Milky Way Photography
This class requires face masks and social distancing. We will limit this class to 8 participants.
Man has gazed in wonder at the milky way throughout recorded history. Venturing into the dark with a modern camera allows that wonder to be captured in image form. Learn how, when and where to photograph the milky way during this hands on workshop.
Please be aware that this is a LATE workshop and you will have to drive to a private ranch. We will be walking off road/sidewalk after dark. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes such as hiking boots. Long pants are also advisable.
- An intro to beginner astronomy and what to expect in the night sky
- Description of when certain parts of the sky are visible and where the best objects are for wide field photography
- Equipment and Exposure settings needed to capture the milky way
- How to deal with night time difficulties like focusing and framing
- Camera – Capable of ISO3200
- Lenses – Wide or Ultrawide lens with a f2.8 or faster maximum aperture (and remember, Precision has rentals if you don't own one and Nikon will be on site loaning out equipment) Learn more about what lens to use here.
- Fully Charged Battery
- Memory Cards
- Cable Release
- Tripod & Ballhead
- Other Required Items
- Sturdy Shoes
- Long Pants
- Snacks and Water
- Head lamp or other flashlight
This class is designed for all skill levels. The concepts covered are "advanced" but will be presented in a way that any photographer can follow along and will be able to make Milky Way photos after the class. More advanced students will learn advanced tricks and tips for making and post processing milky way photos.
Schedule and Format
This is a hands-on, excursion based class. The "classroom" portion of this class will no longer take place indoors due to COVID-19 restrictions. This entire class will take place at Reveille Peak Ranch from start to finish. Group discussion and instruction will still cover the material that is typically presented indoors.
About the Instructor
To Josh, life is one big adventure. He founded AzulOx Visuals in 2009 and has been exploring the world and new photographic techniques ever since. Josh loves to use his photographs to tell stories, and he excels in designing creative story-boarded shoots. Josh is passionate about photography and the creative development of his students. He uses a variety of teaching techniques to help his students realize their photographic vision.
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This is a special event. Please review our class cancellation policy below.
Tier 2: Special Events and One-Time Classes
You have up until seven days before a scheduled Mock Wedding, Flash Fest, Portraits in Depth Series, Photo Campouts (including Spring and Fall Photo Camping Extravaganza), special events and one-time classes to cancel and receive a full refund or to reschedule. If you do not show up for a tier 2 class your registration will be forfeited and you will not be permitted a refund or to reschedule. Cancellations made within 7 days of the class will receive a 50% refund.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
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