SouthernShooterZ71 wrote in post #13612907
I see alot of pictures where the stars apear to not have any trail at all.. .
How are you doing this?.... I love taking night pictures with say a tree or barn and the stars in the sky. but no matter what seem that my stars always have trails ... yet most everyone else does not?
At what exposure length do you start getting into trailing stars?
I just do not understand how some do this?
I love to learn
To do this sort of shots, you need to use the widest lens you have, the wider it is, the longer you have until the stars starts showing up as trails on your image. Typically say 18mm on a crop sensor camera, you have about 25 to 30 seconds.
Next because you are trying to gather as much of the dim light as you can, you need to use the widest aperture that you have at the highest ISO you are comfortable with before noise becomes too unbearable.
Set your camera on a tripod, use live view at the maximum magnification to focus and then shoot preferably with a remote release.
All the above should get you started in the right direction.