Which One is Better, Tripod Carbon Fiber vs Tripod Aluminum /Magnesium Alloy?

Studio Lighting Techniques for Photography: Tricks of the Trade for Professional Digital Photographers by Christopher Grey

Fixed Lens vs Zoom Lens, Which One is Better?

Tutorial: Creating a Panorama Photo using Adobe Photoshop

Basic Studio Lighting Setups

The Greatest Photographers Along With Their Legendary Masterpieces

3 Challenges in the World of Digital Photography

Tips: Photographing at the Beach

Camera: A History of Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital

Download Photography PDF: Outdor Photography Articles

How to Get the Star Effect in Photography

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On April - 12 - 2022

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 star effect at OneSlidePhotography.com

The Nikon D300s vs Canon EOS 7D

When we talk about the feud between giant DSLR brands of the world, the focus of the discussion will surely not far from Canon vs. Nikon as the two top competitors. Both has had a long history in the world of photography and they both have a complete lens collection and DLSR classes of APS-C […]


The Art of Purchasing a Used Analogue Camera

The golden age of analogue cameras has diminished to make way for a newer more high-tech age of the DSLRs. This however, does not mean that analogues have been pushed into a corner. There’s still a minor breed of young photographers still investing their interest in these most vintage mode of photography. These enthusiasts, however, […]


Download: EOS 550D User’s Guide

There are currently only four manufacturers producing APS-C format digital SLRs. In order of their respective market shares they are Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax. While Pentax seems content to plod along with its two percent share of the market and its small but excellent range of entry-level and semi-pro models, the other three brands […]


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 […]


This Guy Gets Kicked on The Head While Taking a Selfie

Anyone can take a selfie anytime and anywhere, yet of course you have to be careful while performing it. If you get into wrong place and time, instead of taking a good photograph of yourself, you can get injured and pain. This happened to Jared Michael when he had to restrain his pain when he […]


Tips and Tricks to Improve Your HD-DSLR Video Recording

The new generation of dSLR cameras include high–definition (HD) video, and this is opening up a whole new realm of creative possibilities to photographers. Digital SLRs are making it much easier for visual everyone to share cinematic stories. Even if you’re a novice, the tips and techniques in this guide will soon have you planning […]


Canon EOS 1100D vs Nikon D3100, Which One Better?

Canon T3 and Nikon D3100 is the entry level DSLR camera in 2011. Both cameras are selling at the same price (around $599 with kit lens). Both cameras are intended for beginners or people who do not use DSLR camera before, so both cameras are beginner-friendly, small and lightweight.