Lake Tyrrell, in north west Victoria, is an awesome place. It has so much to offer the photographer no matter what the conditions.

Last week was my third visit to Lake Tyrrell and each time it has been a surprise.

On this last visit it was blowing a gale and freezing cold. And by freezing cold…. I mean… freezing cold! At night it was 4 degrees but with the wind chill factor it ‘felt like’ 1 degree. So, it is always important to be prepared.

There is nothing more amazing than taking photographs of the night sky. 

But there is an important factor that comes into play when taking that shot that makes people go “WOW”.

And that factor is composition.

Today I want to take you through the camera settings you need to take those starry nightscapes. Before you head out, get out your camera and make sure you have the settings right. It is much easier to set them in the light than in the dark!

Night photography is one of the most amazing and enjoyable genres of photography. There is nothing better than being out at night under a zillion stars and capturing some awesome scenes on your camera. But there are a few things you need that will make the night rewarding and enjoyable.

Here is a list of things you will need to get you started on your night photography journey.