Past Meetup

Class: Night Photography 150d: Photo Manipulation Luminous Photos

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Price: $15.00 /per person
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Night Photography 150d: Photo Manipulation
Luminous Photos

Steven Christenson, founder of StarCircleAcademy ( and Astronomy Photographer of the Year (, will be presenting select topics on photo-manipulation. If you can't make this webinar, you can sign up for the Interest List ( to be notified about the next one.

This 60+ minute webinar will be a jam session featuring key topics in image processing for night photography. You'll see live operation of Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and sometimes other tools. You can influence the content in our next webinar by expressing your interest in this discussion (!

An online live webinar is better than an online video since you'll be able to ask questions and influence what we cover during the webinar. This event covers specific topics in Photoshop (PS), Photoshop Elements (PSE), Adobe Premiere Elements (PE) and/or Lightroom(LR)

Luminous Photos covers

Workflow Tips Adobe Camera Raw (ACR = LR, PS, PSE) Tricks Turn down Milky Way noise and turn UP the wonder (PS, plugin) The "Dust" Technique for Creating Star Masks (PS) so you can make those stars pop. Three time saving features of PS CS6 Luminosity masks - targeting highlight and shadow adjustments (PS) IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS

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 and you can use your iPad (or Android) smart phone.

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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 Store (
May I make a recording of the webinar?
Sorry, No. Will you repeat this webinar? When?
We make no guarantees.
Where should I send any questions I have?
During the webinar we will let you know where to send your follow up questions. If you have a question before the webinar, please post it in the comments below.
What about notes, can I get notes?
See the answer to 1. Generally we have notes and make them available for free for a limited time. Thereafter there is a small additional charge.
What Participants Have Said About this ( Course

On a scale of 1-10, this was a 12! ~ C.V. excellent as always! ~ Robert M.
Great information Steven. I have worked in Photoshop for years and did not know how to make luminosity masks. Thanks. ~ Mark W.
Very educational - Thanks Mr S ~ Fabian S.
This class was great. Brought a lot of clarity to some techniques I have been trying to understand. ~ Marsha K.
I really learned a lots new thing tonight. It will really help for my milky way images. Thank you Steven! ~ Francis L.

Please note: payment is required within 24 hours of your RSVP. THANKS!