What is considered a good photograph?

Wildlife Photography Tips and Tutorial with Chris McLennan

Download Photography PDF: Canon EOS 600D User’s Manual

Colors of Life by Rarindra Prakarsa

Tips and Tricks about Smartphone Videography

The Digital Photography Book  by Scott Kelby

The Principles of Shooting Video With a DSLR

What is Back and Front Focus Lens?

How Important are Megapixels in a Digital Camera?

What is EXIF Data in Digital Photography?

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

Download Photography PDF : Digital Photography Glossary

A digital camera (or digicam) is a camera that takes video or still photographs, or both, digitally by recording images via an electronic image sensor. Most 21st century cameras are digital. Digital cameras can do things film cameras cannot: displaying images on a screen immediately after they are recorded, storing thousands of images on a […]


The 365-day Project by Andrew Whyte: The Legographer

An English photographer named Andrew Whyte has dedicated himself into documenting the adventure of a brave LEGO figurine on his quest around the whole of England in the photo series titled “The Legographer.” Andrew Whyte is actually better known for his expertise in using darkness as the background for his photos. By several medias, he’s […]


Tips on How to do Travelling Photography for Beginners

At times, you may find that your friends’ collection of travelling photos look strikingly similar to ones on postcards which can be easily brought in airports when they come back home. This is a common thing since while holidaying; they usually try to take images or photos of iconic places where they actually go. What […]


How to Photograph Rays of Light

Taking photos of sunrises and sunsets can be especially rewarding. At these times of day when the sun is lower in the sky, sunlight travels through more atmosphere to reach the earth. Photographing sunbeams/rays of light requires specific camera settings and an eye for careful evaluation of the quality of light.Here are some tips and […]


7 Tips for Photojournalism from Reuters Photographer Damir Sagolj

Damir Sagolj is a Reuters photographer from Sarajevo based in Thailand. In the following video, he shares 7 tips regarding photojournalism. Here are the 7 photojournalism tips as discussed by Damir in the above video: 1. Anticipation You must always anticipate the coming of that important, picture perfect moment. How? When on location, don’t just […]


Tips for Buying a New or Used camera/lens

Many photographers prefer to buy a camera or lens in brand new condition. This is a common, because we’ll be getting the latest model, the best condition of equipment, and the satisfaction of getting a warrantied product. If the available budget is sufficient, then buying a camera or lens in new condition may be the […]


When Do We Need to Upgrade Our Photographic Equipments?

You may often listen to photographers’ questions asking which brand of camera that suits them to be a better photographer. Stop asking such question. Just use what you have in hand now. Go find great locations to shoot wherever it is and just take shots and snaps. Sometimes, people think that expensive camera makes images […]