Awesome tutorial, will try this over the coming months!
Originally posted on Photofocus:
Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some photographs with a friend who hadn’t done nighttime work before, and the tips I shared with her will help you get started making stunning star pictures, too. I don’t mean this to be a comprehensive tutorial on astro photography, but these tips will get you past the frustrations of shooting at night.
Most of the terms I mention are universal, but you may need to consult your camera’s manual for specifics on your model.