Posted: January 26th, 2017
This is a 1 night nightscape
astrophotography camp with me. Check my list
of awards or my work here in DeepSkyColors.com, or
Flickr account. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
SITE: Big Sur and
Just to name some of the things we'll be
doing, we'll do star trails and
discuss several techniques to produce them. Scene
illumination and light painting (not the same
thing) will also be covered, including some very interesting and novel
approaches. And of course, we will all produce Milky
Way panoramas and maybe
reflections. Each target and
technique will be accompanied by explanations, details,
Now, when I said "we'll be doing..."
that doesn't mean that the main goal of the workshop is for you to
come out with nice pictures. Expect also an
in-depth explanation about the myriad of topics one cannot get away
without: planning sessions and
sky, rules (and when to break
them), the ISO/aperture/length
inspiration, technique and artistry...
Whether you want to just take some nice night (photo) souvenirs, or
your goal is to find your very own style and produce unique imagery,
this in-field camp/workshop will teach you everything you need to know
We will visit some
classic locations in Big Sur, Carmel and whereabouts. Light hiking is
WHAT'S DIFFERENT FROM OTHER
Unlike other fine workshops given by other seasoned nightscape photographers, here you'll be next to a "world renowned" deep-sky photographer - in addition to night landscape photographer. Not many people are aware of this, but knowing some deep-sky imaging fundamentals is going to help you enormously on your nightscape efforts, trust me. I have surprised nightscape photographers before when it comes to this particular aspect, and I'm hoping you too will be learning amazingly useful techniques no other workshop offers today that I'm aware of.
As for everything else, remember that the weather in the Northern California Coast can be unpredictable, so please bring warm clothes, gloves, hat... Also bring hiking boots if possible, or at the very least, sneakers.
Remember that we don't provide lodging,
transportation or food - just insane amounts of coffee - so make sure
you can drive a vehicle at night, and make your proper lodging
arrangements so you can stay fresh, fed and well rested
during the workshop. For lodging, there is plenty of options: Monterey,
Big Sur, Carmel... Campsites at Big Sur do fill fast,
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Frequently described by peers as one of the most recognized and influential deep-sky and night photographers in the world today, I've been all around the globe doing astrophotography in many of its forms, predominantly deep-sky and nightscape photography. I'm told to also have inspired many other astrophotographers with my personal "deep and wide" style and techniques. I have given talks and workshops about astrophotography and image processing in USA and Latin America, Australia, Europe and Asia... For a list of awards and accolades please click here.
Just as my work has often been defined as a unique, easily recognizable personal style, expect the same from my presentations, field trips and workshops.