Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'Stars' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Photographing stars isn't always as straightforward as pointing a camera upwards and pressing the shutter button. For astrophotography that really shows the night sky off to its best advantage, you're going to need to have a good understanding of your camera's settings, while also having an awareness of the right location for capturing the perfect skyward scene.
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