This workshop should be a fun one for ALL skill levels.
Ideally you should have the following gear to maximize your learning experience and get good astro photographs
- DSLR camera
- Ability to make up to 30 second exposures
- ISO capability up to 6400
- Tripods are a must for stable and sharp astro images.
- Lenses – Usually a wider lens will get you the most stars and allow you to get closer to your subject. An f2.8 to f4 (wide open capability) is best for stars.
- Flash might be helpful to light your foreground, but in now way is it necessary. There are other options like flashlights, car headlights, glow sticks, cell phones
Mike uses Lightroom and Photoshop for editing of photographs. The second part of the workshop will involve class participants submitting images for Mike’s critique.
Mike will also demonstrate his editing technique for images taken in this workshop. Mile will demonstrate and teach by using Lightroom and Photoshop. If participants are not familiar with these softwares, free trials can be downloaded from the Adobe.com website.