"Photography is a hobby that I love to do. Definitely a good counterbalance to the fast-paced life I live."
NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace
NASCAR driver and amateur photographer Bubba Wallace teamed up with world-renowned National Geographic pro Babak Tafreshi for an immersive in-the-field workshop in night sky photography. Their journey took them to Gooseberry Mesa, Utah, a rugged desert wilderness that can see scorching heat by day and freezing temps at night.
With expert tutelage, steady resolve, and the right gear, they aimed to capture the perfect shot in the dark.
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Night Sky Photography Tips
#1 KNOW YOUR SURROUNDINGS
Identify potential dangers in your proximity before the sun goes down.
#2 DIAL IT IN
Key base settings: 15-second exposure, 2.8 aperture, 6400 ISO.
#3 COME PREPARED
Gear up. Temperatures can change as drastically as, well, day and night.
"Getting that shot is just like racing: You have to be committed."