Here is just a snippet from Peter's Astrophotography Tips:
- Plan Ahead: All great photos require a bit of planning, but shooting at night requires considerably more thinking beforehand.
- Stay Away From the Light: To capture a great star field in the night sky you need to be aware of light pollution that could spoil your shot.
- Include A Point of Interest: Include an interesting subject in the foreground that will set your photo apart.
- Go Wide and Open It Up: A fast, wide-angle lens is definitely the best choice for astrophotography.
- Post Processing Is Required: To create nightscapes that pop, some post-processing is required.
- Star Trails Made Easy: Us Live Composite features to combine several separate photographs in to one.
You’ll be able to view the shower from Aug. 11-14. If you’re able to stay up late (or wake up early), the best views of Perseids are between midnight and dawn on Aug. 13 – when you may see up to 50 meteors an hour (depending on your time zone).