Astrophotography Class

CourseAstrophotography Class
LocationVirtual
Difficulty levelIntermediate
Total duration6 hours
Group size6 students max.

You’ve heard that well-worn phrase, “Photography is all about light,” right?  But what happens when the sun goes down, and your light sources are diminished, or different?  If you’re eager to learn how to take stunning shots after dark, using only artificial lighting, moonlight, or starlight, this course is for you!

Don’t let the term “astrophotography” intimidate you.  We will simply be learning to take successful, striking photographs of the nighttime landscape and night sky. 

 

In this course, we will learn how to shoot at night in both urban and rural environments, how to capture well-exposed and tack-sharp images in low light and nighttime conditions, and how to edit both single and composite images in Lightroom Classic, Photoshop, and a night-sky-specific program called Star Stax.  (No prior knowledge of any of these software programs is required, merely recommended.)  We will also learn how to create simple, short time lapse videos of the night sky and/or night landscape.

Please note, for the virtual version of this course, course material will be supplemented with demonstrations and short instructional videos from the instructor.  Students will be expected to shoot on their own as often as possible.

Prerequisites:  

What programs do I need for the class?

For the class you should have the Adobe Photography Plan as we will be using Lightroom Classic and Photoshop.

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Mondays, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.