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Astrophotography Basics Part 1An introductory to preplanning, shooting and editing the Milky Way

 

This course is packed full of information

at 3 hours and 13 minutes in length

 

Ever look up at the night sky and marveled at it's magnificence? Do you love photography? Do you want to learn how to capture the stunning nighttime sky in all it's glory?

I know I do and I get out every chance I can to photograph our night skies, and from me you will learn all the steps needed to make each night shooting session successful

You will learn how to photograph the Milky Way, our home galaxy.

The first part of this course will involve the planning stages of a successful shoot. What software is necessary and camera settings that are an absolute must

The second part I will take you into the field as I am taking the photos, I will also include basic light painting techniques

The third and final part I will show you basic post processing of your photos.

I will not be holding anything back, there will be no trade secrets, everything I know and all my techniques will be taught

I will include many assignments along the way for you to try out without having to leave your home, that is until you are ready to go out into the field where the real fun begins

There is just one catch, you do need to have basic knowledge of photography, such as what an F-stop is, basic understanding of ISO, shutter speeds and compositions, plus a camera capable of shooting in bulb mode and adjustable ISO settings

 

 

 

 

   

Astrophotography Basics Part 2: Merging two photos in Lightroom and PhotoshopContinuation of my first course delving deeper into more advanced editing.

This course's length is 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever look up at the night sky and marveled at it's magnificence? Do you love photography? Do you want to learn how to capture the stunning nighttime sky in all it's glory?

I know I do and I get out every chance I can to photograph our night skies, and from me you will learn all the steps needed to make each night shooting session successful

This course is part 2 of my Astrophotography Basics course and includes an advanced post processing lesson.

In this lesson I will be teaching you how to merge 2 different photos taken from different locations and times to make a single image. Sometimes photographing the Milky Way with the type of landscape that you envisioned doesn't always workout, In this course I will teach you how to photograph a foreground subject matter from a different location/composition and or time, then seamlessly merge it with a photo of the Milky Way

This course will be utilizing my most recent photos taken so you will watch me create these composite images from scratch