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).