Interested in photographing the stars at night but not sure where to start? Photographing the Milky Way and capturing star trails have not only expanded Alison’s fine art portfolio but have also helped her to reconnect to nature. This is a 100% hands on, “in-field” workshop where you will learn how to use PhotoPills to plan the adventure, how to overlay the Milky Way using live augmented reality, how to focus in the dark, and the exposure settings needed to capture night sky images. She will also teach you the basics of light painting in order to produce a more story-telling image with levels of composition.
Minimum Gear Needed:
Sturdy tripod, DSLR or Mirrorless camera, wide angle lens, f2.8 or faster
A full gear list will be provided to registered students in advance.
Strictly limited to the first 20 students that sign up!
Arrival is 8pm in order to review the basics while it’s still light.
Location will be within 30 min – max 1 hour from Kerrville
Milky Way core visibility & star trail captures can begin at 10:02pm. Alison will run two rigs – one for star trail and one for Milky Way. We will light paint between 10pm-12am and then the star trail rig will continue to run until about 3am.
If you cannot make it the whole night, you are welcome to come for just the initial instruction and the Milky Way capture between 10pm-11pm.
Optional Image Processing Session:
Join Alison on Sunday at 1:00PM as she shows you how to process your images to get outstanding results. Bring sure to bring your laptop to process your own images.