Photography Tips: Shooting Photos of the Stars | Popular Photography - Photo: Matt Walker. Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, CA. Walker shot with a Nikon D800 and 14–24mm f/2.8G AF-S Nikkor lens. Foreground: 30 seconds at f/13, ISO 100; sky, 30 seconds at f/3.2, ISO 2500. Blended and adjusted in Adobe Photoshop CS6.