In the beginning . . .
Each workshop begins with a day time tour of the locations we will be photographing and time lapsing, so that each attendee can become familiar with the location, and get an idea of compositions and subjects to work with.
From there, we'll head into the classroom to discuss gear and the night sky. We begin with a list of recommended gear and what to look for when choosing a lens.
Continuing further, we cover critical focus (achieving focus at night), working with shutter release cables, and intervalometers. Then wrap with an identification of objects in the night sky, how to locate the milky way using mobile device based apps, then into a little information about the Aurora Borealis. Finally, out for a night under the stars!
Learning in field . . .
Still images - setting up of gear, camera settings, achieving proper focus, composition, using a shutter release cable, making an exposure, processing images using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Time lapse - setting up of gear, proper leveling if using more than one axis (sliders, pan/tilt heads, determine compostion, working with intervalometers, achieving proper focus, camera settings, making exposures, processing images using Lightroom & LRTimelapse 4
Blended exposures - setting up of gear, camera settings, achieving proper focus, composition, using a shutter release cable, making multiple exposures, processing images using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Panoramas - setting up of gear, camera settings, achieving proper focus, composition, using a shutter release cable, making mulitple exposures, processing images using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Exposure stacking - setting up of gear, camera settings, achieving proper focus, composition, using a shutter release cable, making multiple exposures, processing images using Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop
Classroom time . . .
We spend a lot of time in the classroom, four to five hours per day as a matter of fact. Working with RAW camera files have a lot to offer us and we will show you our personal workflows to bring the most of out those files using a combination for Lightroom and Photoshop for single images, blended images, panoramas, and stacking exposures. When it comes to time lapse, we dive into the workflow of using a combination of Lightroom and LRTimelapse4.
First off we wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Secondly, we have a schedule change we would like to tell you about.
We have had a bit of a scheduling conflict brought to our attention regarding the Cape Cod National Seashore and Nauset Lighthouse workshop. Originally scheduled for May 25 to 29 has now been changed to May 18 to 22. We deeply apologize for any inconveniences this may has caused with your scheduling.
Last but not least at all! We would like to go a little more in depth with the join for two days and one night option.
We totally understand that life can be extremely busy and finding time for a week long photography adventure might be a tough one to fit in, especially when it comes to work and family. We've decided to offer a special option for those with a lot on their plate. That's right, sign up to join us for two days and one night under the stars!
Here is how it works: When you visit www.CaptureTheStarsWorkshops.com and select a workshop you'd like to attend, you'll see the breakdown of each day.
Once you've read through the criteria for the workshop you plan to attend, then scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the 'Join for two days and one night' option.
Click view details and please read the disclaimer when signing up. Once you've read through the disclaimer then scroll to the bottom of the page to select the day you would like to join in on.
As an example, the Cape Cod workshop is shown.
So, if you would like to join on May 18-19, you'll be learning about single images and how to process them. If you would like to join in on May 20-21, you'll be learning about blended exposures / panoramas and how to process them. It's that simple!
If there are any questions regarding the workshops, please feel free to reach out to me or Jon at anytime.
2016 was an amazing year for our Capture The Stars astrophotography workshops. We held two successful workshops in Maine's Acadia National Park where we had over 15 attendees join us to learn our methods to capture the night skies in New England. Our participants ranged from brand new to the genre to a few years of experience and they all walked away with more knowledge and huge smiles.
Location, location, location! While Acadia National Park will remain on the 2017 schedule, we are happy to announce that we will be bringing Capture The Stars to Cape Cod National Seashore with a visit to Nauset Lighthouse in May and Popham Beach State Park with a visit to Pemaquid Lighthouse in July.
With 2017 right around the corner, we are bringing you even more! Instead of four days and three nights, we've added an additional day an night to give more time to absorb the incredible amounts of information we have to offer you. We will be working with the same itinerary of still images, blended images, focus stacking, panoramas, and time lapse. With the extra time added, we will be spending even more time on each subject.
We totally understand that life can be extremely busy and finding time for a week long photography adventure might be a tough one to fit in, especially when it comes to work and family. We've decided to offer a special option for those with a lot on their plate. That's right, sign up to join us for two days and one night under the stars! Whether you want to learn time lapse in Acadia National Park or blended exposures in Cape Cod, you have the option.
Last but not least, our new commercial! We brought along filmmaker, Jared Blash to capture the events as the unfolded during the 2016 workshop in Acadia. Jared spent countless hours walking around with his gimbal to film our attendees in the field and in the classroom to bring you just a taste of what you'll experience when signing up for a workshop with us.