- August 15, 2020
6:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Man has gazed in wonder at the milky way throughout recorded history. Venturing into the dark with a modern camera allows that wonder to be captured in image form. Learn milky way photography: how, when and where to photograph the milky way during this hands on workshop.
We will begin the evening in the classroom learning the basics of milky way photography. We will cover camera settings and tips that you should be aware of when shooting the stars. Next, we will all drive out to practical location to get hands on experience with the instructor.
Please be aware that this is a LATE workshop, and you will have to drive/carpool between the classroom and practical location. We will be walking off road/sidewalk after dark. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes such as hiking boots. Long pants are also advisable.
- An intro to beginner astronomy and what to expect in the night sky.
- Description of when certain parts of the sky are visible and where the best objects are for wide field photography.
- Equipment and Exposure settings needed to capture the milky way.
- How to deal with night time difficulties like focusing and framing.
What to Bring
- Camera & Lens – Your camera should be capable of ISO3200
- Fully Charged Battery
- Memory Cards
- Cable Release
- Tripod & Ball Head
- Hiking shoes
- Head Lamp or Reliable Flashlight
Schedule and Format
This is a hands-on, excursion based class. Class will begin in the classroom. We’ll spend 90 minutes going over the night sky orientation and learning the various steps to make Milky Way photos. After the classroom portion, we’ll drive to the practical location (usually about 90 minutes outside the city). Students will then make Milky Way photos with the help of the instructor.
This class is taught by Photography Instructor Andrew Fritz.
He is a self taught experiential learner who is addicted to the possibilities that new (to him) gear open up. He loves to share the things he has worked out. Andrew started with a passion for landscape and night photography and quickly branched out to work in just about every form of photography. He is an ex-software developer with extensive experience in the IT realm.