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One of the best things about the PicsArt community is that we get to share our photography experiences with others, regardless of the distance between us. By sharing images, we can be in Barcelona one minute and Patagonia the next. However, if we look up the night sky, there is always one common thing we can find: the Milky Way — under the right conditions, that is. Now that we’re in peak Milky Way season, learn how to prepare for and shoot the glowing band gracing our night skies. Up, Up and Away From Light Pollution There are many perks to living in or near big cities, but viewing the night sky is not one of them. These days, light pollution means we’re lucky if we can even see more than ten stars each night. The best places to view the Milky Way will be far away from major cities…

Whether it’s a three-hour hike or a multi-day backpacking trip, packing for your next outdoor adventure can be challenging. As tempting as it may be to carry your entire photography equipment, taking only what you need will be essential. You won’t need to sacrifice the quality of your photos if you know what you’re bringing and your knees, back and camera will thank you later. Less Is More Outdoors, you’ll likely be using your camera to take landscape photos, so a reliable wide-angle lens should be part of your pack. For your other lens — think of the other subjects that will be interesting to you. Are you planning to capture wildlife that will require a telephoto lens? Or will you be trekking with friends and plan to capture their portraits? If so, pack a prime lens that is ideal for portraits. If you have a pancake lens, even better!…