This class will build on basic Landscape Astrophotography knowledge and cover advanced night shooting techniques such as star trails composites, very long single exposures, dark frame subtraction, multiple exposure blending/compositing, and light painting. We will discuss planning and shooting strategies, as well as post processing workflow in this two-day, two-night, multiple-session class.
-Digital SLR camera, comfortable operating in ALL manual mode
-Remote cable release
-Fast laptop computer with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop (at least CC2015, installed BEFORE class – provide links to download trials)
Helpful but not necessary
-Fast, wide angle lenses
-Some experience in shooting photos at night is helpful but we will begin with a very concise abridged review of last years material
Workshop Session Details
Advanced Landscape Astrophotography
Wednesday 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Grant Kaye As a photographer, I specialize in landscape and night-sky photography, motion-controlled timelapse, and creative dSLR filmmaking. I also hold private and group workshops, as I love to teach other people how to achieve their creative photographic vision. I joined the Mountain Workshops in Kentucky as their timelapse coach in 2013, and I started teaching photography classes at Sierra College and Martis Camp in Truckee as well as privately in 2014. I’m happiest making visual art where the division between technology and art is blurred – creating images where I can push the limits of what my gear is capable of to match my imagination. While shooting outdoors, I strive to create artwork that evokes the emotional connection everyone has with nature, especially when they don’t realize it.