NightScape Photography Lecture in Las Vegas - Sponsored by Nevada Camera Club

NightScape Photography: How to capture stars and the Milky Way, including the landscape, in one exposure. In this free lecture you'll learn how to make adjustments for man-made light pollution and moonlight, and how to use both to your advantage. Star Filled Night Photography or "NightScapes" are single exposures of the starry night sky that include a recognizable landscape feature. These can be captured by anyone with a DSLR. I will discuss the basic equipment requirements, optimum exposure settings, and the natural conditions needed to capture "NightScapes", as well as how to overcome some of the challenges in this type of night photography. Light painting and how to use natural light to enhance landscape features will also be demonstrated.

Limited Seating: Although this free lecture is available to anyone, seating is limited to about 100 people. NOTE: please do not RSVP here if you are already a Nevada Camera Club member.

Lecture Format: The format for this lecture will be 50 minutes of lecture and digital slide show instruction, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers. (If you've been to one of my free lectures, be aware that about one-half of this program will be a repeat for you.)

Schedule: The meeting starts at 7:00 PM, and the lecture (with Q&A's) runs from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Come early to insure you have a seat!

Location: This lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Sunrise Hospital, 3186 S. Maryland parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

This photo of the Ward Charcoal Ovens near Ely, Nevada was just published in National Geographic's "Photo of the Day" for November 18, 2013. You can download a 1600x1200 wallpaper.

Milky Way over Grand Canyon.

Milky Way over John Moulton homestead, Grand Teton National Park.

NightScape Blog: If you can't make it to this lecture, be sure to follow my night photography blog. I'm constantly featuring the work of some of the world's best nightscape photographers, with great behind-the-scenes info and tips. I also provide equipment and software reviews (example: Shooting Stars - an eBook review).

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  • Meredith B.

    I took 3-4 pages of notes and look forward to checking out Royce's blog...Wish the Q and A lasted longer.

    January 11, 2014

    • Royce B.

      I'll try to leave more time for that in the future. Thanks for the feedback!

      January 13, 2014

  • Milan J.

    It could be more technical. It's nice to learn about Andromeda Galaxy, but for the purpose of learning Nighscape it was unnecessary.

    1 · January 12, 2014

    • Royce B.

      Andromeda Galaxy shows up in about 60% of the photos of the northern Milky Way photos, yet most people don't realize what they are looking at. I felt 4 minutes of an 80 minute lecture could be devoted to it. As for more technical stuff, I presume you mean step-by-step, how-to. I also lose part of my audience when I've done this in the past. For that reason, I spend about 10 hours a week on my more technical blog: -- if you don't find an answer to your questions, just shoot me a message.

      January 13, 2014

  • Sheila B.

    I thought that Royce's pictures were fantastic! Great stuff!! The lecture was a little different than I expected but was still good....

    January 13, 2014

  • Stan K.

    Great presentation!

    January 11, 2014

  • Jim A.

    Excellent lecture!

    January 11, 2014

  • Greg S.

    Very informative

    January 11, 2014

  • Rita

    This evening I attended the Nightscape Photography Lecture as a member of the Nevada Camera Club which was held at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, NV

    To my dismay, at the end of the meeting I went to the back table to retrieve my matted monochrome print of Vacant Boat Slips and it was not there. If anyone inadvertently happened to pick it up, I would appreciate its return. You may reply to me at [masked]

    Rita Maroun

    January 11, 2014

  • michael b.

    super-learned a lot- great photos

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Robby R.

    Very informative Lecture. The Guest was the BOMB. The sound man. Not so good. LOL

    January 10, 2014

  • Robby R.


    January 10, 2014

  • Randy

    I attended a one night Meetup last summer with Royce and brought home some great images. Photograph sunset to sunrise and sleep mid-day when the light is harsh.

    January 9, 2014

  • Charli B.

    To the Nevada Camera Club - you are in for a treat - Royce is an master photographer, wizard with PS and excellent teacher.

    2 · January 9, 2014

  • Meredith B.

    Those coming from Click Photography in St. George--we need your help giving rides to and from Las Vegas. Riders will share gas costs and it's a great opportunity to get to know each other, discuss techniques, share ideas on these long trips. If you can offer a ride from Bloomington Walmart @ 4:30 pm--or other meeting time and place you want to arrange--please let us know by posting ASAP. Thanks!

    January 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just sent her an email.

      January 9, 2014

    • Meredith B.

      Sorry, we'll MISS you, Yvonne! True your nightscape pics are (already) awesome! I love so many of your shots!

      January 9, 2014

  • Allan D.

    The Nevada Camera club meets in the Auditorium at Sunrise Hospital. The auditorium is just down the hallway from the cafeteria in the North wing of he building.

    1 · January 9, 2014

  • Bob B.

    What room is this located in?

    Bob Bennett

    January 8, 2014

    • Royce B.

      That's a good question! I just updated the location (above) to the "auditorium" of the Sunrise Hospital.

      January 8, 2014

    • Meredith B.

      per Gary of NCC..."park on the North end of the Hospital, in an open parking lot you'll quickly see... You will then have to come in the front entrance of the hospital, go down a corridor on the left toward the Hospital's cafeteria. At the front entrance to the cafeteria, turn left down a hallway to the auditorium. Nevada Camera Club signs in yellow are outside the two entry doors to the space. ...we have a short business meeting (for NCC) and announcements first, starting at 7. The programs typically start at 7:30."

      January 8, 2014

  • Robby R.

    You would have to be out of your mind to miss this.

    1 · January 6, 2014

  • Curtis P.

    I like Monument Valley Night shooting

    December 21, 2013

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