August Night Light and Star Photography
August 30 @ 6:30 am - 11:00 pm UTC-8$99
Join Mark & Lew to explore an evening of light-painting and Milky Way photography. We’ve picked out a nearby location away from city lights that has picnic tables and restrooms. It will be a moonless evening and the Milky Way will be out in all its glory. By the end of the night you will have learned everything you need to know to begin having fun with your camera at night and create stunning images.
We will start off with detailed instruction on camera settings, tips for working in the dark, useful apps, night photography etiquette, and more. Then as darkness begins we’ll experiment with light painting and long exposures. Once it gets completely dark, we’ll settle-in for Milky Way photography and star trails.
- Lecture with handouts containing tips for shooting the Milky Way and star trails.
- Optimal camera settings for ISO / Aperture / Exposure / Color temperature.
- How to work with your camera in the dark and focus at night.
- Overview of the best night photography apps and how to use them.
- Proper shooting etiquette for working around other photographers and astronomers at night.
- Light painting with strobes and continuous lighting.
- Milky Way and star trails photography
- Additional tips and techniques to create stunning star photographs.
- After you register you will receive detailed information on what camera-related and personal items to bring so that you’re prepared for the evening.
If you have wanted to explore night photography but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is for you. This will be one of the best opportunities of the year for night photography because of the new moon and shorter days. We hope you can join us.
- Note: A $10 non-refundable cancellation charge is included in your ticket price.
- If we need to cancel due to weather, we will meet the following evening, Saturday August 31st.
- How we selected our workshop date: The best Milky Way viewing this year occurs near the end of each month due to Earth’s rotation on it’s axis and revolution around the sun. During these dates, there’s no moon in the sky and the Milky Way’s galactic center is at it’s peak. Summer works well because evenings are typically warm and there are fewer clouds (we hope) in the sky. Fridays and Saturdays work best for our attendees.
About Lew & Mark:
Lew Tarnopol: Many of Lew’s images have won awards or accolades in local, national and international competitions. In 2015, Lew was named a Platinum Medalist by the Professional Photographers of America. “I’ve become totally seduced by the night sky and go out regularly each summer and fall to photograph it. Every time I learn something new and have finally perfected techniques that create interesting images.” You can see more of Lew’s work at www.lewtphotography.com
Mark Fitzgerald: Mark is photographer, author and teacher based in Portland. He is a PPA Master Craftsman Photographer whose images have won numerous awards. “Modern digital cameras reveal the night sky in ways we’ve never been able to photograph. By combining these new sensors with age-old light-painting techniques, it’s possible to create spectacular images that weren’t possible only a few years ago.” Learn more about Mark at www.ddroom.com.