LOCATION: Jasper, Alberta, Canada
WEBSITE: Jack Fusco Photography
“Between the incredible dark sky and the beautiful mountains, Jasper is hands down one of my favourite place to take pictures of the stars.”
HERE’S A QUICK LIST TO HELP GET YOUR STARTED…
GET YOUR GEAR TOGETHER
- Camera Body
- Wide angle lens
- Sturdy tripod
- Extra memory cards
- Extra batteries
- Headlamp or flash with red LED
FIND YOUR LOCATION
Find your location during the day. The lack of light pollution in Jasper means you’ll be in store for some amazing starry scenes. It also means getting around after sunset may be a bit more difficult. Stay safe and scout out locations before it gets dark.
PLAN AROUND THE MOON PHASE
Shooting when the moon is near a quarter phase will help light up the foreground without being too bright to fill your image with stars.
There are several great apps for your phone to help you learn as you stargaze. By holding your phone up to the sky, you can find out what you’re looking at or where to look to see events like meteor showers.