May 15, 2021
at 10:00am -
with Steven E Labkoff
Taking photos in low light can be very rewarding. The beauty of objects only seen at night can create moving and inspirational images. This course will concentrate on how to image in a myriad of low-light situations, long exposures, light trails, light painting, and more. We will also discuss the tools needed to plan that "perfect nightscape shot" such as a moonrise over the Statue of Liberty. We will cover composition at night, image planning, execution, and post-processing. In the second half of the course, we will dive into a subspecialty of night photography, astrophotography. In this portion of the course, we will focus on photographing heavenly bodies (planets, the moon, comets, and even the international space station), Milky Way (very wide field), nebulas (wide field), and galaxies (narrow field). We will discuss the tools needed for each type of heavenly body, camera types, lens choices, specialty filters, and other needed tools such as equatorial mounts, telescope choices, and method for post-processing these complex and complicated images.
Course Items: For this course, as it will be taught on Zoom, a means of taking notes is all that is needed. The presentation (PPT) and example images will be supplied for all class participants. We will not be imaging during this course.
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