Posted: January 26th, 2017
This is a 3 days/2 nights nightscape
astrophotography camp + processing workshop with Rogelio Bernal,
that's me. If you've never heard of me, check my list
of awards or my work here in DeepSkyColors.com, or
Flickr account. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!
We use PayPal to collect workshop fees. If you do not have PayPal but wish to attend, please contact us.
Just to name some of the things we'll be
doing, we'll certainly 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 Yosemite locations and vantage points. There will definitely be
a fair amount of driving at night during at least one of the nights.
Light to moderate hiking is also expected.
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 Yosemite can change unexpectedly. Be prepared for possibly hot temperatures during the day, and cold temperatures at night, so please bring warm clothes, gloves, hat... Also bring hiking boots if possible, or at the very least, sneakers.
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. I will not just share with you the know-how to make standard, average nightscapes. Learning the tools and basic methods is only the beginning.