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How to take Milky Way photos: experience from our trip to Turkey

Around 7 years ago I bought myself my first DSLR camera. If I remember correctly it was Canon 400D. Then after some 4 years later I switched to a Nikon d5100. The difference was astonishing; especially the light sensitivity difference between cameras was huge. However some months back I bought my first full-frame DSLR camera – Nikon d610. Currently I try to get used to this camera – everything is new to me. I also switched to a manual lens (Nikon 28 mm f/2.8), so each photo I take now is a challenge for me. I'm not an everyday photographer – most of the pictures I take on my domestic or international travels.
In the context of my previous post – a trip review to Turkey I wanted to add a separate paragraph on taking photos on my last trip. Usually on our travels we are quite tight regarding the weight of our baggage. It is why I have to choose a universal lens and nothing more. For the trip to Turkey I had my new Nikon D610 and the mentioned Nikon 28mm f/2.8 lens + a 50 mm f/1.8 le…

Istanbul in September: where to go and what to do (part 1)

As you already probably know, two months back we returned from our trip to Turkey. Turkey, especially Istanbul has always been on my mind as a potential travel destination, but every time when the decision was made on where to go, Turkey stayed as the 2nd or 3rd option. So this time there were no doubts – we had to go to Turkey. Furthermore this time we were limited on time and money. We couldn't afford a vacation more than two weeks and also the costs of the trip should have been kept low (we had already a trip to Italy/Switzerland in June/July this year). And in this respect Turkey is a perfect place to go – it's relatively easy to reach and the price level is lower than on average in Europe.  


Why Turkey? I have always been tempted by Istanbul – a city where historically eastern and western civilisations have met. The fact about Europe on the one side of Bosphorus and Asia on the other side was always interesting to me. The things I knew on Turkey before the trip were mos…