[ More stars + best view
of the Milkyway ]
[ More dancing in the
Moon Phases illuminate the night sky to varying degrees—the smaller the moon, the brighter the stars.
NEW MOON (or no moon) nights are the best for shooting the stars. As long as you are away from a city and any artificial light(to avoid light pollution), you'll have a clear view of the stars and will have the best chance of capturing the Milky Way and star trails.
FULL MOON occurs about every two weeks before and after the New Moon. Full moons are beautiful and bright and best for those magical witchy nights when you want to get creative in the moonlight and take advantage of some extra light. A full moon is also the absolute worst time to attempt start photography, since the moonlight washes out the stars and takes over.
the best CONDITIONS FOR ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY:
1.) Clear sky — no clouds or light pollution
2.) Near a New Moon (crescent moons are also usually fine).
why it's an add on:
Because I can’t guarantee that we won’t have clouds or bad weather, Astrophotography is an “ADD—ON.” That way if the weather doesn’t cooperate, I can refund you for that portion of the shoot.
lunar calendar + guide:
I’ve included a Lunar Calendar below to help you determine the best days to book the Astrophotography add—on.
I'll also be releasing an "Intro to Astrophotography" guide soon for any photographers or hobbyists who want to give it a try!
Dress warm, make sure we can shoot somewhere that is elevated from the landscape (otherwise your silhouette won't show up—a hill or rock or even on top of a car works great), and be prepared to stand still for long periods of time. I'll bring the walkie talkies and headlamps and we'll make some magic.