QUIZ: Photographing the Milky Way: Cumulative Quiz


The benefits of location scouting before photographing the Milky Way include ______.


Even when photographing the Milky Way under a dark evening sky, ISO should never be pushed past 3200 because it will produce an unacceptable amount noise/grain in the image.


A medium focal length lens with an f/1.4 aperture can appear sharp at night ______.


As long as your camera is set on a tripod, you will not get motion blur using slow shutter speeds to photograph the stars.


Using the 500 rule with a 50mm lens, you can set your shutter speed to ______ and not capture movement in the stars.


Because the earth is not centered in the Milky Way galaxy, the core (the element of the Milky Way most people photograph) is not visible year round.


If you’re in the northern hemisphere, you can see the Milky Way core from February/March ______.


For those in the northern hemisphere, the Milky Way rises in the ______ and sets in the ______.


For those in the southern hemisphere, the direction of the Milky Way rising and setting is similar to what people in the northern hemisphere see, but more of the core can be seen at once.


Our final countdown checklist for photographing the Milky Way includes the following tips:


You’ll likely need to create multiple exposures when there is no moonlight or if there is light pollution.


Benefits of creating a nightscape panorama (regardless of whether or not you have a wide angle lens) include:


We do not recommend using artificial illumination when photographing the Milky Way because it causes light pollution.


When photographing a human subject under the Milky Way, you can use a slower shutter speed with a ______ to minimize any motion blur or ghosting.