My name is Peter Baumgarten, and this is a beginner's guide to astro landscape photography. In this course, we're going to look at how to scout out a location so that you can have not only a great Milky Way in your image, but a nice foreground as well to balance the two. We're gonna look at the kind of gear that you need to get started. We're going to look at those camera settings that can be a real challenge sometimes, and we'll get you through that. We're going to look at how to photograph the moon, 'cause, let's face it, sometimes you can't get out to a dark sky area but the moon rises once a month no matter where you are. We're gonna look at how to photograph the Aurora should you have the opportunity to get a northern reach where you can actually photograph it. We're gonna look at how to shoot timelapse images and put them all together to create a timelapse video. We're gonna look at shooting star trails, and we're gonna wrap it all up by looking at post processing so that you can...
take those initial shots and make them really pop. When the class is all over, I'm hoping that you will have enough information in your arsenal that you can get out here and do some shooting on your own.
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Scout for the best location to capture the night sky
- Understand how to research the moon and what makes for the best opportunities
- Camera setting and techniques
- Gear guides for your night adventure
- How to shoot meteor showers, star trails, the moon and other cosmic events
ABOUT PETER'S CLASS:
Night owl by nature? Get the skills and techniques to capture the night sky and the activity it presents. Peter Baumgarten, an Olympus Visionary, takes you in the field to discuss gear requirements, safety and camera set up so you can confidently go into any landscape and capture the milky way and beyond. With in-the-field examples, Peter will show you how to best prep and research your way to success as well as how to trouble shoot when the lights go out.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Night photographers
- Landscape and Outdoor enthusiasts
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Peter is a professional photographer and educator living on Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario. He regularly leads photography courses and workshops for novice and enthusiast photographers and travels across North America as an Olympus Visionary providing lectures and seminars on landscape, wildlife, and astrophotography. His work has been published in a number of magazines in both Canada and the U.S. and has been recognized for excellence on a number of photography websites. Peter is an avid outdoor enthusiast with a passion for wilderness camping, canoeing and kayaking.