Shooting Nightscapes – Landscapes and Night Sky (6:30 PM PDT)
With Jonathan Adams
This workshop will consist of two Monday evening sessions – May 1 and May 29, 2023. Both sessions will run for three hours. You must have attended the 1st session on May 1st in order to attend this event. Thank you.
Please note that this workshop focuses on night photography, not astrophotography.
This is an in-person workshop. Please recognize that COVID protocols may be put in place, depending on conditions at the time.
Purpose of the Workshop
In this workshop you will learn techniques for photographing and post-processing nightscapes, combining wide angle landscapes with starry skies. These night sky images can include photographing the Milky Way, the moon, planets, the sun, star trails, as well as constellations, conjunctions and meteors showers.
In this workshop we will cover the following topics:
Composition for night photography
Choosing your foreground
Using apps to schedule nighttime shooting
Camera settings and techniques for combining landscapes with night sky features
Post-processing techniques to get the most from your image.
The first session on May 1st, will address techniques for photographing nightscapes. The second session, May 29th, explores post-processing techniques. In between these sessions, participants will be encouraged to take their own nightscape images for processing.
Participants will need to be comfortable with Photoshop, including layers, curves, masks and colour balance. As well, participants will be able to use their camera in the manual mode.
Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop (with Photoshop loaded) for the post-processing portion in session 2.
Our goal will be for you to produce a stunning nightscape image.
Maximum number of participants: 20
Minimum number of participants: 5
Jonathan has been an active member of VCC since 2009, competing in the advanced category. An award winning photographer, Jonathan had a nightscape image ‘Pixie by Starlight’ win Best of Show