Have you ever seen a photograph where it looks like the stars revolve around a landscape or an object ?
You probably think that the photo is completely manipulated and is impossible to photograph this phenomenon.
Today I'm going to show you that is real and anyone can capture the movement of the stars (or the earth), although in some cases you do require the intervention of a software like Photoshop, its only function is to fuse the different images to complete the effect.
The trick is to find the North Star, as the earth revolves around the sun on an imaginary axis, which points north. Therefore if we point our camera at the North Star, we get a visual of the stars rotating around the earth, but really it is the earth that is spinning.
Step 1: Gear
First, you will need the following
- Camera with "BULB" mode.
- Remote or cable release.
- Optional: iOS or Android Application that allows finding the location of the pole star.
- A lot of Patience.