California Nightscapes: Master Class in Landscape Astrophotography and Time-Lapses
Co-Taught with Babak Tafreshi (National Geographic / Director of The World At Night (twanight.org))
Three Day / Three Night Workshop, $1195.00
Bonus: Experience the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower!
August 10 – 13, 2018 (Friday evening – Monday)
Meet and Greet in the lobby by the fireplace at The Village Lodge Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes, 6 – 7 pm, Friday, August 10, followed by our first night of shooting
OPTION ($395.00): Pre-Workshop, One-Day Night Photography Bootcamp, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday, August 10. Learn the basics – how to focus at night, best camera settings, basic introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop (if needed) and other critical night photography fundamentals. Meet at 9 am Friday morning, August 10 in the lobby by the fireplace at The Village Lodge Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes.
Registration and Payment
Please complete the following two steps to secure your spot; your registration is not guaranteed until BOTH registration information and a deposit / full payment are received. Once full payment is received, you’ll get a complete Welcome Packet with detailed information on locations, equipment lists, maps and the agenda. Thank you!
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This knowledge-packed Master Class in night photography and time-lapses is offered in collaboration with the renowned nightscape pioneer Babak Tafreshi, Director and Founder of “The World At Night (TWAN) and National Geographic Photographer. Based in in the Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes, California, the workshop is timed to coincide with the new Moon for the darkest skies possible.
As an added bonus, you will experience the 2018 Perseid meteor shower under the best possible conditions!
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 for remarkable, trophy images and time-lapses.
NOTE: Owing to the tight schedule, there is not enough time for basic instruction in Lightroom or Photoshop during the workshop, or how to operate your camera in manual exposure mode and manually focus it. You will get the most out of this workshop if you come prepared with these skills; or enroll in the pre-workshop bootcamp to brush up!
We will first meet at 6 pm on Friday evening, August 10, 2018, in the lobby by the fireplace at The Village Lodge Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes. Workshop conducted August 10 – August 13, 2018 (Friday evening – Monday). Our workshop concludes at 5 pm, Monday, August 13, 2018.
You are free to make hotel reservations anywhere in Mammoth Lakes. It is a wonderfully picturesque, small town at the base of the Sierra Nevada known for easy access to skiing, mountain biking and hiking.
We will be meeting during the day at the Village Lodge where we have arranged for the following special room rates :
Juniper Springs Resort- One bedroom condo at $175 per night plus taxes and resort fees
Juniper Springs Resort- Two bedroom condo at $209 per night plus taxes and resort fees
Village Lodge- One bedroom condo at $195 per night plus taxes and resort fees
Village Lodge- Two bedroom condo at $249 per night plus taxes and resort fees.
Book directly at 800-626-6684
Mention group booking number 24942 and group name “California Nightscapes 2018” to get the special rates.
The rates are on a first come first serve basis. A one night’s deposit will be required when booking. Cutoff date for the special rates is July 10, 2018.
The Village Lodge Mammoth
Address: 1111 Forest Trail, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546