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In this online, interactive webinar, Steven will walk through the process
of creating a star trail / star circle photo from beginning to end.
The best part is you can attend from your desk, iPad, or wherever you have a computer with an internet connection. See below for "Important Considerations". Also see "How to Join" below.
What You'll Learn
- Camera settings for shooting star trails
- The process of stacking star trail images using free tools - StarStax (free)
- Special tips and hints about where to point the camera and when.
- A few sneaky processing tips
- Links to great resources
You can ask questions and get answers during this event.
In addition, we will provide all participants with a link to Advanced star trail stacking action for Photoshop. And there will be a drawing for a valuable prize!
What Should I Already Know?
This webinar is not a beginner's guide to night photography. You really don't need to know much at all about star or night photography, but it sure helps to have at least attempted some night photography.
How to Join the Webinar
At about 10 PM, December 3rd registrations closes. Shortly thereafter all yes attendees will be emailed with the webinar access code, and additional instructions for downloading the course materials.
If you think webinars sound like a cool idea, we have a bunch more over at StarCircleAcademy, including these:
You should have a decently fast internet connection! Dial-up won't work for audio or the data content.
There is no dial-in number for this event. You will use your microphone and speakers to talk and listen. If you do not currently have a headset I suggest getting a Plantronics headset with a microphone and a USB connection. Such headsets can be found at Best Buy for from $25 and up. USB headsets with microphone can be used with Skype and many other online games, and calling tools. They come in many styles include behind the head and over the head, single ear, open ear and closed. Most laptops include speakers and microphones but the audio quality of these is generally very poor. Some webcams also include built in microphones but generally the quality of those is very poor.
Don't have a microphone? That's OK, too... you can interact through chat.
There is also an application for the iPad that works well. You won't be able to raise your hand with the app but you may find it convenient to use the iPad to watch while you try out examples on your desktop or laptop computer.
Before the event you'll also want to download and install StarStax (free) on your PC, Mac or Linux computer.
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions with Answers
- What will be covered?
Uh, please read above, dude. Start at the TOP of the web page.
- What equipment do I need to attend?
See above starting at "Important Considerations".
- What are you not going to cover?
- What equipment to use or buy (camera, lens, tripod, etc. - though I may offer a spontaneous opinion)
- How to focus (ok we'll mention it, but won't spend time on the subject)
- How to make a good composition
- How to plan a star trail
- How to use an intervalometer
- How to configure your particular camera or brand of camera.
- How to fix noise problems (though we will show you some tricks).
- How to overcome every obstacle you might face
- I can't attend at this time. Will there be a recording I can listen to?
- What if I'm willing to pay a FEE to listen to the recording?
- What if I am willing to pay $10,000 for a recording can I get one then?
Why of course!
- Will you do this webinar again?
Probably. But if you want the full goods including shooting in a great location, please consider joining our Bristlecone Pine Workshop. Or one of our other workshops/events.