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2-Day Night Skies Photography with Instructor

Originally added by YExplore Global Adventures

July 2014Photographer Jesse SummersLearn how to capture landscapes at night with the stars overhead and some basic astronomyShoot sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition

In this workshop, you’ll learn the most difficult and one of the most exciting facets of landscape photography: capturing landscapes at night with the stars overhead. Additionally, we’ll have the opportunity to capture remarkable sunrises and sunsets, learn about the basics of landscape photography composition and post-processing in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom, and learn some basic astronomy to help you prepare for your photography experience. We’ll re-learn photography’s “infernal triangle” of aperture, ISO, and shutter speed as it relates to landscape astrophotography as well as covering the principles behind blended exposure images.

Included:
  • Instruction from a professional photographer
  • 2, 9 hour sessions with a 15 hour break
  • Fitness level: Moderate fitness level to hike approximately one mile at a time, sometimes up a rock slope
Skills learned during this workshop include:
  • Understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, moon cycles, more)
  • Plan for your shoot
  • Understand the differences between shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance, and more
  • Focusing your lens at night
  • Capturing the Milky Way and creating star trails
  • Light painting and long exposures
  • Understanding noise reduction and advanced post processing methods in Lightroom & Photoshop with NIK Suite
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