Have you ever wanted to learn how to photograph the beautiful & vast universe that surrounds us? If so, you came to the right place!
By holding astrophotography workshops, my goal is to include you in the excitement and inspiration I have for this art form by teaching you how to make truly remarkable starscapes of your own while having the best possible experience. You will come home with images that will leave you and your friends breathless! The possibilities are limitless when you combine a wide angle lens, a tripod and a headlamp under the night sky. Utilizing the skills I’ve developed
What Will I Learn?
-How to prepare for your shoot.
-Camera & lens overview.
-Camera exposure settings for optimal imagery.
-How to focus your lens at night.
-A general astronomy course so you can easily understand moon cycles, earth’s orbit, how to find the milkyway, planets, meteor showers, etc.
-How to photograph the milkyway, capture star trails, long exposures, and light painting.
-Special tips and techniques.
-Advanced camera techniques for focus and exposure blending.
-Post-processing overview. Learn my successful workflow from importing to exporting to really make your images stand out.
What do i Need??
-A DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode and user manual.
-A charged camera battery plenty of memory card storage.
-A WIDE angle lens that is at least 24mm with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster is recommended but not required.
-Shutter Release or Intervalometer recommended but once again not required
-Food and snacks
During my workshops, I tend to take a relaxed approach to teaching. When the workshop is relaxed, I find the learning curve is lessened and it makes the experience much more fun! You will learn how to photograph the contrast of our dark sky and the beautiful stars above. I will also teach you how to create beautiful star-trail compositions and other compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless.
My workshops are generally easy to moderate. There will be very light hiking as we easily explore accessible areas in the area. Please wear comfy shoes
Post Processing is not included in my workshops unless noted. If you would like to take a post processing course to truly enhance your photos, we can schedule a 1 or 2 hour course anytime. I charge $100/hour (1 hour minimum.) We will cover how to enhance your photos through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, using your laptop. These are programs I use and they are the best for making your images really stand out! I will teach you my workflow all the way from importing to exporting your images. You will learn some of the best ways to adjust your photos and reduce noise that is associated with nightscape photography. Please contact me for scheduling so we can take your post-processing skills to the next level!
Each workshop differs in price. Most Bedford-based workshops are starting at $50 per night. Price for the workshop is "Per Person", if you'd like to bring a friend or spouse, I kindly ask 50% of the fee to cover logistics, fees, materials, and insurance.
Weather plays a very key role in nighttime photography. I like to shoot on clear nights, but light cloud cover can add a very interesting effect in your images. If the forecast calls for rain we will have to reschedule. Even if there is partial cloud cover, I promise you that you will still take home some great shots and the knowledge on how to greatly capture the night sky on any given night.
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