The Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

How to Capture the Cosmos with Any Camera

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Now everyone can learn to take great pictures of the cosmos!   The night sky is filled with immense beauty and mystery, and it’s no wonder so many photographers want to learn how to take great photographs of all it contains: the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, and beyond. But for...
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Mike Shaw


228 pages


8 x 10in


Soft Cover- without flaps





  • Chapter 1: What Is Astrophotography, Exactly?
  • Chapter 2: Understanding the Night Sky for Astrophotographers
  • Chapter 3: Astrophotography Equipment, Setup, and Technique
  • Chapter 4: Landscape Astrophotography Subjects
  • Chapter 5: Deep Sky Astrophotography Subjects
  • Chapter 6: Choosing Where and When to Shoot
  • Chapter 7: Synthesis: Your First Astrophotography Session
  • Chapter 8: Making Your Astrophotography Images Look Amazing
  • Chapter 9: Advanced Astrophotography

2 reviews for The Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

  1. This is the BEST book I’ve ever found on the topic of astrophotography from the beginner’s perspective. Mike Shaw did a magnificent job compiling this book. It’s become my go-to resource and has not disappointed me one bit.

  2. Recently, I’ve been trying my hand at star trails and landscape astrophotography, watching tons and tons of Youtube videos to figure out what to do and, to be honest, becoming more and more confused by it. This book is a godsend in so many ways. I love how the author takes a deep dive into the equipment needed. the difficulty of nighttime focusing, and what are the best accessories needed for different purposes. I especially appreciate the recommended settings he has for the DSLR depending on the subject, and how he devotes so much time to teaching how to use Lightroom and Photoshop. (His explanation about masking in your discussion of 2-image blending was the first time it really made sense to me). So thank you Mike Shaw–it’s a brilliant book!

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