The Milky Way is an enigma to many people, and photographers have spent many exposures trying to capture it in stunning detail. But shooting astrophotography presents a number of challenges.

None of these are insurmountable, of course, but it requires some patience and diligence.

In this fantastic infographic from the team at Clifton Cameras, you’ll discover everything from the best times and locations to shoot the Milky Way, to the gear you’ll need to do the job.

One of the keys for most photographers, of course, is finding an area that’s free of light pollution.

There are a number of light pollution apps out there you can use to find the best locations near you for your astrophotography. Dark Sky Finder is one of the most highly rated.
darkskyfinder.com/

So if you are looking for something to photograph in the week ahead, download the infographic below (click to see the full-size version) and discover how to set up your camera to shoot the Milky Way!

Milky Way Infographic

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How to plan, photograph and edit the Milky Way