California Nightscapes: Landscape Astrophotography and Time-Lapses
Co-Taught with Babak Tafreshi, Director of The World At Night (twanight.org)
Three-Day and Three-Night Workshop, $995.00
June 22 – 25, 2017 (Thursday evening – Sunday)
16 students maximum
This immersive night photography experience is offered in collaboration with legendary nightscape pioneer Babak Tafreshi, Director and Founder of “The World At Night (TWAN); twanight.org, dreamview.net,” and National Geographic Photographer. Based in in the Eastern Sierra town of Bishop, California, the workshop is timed to coincide with the new Moon for the darkest skies possible.
You will visit alpine lakes, mountains, forests and wildflowers along with ancient, high desert petroglyphs and other scenery well off the beaten path. You will be shooting from before sunset until late at night to capture the widest possible range of nightscape subjects.
Indoor seminar sessions during the day will cover it all – from the best phases of the moon, little-known night sky objects, how to create stunning star trail images and immense, gigapixel panoramas, state-of-the-art light-painting; when, where and how to shoot the Milky Way, how to create spectacular, “Holy Grail” time-lapse videos featuring the transitions of sunrise and sunset, and more.
You will become expert in applying the latest apps and tools for precision planning your nightscape image sessions. You will also learn specialized techniques for post-processing your images and image sequences with Lightroom, Photoshop, StarStaX and LRTimelapse for remarkable, trophy images and time-lapses.
We will first meet at 6 pm on Thursday evening, June 22, 2017, in the lobby of the Travelodge Bishop. Workshop conducted June 22 – June 25, 2017 (Thursday evening – Sunday). Our workshop concludes at 5 pm, Sunday, June 25, 2017.
You are free to make hotel reservations anywhere in Bishop. It is a picturesque, small town at the base of the Sierra Nevada.
155 East Elm Street,