Open to photographers with a ranking outside the top 1000. There are two other 'The sky at night' contests currently open to other ranks. Take a look at the leaderboard for more information on Photocrowd rankings.
Thanks to image sharing platforms, night-sky photography has become very popular in recent years. But the highly-polished images of Star Fields and Milky Ways that you come across in your feeds aren’t as difficult to take as you might think. Advances in technology mean just about anyone can capture amazing astro shots! All you need is a clear sky and a camera with good manual control.
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