Star Trails and Astro Photography
One of the super powers a camera instills is the ability to bend time — to capture microseconds, or to show hours in a single frame. Combine this power with near total darkness and a photographer can show the very motion of the heavens. With the advent of digital photography, star trail photography has become accessible to just about anyone with a modern DSLR or mirrorless camera.
Join us for a workshop that will instruct you on the ins and outs of making star trails using simple equipment — a camera with manual mode, a lens, a tripod and a simple shutter release. During the course, students will learn how to frame and focus a star trail image (finding foregrounds, focusing), how to determine the appropriate settings in various situations, how to manage making a single image over hours and how to post process star trails to a finished image.
This is a hands-on workshop involving walking/hiking at night. The class will drive to a dark location about 90 minutes from the classroom after the classroom session to make star trails.
If unsure about your equipment, please ask the instructor (email below) and remember your local camera store rents equipment.
This is geared towards all skill levels. The concepts covered are "advanced" but will be presented in a way that any photographer can follow along and will be able to make star trails after the class. More advanced students will learn advanced tricks and tips for making and post processing star trails.
This is a hands-on, excursion-based class. The first 90 minutes of class are spent in the classroom going over the night sky orientation and learning the various steps to make a star trail. After the classroom portion, the class will drive to our hands on location at a private location. Students will then make star trails on their own with the help of the instructor.
* Students are responsible for their own transportation.
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