Photographing The Milky Way: Assignment: Follow and Break the 500 Rule
If you can find any stars in the sky above you (depending on light pollution and other factors), capture the following three images:
- An image of the stars following the 500 rule (500 divided by the focal length of your lens)
- An image of the stars in which you slow the shutter speed to double the amount of time suggested by the 500 rule
- An image of the stars in which you increase the shutter speed to half the amount of time suggested by the 500 rule
Adjust the aperture and ISO so that all three images are exposed somewhat equally.
There are no images to submit for this assignment. The exercise is meant to illustrate through practice the effects of shutter speed (as well as aperture and ISO) on nightscape imagery, specifically when photographing the stars.