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We shoot for the stars...

Our main objective is to photograph the night sky, concentrating on the Milky Way Galaxy on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There will be other meetup outings and workshops. Photographers of all levels are invited to join us. If you are interested in improving your night photography skills this meetup group is for you. Most workshops and meetups you will have three professional photographers to guide and instruct you.

Upcoming events (4)

A New York Night

Needs a location

$99.00

This event is sold out. I have added a second night - Sunday. The following Monday is a holiday. Here is your chance to shoot the city that never sleeps. We will meet in Brooklyn Saturday afternoon. We can shoot the Manhattan Skyline from the Sticks using ND filters and long exposure until Sunset. Once it gets dark continue to shoot the skyline. We will move to Dumbo for more skyline shots to include the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. We will then walk the Brooklyn Bridge for more skyline and get shots of car light trails below us. Bring your DSLR camera, a wide lens, a sturdy tripod, and cable release. ND filters for long exposure before it gets dark are optional. Specific details on the meeting location will be sent to those registered. Transportation to the city and lodging is up to the attendees. I will be driving up and staying over night. If you would like information on lodging options let me know. Cost is $99. Please pay me at https://www.PayPal.me/CarolWard4 then RSVP yes. You aren't registered until you have paid. No refunds unless the event is cancelled by the organizer. If you have paid and can't make it, you can find a replacement and work out the payment with them. In the case of bad weather I will cancel/reschedule in advance.

A New York Night II

Needs a location

$99.00

Here is your chance to shoot the city that never sleeps. We will meet in Brooklyn Sunday afternoon. We can shoot the Manhattan Skyline from the Sticks using ND filters and long exposure until Sunset. Once it gets dark continue to shoot the skyline. We will move to Dumbo for more skyline shots to include the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. We will then walk the Brooklyn Bridge for more skyline and get shots of car light trails below us. Bring your DSLR camera, a wide lens, a sturdy tripod, and cable release. ND filters for long exposure before it gets dark are optional. Specific details on the meeting location will be sent to those registered. Transportation to the city and lodging is up to the attendees. I will be driving up and staying over night. If you would like information on lodging options let me know. Cost is $99. Please pay me at https://www.PayPal.me/CarolWard4 then RSVP yes. You aren't registered until you have paid. No refunds unless the event is cancelled by the organizer. If you have paid and can't make it, you can find a replacement and work out the payment with them. In the case of bad weather I will cancel/reschedule in advance.

Milkyway Season Kick Off / Return Of The Dark Horse

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Now is the time to use the acquired skills learned during our previous Milkyway events. You have to show up to capture images as displayed here with the Dark Horse Nebula and Milkyway across the horizon. This event is FREE to Maryland NightScapers MeetUp members. Bring your cameras setup, focus locked in, and ready to go ! We will be in SHOOT ONLY mode at a TBD location just south of Cambridge, Md. As always this type of event is weather dependent and dictated by the NEW Moon phase. Our target date is February 1st through February 3rd, 2019. The first night with clear skies will be go time ! Yes it's not a mistake on the time ! If you have to ask ........ it's what we do !

OUTER BANKS II / Photography Workshop

Needs a location

$925.00

OK Maryland Nightscapers ! here's a first for our group and we're taking it on the road !! Presenting this opportunity for our Facebook Group and MeetUp Group members to get on board early ! ~ OUTER BANKS II ~ In addition to our workshops on Maryland's Eastern Shore, many people have expressed an interest in a Night Sky / Milky Way Photography Workshop at a new location, and one that covers a number of new concepts and techniques. The focus will be to capture the Milky Way along with additional photography concepts and advanced techniques to improve your work. As part of this Workshop hands-on Post Processing will be covered using Adobe Cloud products that include Lightroom, Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Bridge. In addition DXO NIK will be demonstrated within the workflow along with other Apps for stacking and blending of images. Registration is now open so let us know if you would like additional information on the workshop and how to secure a spot*. This group will be limited to 8 participants with 2 Instructors for a 1:4 ratio. (Instructors are First Aid / CPR certified and Insured). Thank You for your interest from Maryland NightScapers ! When: April 11 thru 15, 2019 Price: $925.00 (this does not include hotel) Deposit: a non-refundable $450.00 deposit with remaining balance due 60 days prior to April 11 , 2019 *the initial deposit will secure your spot for this workshop. Your email address is all that is needed for invoicing via PayPal. Send your email address to Robert W. Fawcett / [masked] to register Lodging: The Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging is recommended. Participants are not required to stay there. There a numerous lodging and camping options with various price ranges.

Past events (10)

By the Light of the Moon

Vienna Town Hall

$99.00

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