Tuesday, June 20, 2023
Milky Way

Milky WayAchievements

The biggest thing that separates MASTER Milky Way Photographers from BEGINNER Milky Way Photographers is just getting out there and DOING IT! πŸ˜€ So we wanted to add a way for all of you to KEEP TRACK and be REWARDED on your journey from Beginner to Master Milky Way Photographer!

Milky Way Achievements

  • Capture the Milky Way during any month of the year. Available for 2019 and 2020.
  • Capture a Milky Way EVERY MONTH in a Single Year
  • Winter – December, January, February
  • Spring – March, April, May
  • Summer – June, July, August
  • Fall – September, October, November
  • Light Painted / Low-Level Lighting
  • Timelapse
  • Moving Timelapse
  • Panorama
  • Stacked Milky Way
  • Tracked Milky Way
  • Time Blended
  • Astronomical Observatory Foreground
  • Rocky Foreground
  • Water Foreground
  • Trees Foreground
  • Plant/Flower Foreground – Feature a plant or flower in your foreground. Light paint it or compose the shot around them to qualify. It can’t just be any random plant in the image.
  • Desert Foreground
  • Manmade Foreground
  • Chasm Foreground – Capture the Milky Way OVER a chasm like an overlook at Dead Horse Point, Grand Canyon, Goosenecks, Horseshoe Bend.
  • Canyon Walls Foreground – Captured from inside the trench of a chasm, gorge, or canyon. Something like a Milky Way from the Narrows, base of the Grand Canyon, inside the Wedge Overlook.
  • Mountains – A Milky Way photo that was taken either from a mountain or one with mountains in the foreground.
  • Light-Polluted Skies Foreground
  • Reflection Foreground
  • Selfie/Human Foreground
  • Abandoned Foreground
  • Lighthouse Foreground – A structure with a powerful light that gives a continuous or intermittent signal to navigators.
  • Astronomical Observatory Foreground – Optical and Radio Telescope Observatories count.
  • Meteor and Milky Way – Make sure it’s a meteor, airplanes or satellites don’t count!

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