The Salt Lake City SMUG group has asked me to conduct a free, 'NightScape' style PhotoWalk in one of the nearby Salt Lake City canyons early this summer. I've chosen to have us meet up at Silver Lake, in Big Cottonwood Canyon. This evening event will last from 8:00 PM until 1:00 or 2:00 the next morning! Although good starry night sky conditions will not be available until about 11:00 PM, starting this early will allow us to mingle, talk, and shoot the sunset and twilight.
Some of you may wish to plan an overnight stay in one of the nearby camping areas. (Note: The Spruces opens on May 23, but the higher, Redman Campground is closed until June 20.)
During this event, I will give basic instruction on how to photograph the night sky and capture stars and the Milky Way as points of light in an evening landscape -- all in ONE exposure. I will also demonstrate some of my light painting techniques. Most of our time will be spent taking photos of what we have learned together and comparing notes (including sharing captures from the LCD screens of our cameras :)
Each person will provide their own transportation to the parking lot at the Silver Lake Information Center (you may wish to meet at the mouth of the canyon and carpool to the lake). Each will be responsible to bring their own photography equipment, drinking water, snacks, and a warm jacket or sweater.