How To Take The Best Picture In Mount Bromo Milky Way Ijen Crater Tour Using Your Smartphone

July 17, 2022

Besides the famous blue fire crater and the beautiful sunrise, you can also enjoy the majestic view of the Milky Way on the Mount Bromo Milky Way Ijen Crater tour. Millions of stars in a dust formation can be viewed clearly atop the mountain at night. While enjoying the view, taking a view snaps if this rare occurrence is the first thing that comes to mind.

Contrary to popular beliefs, you don’t need high-end camera equipment to take a few photos of the Milky Way. So, here are the tips to take the best picture of the Milky Way from Mount Bromo.

Use the manual mode

Using the manual mode, you can adjust your smartphone camera to take the best picture of the Milky Way. The three settings that you should consider are the aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. Aperture controls the amount of light that enters your camera, while ISO refers to your camera’s sensitivity to light. On the other hand, shutter speed refers to the period in which your camera shutter is opened.

The best camera setting to take a picture of the Milky Way is f/3.5 aperture, ISO 3200, and 30 seconds shutter.

Pick the best location

The location also plays a huge role in determining the results of your photos. In Bromo, it is best to pick the clearest night with as little cloud as possible. This clear sky can be achieved if you join the Mount Bromo Milky Way Ijen Crater tour during the dry season, from April to December. Lastly, find a spot with little or no light at all from 21.00 PM to 04.00 AM.

Use tripod

When taking a picture of the Milky Way, you will rely on your smartphone camera’s long exposure. Therefore, a slight movement will ruin your effort to take the best picture. So, unless you want your picture to be blurry, use a tripod to stabilize your camera.

Edit your pictures

If you’re left unsatisfied with your raw Milky Way picture, you can always do some light editing. With some simple editing, you can adjust the contrast and color of your picture to make it pop out. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can always use your smartphone for this task.

You don’t have to use high-end camera gear to take a picture of the Milky Way on the Mount Bromo Milky Way Ijen Crater tour. With a slight adjustment to your smartphone camera, you can take a picture of the Milky Way like a pro. So, be sure to check out the Mount Bromo Ijen Crater tour for 3 days.