Rule of Third

What is Shutter Count in Digital Photography?

10 Things You Should do to Prepare for Strobist Photography

The Start of the Age of Camera Phones

Fun Facts about the Kodak Camera

Photography Icon: Robert Doisneau

Beginner Photographer’s FAQ

Basic Mistakes of Beginner Photographers

The Best Lens for Portrait Photography

The EDFAT Method in Photojournalism

How to Get the Star Effect in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On November - 23 - 2018

Star Effect Photography

Star Effect Photography



Generally, when people choose a lens, they seldom consider the amount of blades in the lens’ aperture. But in fact, the amount of blades is very very important if your photography interests include photographing elements of light or the sun and love achieving that star effect.

The difference in aperture settings doesn’t only affect the Depth of Field (DOF) alone. In both of the photos below I used the Aperture Priority settings with 200 ISO.

By using a narrow aperture (f/10), the photograph requires more time to absorb light. This results in star-shaped light images in stationary light sources and the light tracks of the rotating Ferris wheel appear long (long exposure).

The use of a wide aperture setting (f/3.5) allows short exposure time, which produces spherical glow in the stationary light sources and short light tracks on the rotating Ferris wheel (freezing).

To achieve a crisp star-effect on your stationary light source when in low lighting conditions (like at night, for example), you’ll most likely need a tripod because the star effect relies on the narrow aperture settings. This means slower shutter speeds in low light conditions, which means a tripod is needed to keep the camera steady for longer periods of time.

Read the rest of this entry »

.

Related Photography Ideas for light star effect photography at OneSlidePhotography.com

What is normal lens/standard lens?

Sometimes, we may have heard of notions like normal lens and standard lens. What is the actual meaning of these notions? Normal lens is actually a lens that has a focal length (focus distance) all along the diagonal size of image sensor camera. For a camera with full frame sensor (36 x 24mm), the normal […]


Cool and Sexy Fixed Gear Photography

Here are, collections of cool and sexy fixed gear photography from around the world…enjoy 😉


Utilizing an External or Camera’s Flash to Freeze an Object

It can be quite frustrating when the lighting conditions are insufficient when shooting, which makes it difficult to shutter speeds fast enough to freeze a photo’s object. When encountered with such a predicament, a flash (whether it be the internal camera’s flash or an external flash unit) can be used to remedy the situation. A […]


First Aid Procedures For Cameras Dropped on Surface or Submerged in Water

Some cameras have been manufactured to be impact, water, and dust resistant. But cameras of that caliber are not many and the prices are also expensive. It is advisable for owners of pocket camera/DSLR camera not classified as impact-resistant to treat their device with caution. But if impact occurs, there are a few suggestions users […]


Understanding DSLR Lens Sweet Spots and How to Get Them

A sweet spot is a condition where the camera lens produces its sharpest images. There are three factors that are needed to be understood to obtain sharp images: 1. Aperture that results in sharp images. 2. Focal length (in zoom). 3. Focused areas within the frame.


Tips to Learning Self-Taught Photography

Photography cameras, point-and-shoot and DSLRs alike, are now quite common in everyone’s inventory. More affordable technologies and ways of showcasing the results are now plenty and more varied. It’s no wonder that now photography has become a hobby for many people. But the desire to learn the crafts of photography properly does not increase with […]


Tips to Keep Your DSLR Battery Last Longer

For your camera, a battery is like the heart inside our body and there will be a situation where we need a strategy to save your camera digital’s battery life longer. For instance, when you plan to go to places with no electricity and we just bring with us one limited back up battery for […]