Learn Astrophotography with local photographer Abe Snider. Begin at the Coconino Center for the Arts with a presentation on best practices for night shooting. We will discuss a range of topics including how to find a dark sky area and preparing for the shot, an overview of camera and lens settings, how to focus a lens in the dark and recommendations for framing a capture. We will discuss moon cycles and the procession of the milky ways position and how it will relate to your shots. There will be a demo on a typical night sky edit as well as a look at exposure blending and why it is important for night photography.
What you will need to bring:
- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera that can capture in RAW format (no point and shoots)
- Fully charged camera battery (I’d recommend a backup)
- Wide angle lens of at least 24mm and an aperture of f2.8 or faster.
- Memory card
- Headlamp that can be set to RED
If you do not have a tripod or headlamp, one can be rented for an additional fee
Post processing of your images is not included in this workshop although Abe will have a laptop on hand to demo certain types of editing if time allows.
- 530pm presentation on astrophotography basics and best practices (1 hour)
- 630pm break for dinner/coffee on your own
- 8:30pm arrive at location and setup
- 9pm begin shooting with Abe as a guide helping you get an interesting shot.
- 10pm end shooting
** As a bonus this workshop includes Astrophotography for Beginners: The Night Sky – Part 1 Capturing and Processing a 20+ page eBook written by Abe Snider. This eBook will be emailed after the class ends. **
Pricing: $70 – Arts Council members / $75 – General
Please register in advance to secure your spot.