14 July 2020

Star Trails Photography, Volume 1


Ah, the trails of stars while the earth rotates beneath them.

What if I told you, this was shot on a smartphone camera?

The equipment

First, you need to ensure that your smartphone's camera app has a "pro" (or "manual") mode.

For example, my OnePlus 5T has it inside the slide out drawer.

Once you are sure of your phone's manual mode prowess, next, you need a tripod. Something like this is servicing me currently and works well. You might also need a phone mount for the tripod.

Now, that we have the equipment in place, let's learn about the settings we need to make on the camera app. Click here to go to the next post.