t know where to start. Have fun and stay warm!
For more info on the free admission to the National Parks, click here.
[Via The Slanted Lens]