Although it is surprising, the photograph that we can see on the cover of this article has been made with a Xiaomi of less than 250 euros. This has been taken with Redmi Note 9 Pro, fine-tuning the various parameters that the most advanced mode of your camera allows.
Specifically, the photograph has been taken by Michael Minkov, a renowned Bulgarian photographer, especially dedicated to night photography. If we access your Instagram account we can see spectacular photographs of the stars and the Milky Way, among which we find the one made with this cheap Xiaomi.
To be able to get pictures like this it is necessary to apply certain techniques or knowledge to the parameters offered by the Xiaomi camera application. Likewise, if the conditions are ideal, also we can get to do it with the automatic modeor that we will detail below.
With patience, a good location and the correct parameters we can reach photographs the stars and the Milky Way from our Xiaomi resulting in the most spectacular shots. Without further ado, let’s go on to detail how to obtain them… yes, don’t forget your tripod, it will be essential for this.
How to photograph the stars and the Milky Way with your Xiaomi
Before trying to photograph the stars and the Milky Way with our Xiaomi a tripod is essential. This will allow us to adjust longer exposure times in order to capture a greater amount of light. Likewise, it is convenient to take the photograph in a space no light pollution.
What’s more, We recommend the use of the application star walk 2, it is available for free at google play and it will allow us to properly orient ourselves towards the area with the greatest number of constellations or where the Milky Way is exactly located.
Once these two previous steps have been completed, we will only have to take the photograph. For this we can follow two paths, do it manually or use automatic mode that Xiaomi integrates into the camera of its smartphones. The latter is done as follows:
- Go to the MIUI Camera and access the section “Plus“
- From the latter we will start the mode “long exposure“
- Once inside we will proceed to activate the automatic mode “Starry sky“
In this way, if we take advantage of the most suitable conditions we will be able to capture a beautiful photograph of the starry sky. Even so, if we want to go one step further, we must use the “Pro” mode of the camera using the following values:
- F: We will place an infinity focus. To do this, the camera application represents it by means of the icon of two mountains.
- ISO: We will adjust an ISO value between 50/100, all depending on the amount of light and the result we want.
- yes: We will set an exposure time of around 16 seconds.
After adjusting these values, we will take several photographs adjusting a small variation of these depending on the results we get. What’s more, it is convenient to use a remote shutter release, either through a wired headset or a Bluetooth trigger.
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Likewise, if our Xiaomi, Redmi or POCO allows it, We will take the photograph in RAW format. In this way, we can later retouch and edit it in a more precise way than with a JPG format.