Ever wanted to be able to see the Milky Way up close and personal? Clifton Cameras are here to help!

It takes a lot of perseverance to take that perfect snap of space. So, the specialist photography company has developed an infographic to help amateur and professional photographers alike take the best possible pictures of our beloved galaxy.

“We have produced this infographic as an easy to follow guide for photographers”


We caught up with Clifton Cameras to find out more. They tell us: “The Milky Way has been an enigma to us all since stargazing began; many photographers want to capture images of the galaxy containing our solar system.”

Shooting the stars

If you’ve tried to capture the beauty of the night sky, you’ll know its no easy feat. This often comes as a huge frustration; it’s one of the most mystifying sights we can see with the naked eye and in this age of internet sharing, we want to be able to show off the wonders of the distant stars.

Clifton Cameras says, “To gain authority on this often-overlooked aspect of photography, we have produced this infographic as an easy to follow guide for photographers, with additional facts and statistics about the Milky Way to shed light on this fascinating topic within space exploration.

“By helping photographers take pictures of the Milky Way, we intend to encourage photographers to increase their knowledge-base, improve their personal portfolios, while taking great photos of the Milky Way”

Clifton Cameras believes this infographic could be a real asset to photographers: “The piece delves into taking pictures of the milky way, offers hints and tips and highlights the science surrounding the perfect shot.”

Top tips

Clifton Cameras’ best tips for shooting the stars: “Getting a good shot takes patience, time and effort, so if you don’t get the perfect shot straight away, then don’t be discouraged – you’ll get it eventually. A good quality camera and a tripod are essential, as well as a clear night sky to allow plenty of light into the camera lens.

“Finding dark skies are also important, which are essentially free from any artificial light pollution, so if you’re shooting in an urban environment, it’s best to move further into the countryside before you start to take your pictures. Once you’ve done this, take your time to compose the best shot and start taking great photos of the Milky Way!”

Thanks to Clifton Cameras for taking the time to talk to us. You can check out the full infographic here and follow Clifton Cameras on Twitter here: @CliftonCameras.