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Pemaquid Point Lighthouse, Maine, USA

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Renowned Photographer Pamela Goodyer doing her self-portrait all alone at Pemaquid Point.

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We edit all of our images with topaz filters.

Milky Way Photography Hot Spot Locations

Milky Way Photography Hot Spots – The starting point of milky way photography is finding the right location in the dark sky areas and going during the months the milky way is visible. Before getting started please read our Dark Sky Information page and be sure to review the when to go and also look at the dark sky map. –  Dark Sky Photography Resources.

The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy with a diameter between 100,000 light-years and 180,000 light-years. The Milky Way is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars. There are probably at least 100 billion planets in the Milky Way. The Solar System is located within the disk, about 26,000 light-years from the Galactic Center, on the inner edge of one of the spiral-shaped concentrations of gas and dust called the Orion Arm. The stars in the inner ≈10,000 light-years form a bulge and one or more bars that radiate from the bulge. The very center is marked by an intense radio source, named Sagittarius A*, which is likely to be a supermassive black hole.

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Milkyway Photography Hot Spot

Catskills N.Y. Castle and Milky Way

Pam Goodyer Rocky Mountain National Park

Milkyway Photography Hot Spot

Rocky Mountain National Park 

Photomagx-op-mIlky way photography Maine, lighthouse Pam Goodyer

Milkyway Photography Hot Spot

Maine Coast Milky Way locations 

Cherry Springs State Park Milky Way

Milkyway Photography Hot Spot

Cherry Springs State Park

Learn how to shoot it once you find it. 🙂  Go to our how to section by clicking the link.

How to Shoot Milky Way and Night Sky/Dark Sky Photography

Light Painting

The next step is to learn to light up the subjects under the milky way by painting them with light. This is where being an artist comes into play. The basics idea is to light up just what it is that you want to appear in the image with a good flashlight. Experimentation sometimes will lead to pretty interesting images. Remember if something is moving in your image and the light hits it, it will blur. If it is a stationary object like the pink car above it cannot blur. If a person was in the image and they moved the car would be clear and the person would blur if they move.  You can go to our painting with light section for more details here.  That page will be up soon. We are building away!


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