Astrophotography: The Milky Way

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Milky way at Gunung Ireng, Gunung Kidul. Photographed this around 10 pm. With my friend Hasan (Poses with flashlight as foreground)

    Back then, i still wondering how to capture milky way, galaxy that contain our solar system. After many trials and errors now i know the right technique how to capture milky way. FYI, milky way can be seen by eye but, it only looks like a thin dust. So we need long exposure technique to make it visible.

    All you need to photograph milky way is,

  1. Place with low light pollution
  2. Clear sky (Also avoid moonbeam)
  3. Camera with long exposure feature (Bigger sensor better)
  4. Wide angle lens
  5. Sturdy tripod
  6. Stargazing apps (Guide us to find the milky way, available on App Store or Play Store)
  7. Bring flashlight (It will be very dark, also useful for creative composition)
  8. Better to bring friends (Keeps you safe)

    After you’re well prepared, go find the right place. It will be better if you put a foreground on your composition. About the camera setting. Set it to manual, set the shutter speed to 30 second, more than 30s will blur the milky way. Crank up the ISO from 800 to 3200, don’t worry about the noise. Use the widest aperture, such as f/2.8. Don’t forget to set the image quality to RAW, to make it easier and better for post processing.

    Aim your camera to the milky way, then shoot on timer mode, to reduce camera shake. You can try the another exposure or composition until you reach the best result.

Have a nice try… welcome to astrophotography.

Here’s my another works:

 

 

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Me and Photography

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Yup, i fell in love with photography since i was first grade on high school. And i want to share my experience in photography… especially for wildlife and outdoor photography. ‘coz it’s my favourite genre.

About my gear, i use Nikon D7100, and many Tamron lenses… as you know, Tamron is a best starter lens for budget photographer hahaha. But it’s not about how well the gear you own, it’s about how well you understand your gear 😀

I usually post my works  here

 

Toy Review: Kotobukiya ArtFX Halo 3 “Master Chief”

    Long time no see buddy… I’ll continue my Toy Review rubric, and that is Kotobukiya ArtFX Halo 3 Master Chief.

    This statue comes with a nice stand base (Rocky ground with Brutes’ armor debris), and three optional hand (Bare hand, with magnum pistol, and the other grabbing Covenant’s LARP A.K.A. energy sword). The things that makes this figure looks so cool is the detailed Mjolnir armor, running pose, and dirty effects.

    Although this figure is made from PVC, not a polystone like the other expensive statue, but Kotobukiya still give this figure a good quality.

    At last. This figure is highly recommended for avid Halo fans…

 

Review Mainan: Hot Wheels Fast and Furious series wave 1

Halo semua, ini ke-tiga kalinya saya menuliskan review tentang mainan. Sekarang saya akan me-review edisi khusus dari Hot Wheels yang bertemakan Fast and Furious, berikut reviewnya…

Salah satu yang paling dicari para kolektor, karena sangat menarik dari segi detil, yang membedakan dari seri reguler yaitu spoiler belakangnya dicat.
Salah satu yang paling dicari para kolektor, karena sangat menarik dari segi detil, yang membedakan dari seri reguler yaitu spoiler belakangnya dicat.
Cukup keren lah...
Cukup keren lah…
Incaran kolektor selain Supra, karena mobil tuner lebih menarik dari pada muscle, ini juga favorit saya.
Incaran kolektor selain Supra, karena mobil tuner lebih menarik dari pada muscle, ini juga favorit saya.
Menurut saya ini paling susah dapetnya, paling akhir nemunya, rumornya sih ini T-Huntnya FF series.
Menurut saya ini paling susah dapetnya, paling akhir nemunya, rumornya sih ini T-Huntnya FF series.
Dari semua jenis inilah yang paling tidak populer, danpaling mudah nemunya.
Dari semua jenis inilah yang paling tidak populer, danpaling mudah nemunya.
Favorit saya juga, lumayan lah
Favorit saya juga, lumayan lah
Detilnya pas banget mirip di filmnya, Fast 5
Detilnya pas banget mirip di filmnya, Fast 5
Bisa disebut paling sangar,  karena dibalut warna hitam doff
Bisa disebut paling sangar, karena dibalut warna hitam doff