Milky Way Chase - On Location Shoot Only
Approx. 3+ Hours
About the Course
2023 Milky Way workshops will begin in the spring.
To be scheduled based on Milky Way Visibility, 3+ hours on location*. Registration will open the week of the workshop. Signup for notifications.
Do you have a DSLR or mirrorless camera? Do you know modern digital cameras can "see" very well in the dark? Do you want to learn how to photograph a landscape full of stars? Discover the beauty of the Milky Way that can be captured with your camera. Night photography is quite different from day time snaps and knowing how to use your camera in the dark opens up another realm of photographic beauty.
This Instructor Lead course will walk through the entire Milky Way capture process, starting from Camera settings, Lens considerations, "Night photography etiquette", White balance considerations, Exposure. Please note that this does not include the post-processing session.
The 3+ hour in-person session will cover these topics in depth. Students will gain a solid grounding in Milky Way & general night photography including best practices essential for success.
Students who complete this class will be able to capture Milky Way & astro-landscape images. WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All levels of photographers will benefit from this course.
Place: On location shoot* - Instructor-Led. Location will vary depending on forecast. Some locations require a fair amount of walking to the shoot location. Some locations are close to the parking area.
Date: To be scheduled based on Milky Way Visibility, 3+ hours on location*. Registration will open the week of the workshop. Signup for notifications.
Group Cost: $100 (No refunds) **
Maximum 6 participants for on-location shoot.
Important: This is a very weather dependent workshop. In case of cloudy weather the workshop will be rescheduled. If reschedule date conflicts with your schedule, you may use the registration fee towards another workshop (Milky Way or other). Please note that several astronomical forecasting tools are used to determine a good night of clarity, but it is not a perfect science. Clarity of the sky can change rapidly. Flexibility is very important when chasing the night skies. If the forecast is good but the actual conditions are not when we arrive at the destination, we will reschedule or move to another location if feasible.
* Location will be selected based on forecast. Generally, Eastern Massachusetts (including Cape Cod), Rhode Island and southern New Hampshire. Actual shooting location may change at the last minute due to cloud forecast. Location will vary depending on forecast. Some locations require a fair amount of walking to the shoot location. Some locations are close to the parking area.
** If you are sick or feeling unwell (please stay home), I will gladly give you a credit towards a future class. If the reschedule date conflicts with your schedule, you may use the registration fee towards another workshop (Milky Way or other).
Gear and Notes
Make sure to dress in layers and wear comfortable walking shoes.
Required: DSLR or mirrorless camera
Wide to super wide lens (f/2.8 or faster recommended)
Lens hood and lens cap.
Fully charged camera batteries.
Formatted memory card.
Dew heater optional but recommended. Contact me for suggestions.
Knowledge of how to access your camera's manual settings, ISO, white balance and shutter speed.
Recommended: A collapsible chair, snacks and water.
Red flashlight (to be used if necessary while shooting).
Flashlight (to help navigate in the dark).
Face masks are not required but I ask that you maintain social distance whenever possible.
Once registered for the workshop, I will send out specific details to you the morning of the on-location shoot and three days before the post-processing session.
For more information, contact Silvana Della Camera at email@example.com