(Interest List) Webinar NP150: Photo Manipulation for Night Photographers

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  • This is an INTEREST LIST only.  We are no longer using this event to notify people. Please SUBSCRIBE instead and select "Photomanipulation" as your webinar interest.

    This 60 minute webinar will be a "jam session" featuring some key topics in image processing for night photography.  You'll see live operation of Photoshop, LightRoom or other tools. What exactly we do will depend on your interests and votes.  See this discussion to indicate what most interests you or add your comment below.


    This will be MUCH better than an online tutorial since you'll be able to ask questions and influence exactly what we cover both before and during the webinar.


    Some past topics included:

    1. Sharpening, Saturation, and contrast improvement
    2. *Fixing light pollution (brown crud) in the night sky
    3. Selective topics in stacking
      • a. *Noise Reduction
      • b. *Easy HDR
      • c. *Foreground brightening
      • d. Star Trails
    4. Compositing Images
    5. Adjusting white balance for accuracy and appeal
    6. Fixing image rotation/misalignment
    7. Increasing Star Brightness and visibility
    8. Putting Meteors in their Proper Spot in the sky (rotation, alignment and masking)
    9. How to optimally process star trails to reduce gaps.


    Here are some examples of past course content:


    For Easy HDR we'll show you how to take these:

    To get this


    If you need more intensive help/training small attendance workshops will be offered where 4 or fewer students can get their questions answered interactively by one of our instructors.


    During the Q&A format webinar we'll address what YOU want us to.  Make a  comment about what most interests you when you RSVP.



    You should have a decently fast internet connection! Dial-up won't work for audio or the data content.

    We recommend that you use your computer microphone and speakers to talk and listen so you must at least have speakers.  My recommendation is get a headset for this if you do not already have one. Specifically 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 poor.

    Don't have a microphone? That's OK, too... you can interact through text chat.

    You can also join via your iPad.



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    Joining a Webinar?

    There will be yet ONE MORE step you'll have to take (we wish we could eliminate it, but at the moment we can't). After registration closes we will send you an email with instructions on how to get the webinar access code and any additional materials hints and tips to make your Webinar a success.  IF you are not allowing emails, do not check, or have allowed our informative non-spammy emails to go into your SPAM bin, you may not get the information. So please: add "[masked]" and "[masked]" to you contact list.  By the way, HotMail and AOL are notorious for dropping lots of valid email.



    1. Will there be a recording of the webinar in case I want to listen again?
      Possibly, at an additional cost. Some of our past Webinars are available in the StarCircleAcademy.com Store
    2. Will you repeat this webinar? When?
      Most likely. But we make no guarantees. 
    3. Where should I send any questions I have?
      During the webinar we will let you know where to send your questions. If you have a question before the webinar, please post it in the comments below. 
    4. What about notes, can I get notes?
      See the answer to 1.  Sometimes we have notes and make them available for free or at a small additional charge.

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  • John Ashley

    30-yr professional photographer, always more to learn

    March 19, 2013

  • Mark Weaver

    I wish I still lived out in California. This Meetup group seems like a lot of fun.

    October 12, 2012

    • Steven Christenson

      By the magic of the Webinar it's almost like being here with us!

      February 10, 2013

  • Wayne Anders

    Would love to see this one

    January 12, 2013

  • Bruce Lathrop

    Sign me up !


    January 11, 2013

  • Greg Soule

    Interest only at this point.
    Look forward to the event

    November 19, 2012

  • Oleg

    What soft i should have for Webinar ? how it works
    Thank you for answering!

    October 17, 2012

    • Oleg

      yeah, all that stuff i have. A mean, the webinar - it`s like online master class or ? what i need except the photo soft ?

      October 17, 2012

    • andy morris

      Sorry I don't understand the question. This webinar is part of a series we run that shows how to develop photographs using basic photoshop skills

      October 17, 2012

  • marsha kirschbaum

    Looking forward to the next iteration. Last one was great! Thanks.

    June 20, 2012

  • Steven Christenson

    Got a suggested topic? Want to vote for one of these or another please provide a brief comment HERE or say even more here: http://events.starcircleacademy...­

    April 28, 2012

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