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A Long Time Ago Under a Galaxy Far, Far Away... | by Jeffrey Sullivan
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A Long Time Ago Under a Galaxy Far, Far Away...

Single exposure, real reflection, minor Lightroom adjustments, no content adds/deletes/overlays/swaps, no Photoshop. I prefer the time outdoors shooting, and not to spend more than about 5 minutes computer/post-processing time per photo, so as much as possible has to be optimized in-camera!


You can always revisit the file to rework the edit, but you can't re-take the image once you're home. Get it right the first time; the best moments and their conditions will never be repeated again!


All of my workshops this summer will include some night shooting/instruction, so drop by my Web site to see if you can join me to efficiently produce unique work with me in unique settings! Milky Way shots are a dime a dozen these days, you can capture those with sub-optimal technique.


Milky Way reflection shots, without resorting to faking the reflection, take a bit more attention to technique. Will you want to move on to other astrophotography subjects: comets, meteor showers... if so, make sure you sure you choose a workshop leader who pursues a LOT of them!

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Taken on July 8, 2016