Shooting for the Stars: Milky Way Multi-Day Expedition - August 2nd - 4th, 2019

Shooting for the Stars: Milky Way Multi-Day Expedition - August 2nd - 4th, 2019

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If you have ever wanted to capture stellar images of the night sky, join us for a weekend under the stars on the beautiful Maine coast. Learn the techniques, skills, and settings required for successful astro-landscape photography. We will breakdown all of the aspects of night sky photography from planning through execution.

Optional: While post-processing is not covered during this workshop, we offer two hours of online one-on-one post-processing instruction at a discounted rate when bundled with the workshop. Make the most of the images you capture in the field!


What Will be covered:

  • How to find compositions in the dark.

  • Techniques to maximize your cameras ability to capture light.

  • How to achieve proper focus with and without auto-focus.

  • Skills and resources for planning your shoot.

  • How to shoot with post-processing in mind.


Gear you will need:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Tripod

  • Remote Shutter Release for Camera

  • One lens 24mm or wider

  • Extra memory cards

  • Extra camera batteries

  • Camera Bag

  • Flashlight/Headlamp with a red light setting

Recommended Extra Gear:

  • 14mm or wider lens with an aperture of 2.8 or faster.

  • Wide to Medium focal length lenses with an aperture of 2.8 or faster.

  • Intervalometer

Other items to bring:

  • Water/Water Bottle

  • Light and Mid-Weight Layers. Layering is a great way to stay warm or cool off depending on conditions.

  • Bug Spray (Maines state bird is the mosquito, just saying)

  • Extra snacks (We will have some, but it never hurts to have more.)

  • Extra Socks and closed toe shoes. (As happens often when shooting around water, your feet will likely get wet feet and nobody likes spending days in wet shoes and socks. If you have hip waiters, these can help in some scenarios. Also, while sandals and flats can be comfortable, they are horrible for getting around on slippery rocks, so we highly recommend waterproof closed-toe shoes or boots.)

* If you have any questions about how to prepare for your expedition or what gear to bring please feel free to contact us.

Activity Level

While most of the locations are readily accessible from parking lots, there will be some moving on steep and often slippery rocks to get to the best angles as well as short hikes, requiring some moderate physical ability to access. 

Rain Date

The rain dates for this workshop are August 9th - 11th. Moving the workshop is entirely at the discretion of our expedition leaders.

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