• Freebinar: Introduction to Night Photography via StarCircleAcademy.com
    Sign Up HERE: https://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 ========================================================= You have THREE options -> Sign up for FREE (above, available now) -> PAID (link above). Payment option includes immediate sending of 87 pages of notes and a link to a prior recording. -> Sign up HERE on meetup. No notes, must return to get link to webinar. ========================================================= It’s really informal, drop in, hang out, leave when you wish. You won’t have to say a word or hardly lift a finger. We’ll give you a 10,000 foot view of Night Photography ideas and principles and attack a handful of your questions. What You'll Learn * Typical settings for night photos * The many different types of Night Photography * What equipment you may need, and what you don't need * Inspiration and ideas * How webinars can work as a learning vehicle for you. * What services StarCircleAcademy Offers * How to overcome some common problems * Links to great resources It is interactive. Pre-ask questions, get answers! NOTE: This is a LIVE event, while we will record it only those who purchase the notes will have access to a recorded webinar. Duration: 60 minutes

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  • Freebinar: Introduction to Night Photography via StarCircleAcademy.com
    SIGNUP is CLOSED. Sign Up HERE: https://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 ========================================================= You have THREE options -> Sign up for FREE (above, available now) -> PAID (link above). Payment option includes immediate sending of 87 pages of notes and a link to a prior recording. -> Sign up HERE on meetup. No notes, must return to get link to webinar. ========================================================= It’s really informal, drop in, hang out, leave when you wish. You won’t have to say a word or hardly lift a finger. We’ll give you a 10,000 foot view of Night Photography ideas and principles and attack a handful of your questions. What You'll Learn * Typical settings for night photos * The many different types of Night Photography * What equipment you may need, and what you don't need * Inspiration and ideas * How webinars can work as a learning vehicle for you. * What services StarCircleAcademy Offers * How to overcome some common problems * Links to great resources It is interactive. Pre-ask questions, get answers! NOTE: This is a LIVE event, while we will record it only those who purchase the notes will have access to a recorded webinar. Duration: 60 minutes

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  • NP101: Introduction to Night Photography via StarCircleAcademy.com
    Time is short... There may be space available via: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/5915229709002/WN_o3twTsx8R2CFyfGVvLdE4Q Or watch on Facebook LIVE at https://facebook.com/StarCircleAcademy.com ==================================== You have THREE options -> Sign up for FREE (available now) -> PAID right now. Payment option includes immediate sending of 87 pages of notes and a link to a prior recording. ******************************************************************* NOTE: All sign ups must be through --> http://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 ******************************************************************* -> Attend via Facebook Live Stream It’s really informal, drop in, hang out, leave when you wish. You won’t have to say a word or hardly lift a finger. We’ll give you a 10,000 foot view of Night Photography ideas and principles and attack a handful of your questions. Hang around and we’ll definitely give you some pointers. This is your 10,000 foot level introduction to Night Photography. What You'll Learn * Typical settings for night photos * The many different types of Night Photography * What equipment you may need, and what you don't need * Inspiration and ideas * How webinars can work as a learning vehicle for you. * What services StarCircleAcademy Offers * How to overcome some common problems * Links to great resources It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! NOTE: This is a LIVE event, while we will record it only those who purchase the notes will have access to the recorded webinar. Duration: 60 minutes

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  • Christmas in the Park & Sonic Runway
    The Christmas Holiday is around the corner. We wish you and your family a Merry Chrirtmas! We will head to Christmas in the Park and shoot some pictures, at certain time, then we will relocate to San Jose city hall to photograph the new art installment, the "Sonic Runway" Parking: There are nearby city operated parking structure. (Details will be emailed to those RSVPed YES) What to Bring: •Cash or major credit card for parking •Warm/Layered Clothing •Your Camera gear - including your tripod NOTE: Bring rain gear as it may rain during winter season.

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    San Jose · San Jose, CA

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  • San Francisco skyline after dark it has changed in the last year
    this is a no host event it will run from Dec15 to Jan15. THINGS TO BRING camera tripod cable release/intervaelometer hat/gloves starting point for exposure is 2 sec at f5.6 iso 200 I would suggest that you bring someone with you for safety reasons if nothing else.

    Treasure Island

    Clipper Cove Way & Treasure Island Rd. · San Francisco, CA

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  • Art Lighting at San Jose City Hall
    EVENT HOST(S): John Cincotta Please contact him if you have questions or ask below. You might first want to read the "Must Read This (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/)" page as it may answer most of your questions. ABOUT THIS EVENT on Nov 30th we will meet in front of city hall to shoot the art lights that will be up for a few months. this meetup may be cancled or moved because of weather SCHEDULE 9pm to 11pm (the time the lights are supposed to be on. WHAT TO BRING warm sweater Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery Intervalometer Recommended Lens(es) wide to short tele DIRECTIONS If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

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    200 E Santa Clara St. San Jose ; San Jose City Hall

    200 E Santa Clara St. SAN Jose; SJ City Hall · San Jose, CA

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  • Total Solar Eclipse 2017
    Hermit Eclipse August 21st 2017 (http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/07/its-never-too-early-to-start-planning-for-an-eclipse.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FZSjz+%28The+Online+Photographer%29) Total solar Eclipse over the entire US. Event details to follow. For more information Check these websites. Help scientists map the Cornana of the eclipse (http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/2017-eclipse-movie/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wired%2Findex+%28Wired%3A+Index+3+%28Top+Stories+2%29%29) More info on the historic cloud cover for this event. http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/weather/2017_clouds.htm http://www.hermit.org... (http://www.hermit.org/eclipse/2017-08-21/) http://theonlinephoto... (http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2010/07/its-never-too-early-to-start-planning-for-an-eclipse.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2FZSjz+%28The+Online+Photographer%29)

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  • Fremont Peak new moon
    This is a Friday event it will go on as long as it is not raining and not conpletely overcast in San Juan Bautista at noon on the day of the event Your host for this event is John Cincotta (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=13237391&name=john%20cincotta). Please contact him if you have questions or ask below. You might first want to read the "Must Read This (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/)" page as it may answer most of your questions. Weather Forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.758828349727025&lon=-121.50398254394531) <-- Click Fremont Peak seeing conditions http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/Fremont_CAkey.html ABOUT THIS EVENT there will be 20 slots available and each person will be able to bring 1 guest but must be in the same vehicle SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (please read this first (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/) if you have questions) You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend. A no show (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/Why_Am_I_Marked_as_a_No_Show/) to this event will be recorded. You must withdraw from the event less than 2 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show. Guests (1) are permitted. Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show. there will be a sign in list on the back of my car and the attendee must sign in or be marked as a no-show (not the 1 guest) Camping / Overnight Use Access fee (as of last year) is $6 ($5 for seniors) for day use (up to one hour after sunset) and an additional* $25 for camping or overnight use. If booked through ReserveAmerica (https://www.reserveamerica.com), there is also an $8 reservation fee. Not all campsites are reservable about 4 are first-come first served. The number of cars permitted depends on the campsite selected. Assume that one car per site is the norm. Anyone else must park in the separate parking area. There are about 35 available spaces in the two parking areas, not including at least one area per campsite. Click HERE (http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/map_of_Fremont_Peak_Sp/r/campgroundMap.do?page=map&search=site&contractCode=CA&parkId=120209&topTabIndex=CampingSpot) for a campsite map. There are both tent and RV/Trailer campsites. *NOTE: ReserveAmerica implies that the campground fee includes admission for one vehicle into the park. (click map for larger image) NOTE: The map is labeled incorrectly. Valley View is at the left (west) and offers mostly RV spots and Oak Point is toward the top and has only tent sites. SCHEDULE 2:00-8:00 PM arrive and setup 8:28 PM Sunset 10:20 PM astro twilight ends, milky way is in the SE 3:00 PM Andromeda is 35 degrees above the eastern horizion 3:56 AM astro twilight starts 5:48 AM sunrise WHAT TO BRING headlamp and flashlight (have a red filter as there will likely be astronomers active throughout the park). warm sweater, coat dress in layers knit hat light gloves. a liter of Gatorade or the equivalent Snacks, dinner, breakfast Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery or three Recommended Lens(es) wide for Milky Way and star trails other focal lengths for other things Read THIS (http://starcircleacademy.com/2013/10/night-lenses) or THIS (http://www.lonelyspeck.com/lenses-for-milky-way-photography/) for more on lenses. Intervalometer Remote/cable release DIRECTIONS and PARKING will be supplied to yes rsvp's QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: 1. Can I bring my pet/dog? To the park, yes - permitted in certain areas on a leash. With the group, no unless you are sure you're willing to pay for the damage an out of control animal may do to equipment, people or the environment. 2. I am on the waiting list, can I attend? We will mark you as a no-show and bar you from future events (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/Why_Am_I_Marked_as_a_No_Show/) if you do. For even more information about the rules we operated under at BANP see here (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/). 3. I see someone dropped out, can I take their place? Not unless you are the next person on the waiting list. It's rude to "cut in line". 4. If I have a yes RSVP and I don't show up, then what? You will be marked a no show (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/) and barred from future events. Might even be kicked out of the group if it has been your habit. 5. I was on the waiting list (or I was a Yes), but my RSVP was changed to NO, why!? Because you have a prior no-show. You can rejoin the waiting list, but we'll keep moving you to the bottom. 6, If I indicate how much I want to go, or plead for a spot will that help me get one? No. Meetup doles out yes RSVPs on a first-come, first served basis. We are glad you are eager, but we assume everyone who is desiring a yes RSVP is eager or they wouldn't be RSVPing. If you are only lukewarm about it, don't RSVP. If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

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  • Fremont Peak CANCELED
    This is a Friday event it will go on as long as it is not raining and not conpletely overcast in San Juan Bautista at noon on the day of the event Your host for this event is John Cincotta (https://secure.meetup.com/messages/?new_convo=true&member_id=13237391&name=john%20cincotta). Please contact him if you have questions or ask below. You might first want to read the "Must Read This (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/)" page as it may answer most of your questions. Weather Forecast (http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=36.758828349727025&lon=-121.50398254394531) <-- Click Fremont Peak seeing conditions http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/Fremont_CAkey.html ABOUT THIS EVENT there will be 20 slots available and each person will be able to bring 1 guest but must be in the same vehicle SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS (please read this first (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/) if you have questions) You must have a YES RSVP to actually attend. A no show (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/Why_Am_I_Marked_as_a_No_Show/) to this event will be recorded. You must withdraw from the event less than 2 days before it starts or you will be counted as a no show. Guests (1) are permitted. Bringing undeclared guests will be treated the same as a no-show. there will be a sign in list on the back of my car and the attendee must sign in or be marked as a no-show (not the 1 guest) Camping / Overnight Use Access fee (as of last year) is $6 ($5 for seniors) for day use (up to one hour after sunset) and an additional* $25 for camping or overnight use. If booked through ReserveAmerica (https://www.reserveamerica.com), there is also an $8 reservation fee. Not all campsites are reservable about 4 are first-come first served. The number of cars permitted depends on the campsite selected. Assume that one car per site is the norm. Anyone else must park in the separate parking area. There are about 35 available spaces in the two parking areas, not including at least one area per campsite. Click HERE (http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/map_of_Fremont_Peak_Sp/r/campgroundMap.do?page=map&search=site&contractCode=CA&parkId=120209&topTabIndex=CampingSpot) for a campsite map. There are both tent and RV/Trailer campsites. *NOTE: ReserveAmerica implies that the campground fee includes admission for one vehicle into the park. (click map for larger image) NOTE: The map is labeled incorrectly. Valley View is at the left (west) and offers mostly RV spots and Oak Point is toward the top and has only tent sites. SCHEDULE 2:00-6:00 PM arrive and setup 6:12 PM Sunset 7:40 PM astro twilight ends 7:40 PM milky way is in the SW 8:00 PM Andromeda is 50 degrees above the eastern horizion 10:00 Pm Orion rises, Pleates is nice 6:03 AM astro twilight starts 7:31 AM sunrise WHAT TO BRING headlamp and flashlight (have a red filter as there will likely be astronomers active throughout the park). warm sweater, coat dress in layers knit hat light gloves. a liter of Gatorade or the equivalent Snacks, dinner, breakfast Camera, tripod, film/memory cards, extra battery or three Recommended Lens(es) wide for Milky Way and star trails other focal lengths for other things Read THIS (http://starcircleacademy.com/2013/10/night-lenses) or THIS (http://www.lonelyspeck.com/lenses-for-milky-way-photography/) for more on lenses. Intervalometer Remote/cable release DIRECTIONS and PARKING will be supplied to yes rsvp's QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: 1. Can I bring my pet/dog? To the park, yes - permitted in certain areas on a leash. With the group, no unless you are sure you're willing to pay for the damage an out of control animal may do to equipment, people or the environment. 2. I am on the waiting list, can I attend? We will mark you as a no-show and bar you from future events (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/Why_Am_I_Marked_as_a_No_Show/) if you do. For even more information about the rules we operated under at BANP see here (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/). 3. I see someone dropped out, can I take their place? Not unless you are the next person on the waiting list. It's rude to "cut in line". 4. If I have a yes RSVP and I don't show up, then what? You will be marked a no show (http://www.meetup.com/NightPhotography/pages/You_MUST_Read_This/) and barred from future events. Might even be kicked out of the group if it has been your habit. 5. I was on the waiting list (or I was a Yes), but my RSVP was changed to NO, why!? Because you have a prior no-show. You can rejoin the waiting list, but we'll keep moving you to the bottom. 6, If I indicate how much I want to go, or plead for a spot will that help me get one? No. Meetup doles out yes RSVPs on a first-come, first served basis. We are glad you are eager, but we assume everyone who is desiring a yes RSVP is eager or they wouldn't be RSVPing. If you are only lukewarm about it, don't RSVP. If you have further questions ask below in the comments.

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  • Fremont Peak new moon
    This event was canceled.