Advanced Astrophotography Date TBD
Master the art of astrophotogaphy
- 800 US dollars$800
- Frisco, Colorado
Come learn the advanced techniques for capturing and producing breathtaking nightscape images from 2 of the best astrophotgraphers around! There are limited spots so reserve yours soon! This is a 4 day workshop and the itinerary is: Day 1 meet in Frisco for a 4 hour classroom seminar. This will cover advance techniques, such as how to take a panorama, how to stack photos to reduce noise, silhouettes, ect. We will be shooting that night at Summit Lake. Day 2 we will be shooting this night at Boreas Pass right outside of Breckenridge. Day 3 this nights shoot will be located at Ute Pass. We will have another 4 classroom day today in Frisco. This will be a class that teaches editing. If you have a laptop it might not hurt to bring it. Day 4 for our final night on this workshop, we will be shooting at Clinton Gulch Reservoir. This is an advanced nightscape workshop. Previous experience or instruction is required! The focus of this workshop will be on creating panoramas, blending exposures, using image stacking techniques for noise reduction, focus stacking, and silhouettes. Our main goal is for every one of our students to come away with the skills required for creating high quality nightscape images. This workshop will be Photoshop heavy so previous experience is a plus. Justin and Alex will create instructional videos that will cover our favorite Photoshop techniques, these videos will be provided to the students for their personal use only upon completion of the workshop. On the last night of the workshops we will give our students the chance to use our trackers to capture a few images of the stars, just to showcase the next step in astrophotgraphy. Requirements: Must be over 21 (if under 21 must have parent or guardian sign contract). Must have a decent camera, it is not required to have a full frame camera but it is recommended. Must have at least 1 lens that is below f/2.8 stop and the wider the better! I shoot primarily with a 20mm f/1.8 it is perfect for astrophotography. Anything above a 35mm lens will be hard to shoot with and will not let you shoot for very long exposures. I recommend prime lenses as well, they tend to perform better than variable zoom lenses for astrophotography. Must have a tripod! Intervalometer or remote shutter release is recommended for any long exposure photography. I recommend using a wireless remote not a cable one. Also, be prepared for cold weather and possible wind.