ON LOCATION | Get set up to shoot star trails
When you’re working in the dark, advanced preparation is crucial
Check the light pollution and the weather before you go, and pick a location that will be clear of clouds and unwanted lights.
Wrap up warm. Your camera also feels the cold, so take a towel or hand warmers to wrap around the lens and avoid misting.
Bring a pocket light, and make sure it’s red or has a red filter. Using a red light will help you keep your night vision (see top left).