1. rasta_firasta
    The Lab - OnePlus 9 Pro Reviewer Mar 24, 2021

    rasta_firasta , via OnePlus Community App , Mar 24, 2021 :
    Hello Everyone,

    Hope everyone's safe and fine😊🙌

    Today i am going post thread about some easy tips and tricks to shoot best Astro/ Starry night (Long exposure) photos right from your phone 🙈

    There was one time i use to watch starry nights from our terrace. Watching Astro/NASA programs on Discovery ..natgeo channels was fun. 😊🤩

    Now we're in 21st century.. thanks to an amazing technology..🙌 We capture this Starry night, Milky way right from our phone. How cool😎 isn't it?

    So without any further lets get started 😄

    1. To capture this amazing starry picture you must have a good smartphone with Pro/Expert mode. (Definitely Oneplus is the best 🙌)

    2. You should have tripod for better stabilization, as long exposure takes some time ( i shoot at 32sec shutter speed) so phone should be mounted on Tripod.

    3. Turn off your data/ or silent your phone bcz small vibration can cause shake and you will get bad results.

    4. Look for a clean sky ( don't plan in hazy/cloudy/rainy season) . Sky should be full of stars 🤩

    5. I will recommend Star tracker app to spot milkyway location & intervalometer for star trails.

    6. Keep one good quality torch to create something awesome in Starr night ( check my pictures)

    7. Last one is settings.

    ISO 2000 - 3200 ( Depends )
    Shutter Speed - 32 Sec
    White balance - 4700K ( adjust )
    Focus - Infinity

    Ok lets go...Try it and lemme know about results.

    Check below some of mine best shot on phone Astro Photography.

    1. X- Factor : Shot on Oneplus 8
    ISO 3144, Shutte Speed 30 Sec

    2. Lonely Night - Starry Minimal With Torch
    3. Night full of stars
    4. LOST
    5. Finding Myself
    6. GALAXY
    Hope you liked these all shot on phone stunning starry night photos.

    Comment down your views 😃 Any queries feel free to ask.

    Signing Off
    Chetan Patil ( rasta_firasta)


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  3. Punk_69
    Lollipop Mar 30, 2021

    Punk_69 , Mar 30, 2021 :
    Wasn't there already threads about this?

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  4. Punk_69
    Lollipop Mar 30, 2021

    Punk_69 , Mar 30, 2021 :
    Hmm I'm afraid no

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  5. hojsimpson952
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 30, 2021

    hojsimpson952 , Mar 30, 2021 :

    Your ISO and Exposure values won't work in central Europe. Too much light polution.
    And Shooting in raw and editing afterwards is also mandatory to get great results.

    Anyways thanks for the effort and good looking pictures.

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  6. script
    Moderator Moderator Apr 5, 2021

    script , Apr 5, 2021 :
    Exactly. Here is the existing main thread:

    Milky Way/ star pics

    This thread will stay open for a while, then I'll merge it into the main thread. In 4 weeks maybe.


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  8. ramanipalanisamy
    Cupcake Apr 23, 2021

  9. WassiWaz
    Eclair May 9, 2021

    WassiWaz , May 9, 2021 :
    That ‘Lonely Night’ photo looks awesome! You’ve done a really good job with these.

    One other tip to add for everyone, especially those who like to experiment…

    If you want to capture a sharp, crisp image of a person in a long exposure of the night sky, try having someone else take a photo on another phone or camera using the flash. This will capture your freeze frame in amongst the long exposure. You can simply run into position, take the flash photo and then get out of the shot and wait until your long exposure has finished.

    You can also experiment and have fun with this by using a torch or a phone light to shine at various parts of the ground or scenery while you are taking your long exposure. Try to think of it as painting with light. 😊

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  10. rudro_sett
    Gingerbread Jun 25, 2021

    rudro_sett , Jun 25, 2021 :
    I mostly agree but have some differing thoughts. ISO of 2000-3200 causes a grainy image, which isn't great. Also, at 32sec shutter speed, there can be star trails, which may also not be desirable.

    I usually do this with a 1600 ISO and 15 second shutter speed and I think the results are still pretty good, though obviously the picture will be darker.

  11. dr.bones , via OnePlus 9 Pro co-developed with Hasselblad , Aug 22, 2021 :
    I use ISO 2000 and 25 sec shutter speed.


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