• Geminid Meteors & Night Photo Event in Southern California

    Trona Pinnacles

    $425.00

    SIGN UP VIA: https://starcircleacademy.com/field-events/geminid-meteors-in-pointy-land/ ============== Join Astronomy Photographer of the Year winner, Steven Christenson for one or three nights (your choice) in the eerily other-worldly desert landscape of Trona Pinnacles. This group will be kept small so it will be a fun hands on experience for all! We know where to go to get the most interesting foreground formations paired with constellations, or your favorite Star Trail, and of course capturing Geminid Meteors - the most energetic meteor shower of the year. We'll have plenty of time after sunset to collect star trails and Astrophotography Landscapes until moonset. We will finally retire for slumber in the wee hours - if you can sleep, that is given the celestial fireworks that will be occurring. We don't guarantee you'll see flaming fireballs but you will undoubtedly spy a few bits of flaming space dust. In Trona Pinnacles it may be warm to freezing in winter. We suggest you book a room in Ridgecrest (the nearest major town). Trona Pinnacles, however is BLM land and you CAN camp there if you are prepared and wish to do so. This Field Expedition is not for beginning photographers. You will need to know how to operate your camera and be comfortable walking around in the dark with minimal light. To attend you also must sign and return a Waiver of Liability. There is no formal classroom instruction for this Field Expedition, but we will meet informally at lunch time in Ridgecrest the following day to compare notes and catch up! Please see https://starcircleacademy.com/field-events/geminid-meteors-in-pointy-land for details and to ask questions.

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  • Webinar: How to Create those Amazing Time Stacks and Star Trails

    >>> NOTE: Registration is ONLY available here: https://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np105-creating-star-trails ================= Learn how to capture and create Star Trails (and Time Stacks like the one featured here) and in the photos. What You'll Learn * Equipment recommendations. * Camera settings for shooting star trails and time stacks * Recommended workflow * What "Stacking Is" * How to create images using free tools - StarStax (free) * How Moonlight affects your Star Trail shot(s). * Some sneaky processing tips * How to overcome common problems * How to do Advanced Processing using the StarCircleAcademy Stacking Action(s). * Links to great resources It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! Get a reduced cost copy of Advanced Stacker PLUS in the deal (With an extra surprise). Interested in the Time Stacks technique? Check out this article: https://starcircleacademy.com/2018/03/time-stacks • WHAT TO BRING Bring your laptop/computer (that's how you'll join as this is an online meeting)

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  • Introduction to Night Photography Freebinar

    Virtual. From the comfort of your own home.

    All sign ups are via --> http://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 You have TWO options -> PAID right now. Includes immediate send of notes and a link to a prior recording. Preferred seating. Follow the link above. -> Sign up for FREE on Meetup. No notes or recording, must visit the page above the day of the event to get the link (if space is still available) ******************************************************************* This is your 10,000 foot level introduction to Night Photography. It’s 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 an overview 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 * Whether 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 but only those who purchase the notes will have access to the recorded webinar. Duration: 60 minutes

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  • Meteors, Milky Way and Night Photo Nirvana Event in Southern California

    SIGN UP VIA: https://starcircleacademy.com/field-events/alabamahills-meteors ============== Imagine photographing the night skies against the background of Mt. Whitney and the High Sierra! Under the auspices of Star Circle Academy, the Alabama Hills Field Event will be a chance to hone your night photography skills, and come home with spectacular, unique images based upon the stunning clarity and unusual topography of California’s Eastern Sierra and the dark night skies. If luck holds, we should also be able to capture flaming space dust (meteors). Minimum Attendance: 4 (met) Maximum Attendance: 10 Learn more about Alabama Hills here: https://starcircleacademy.com/about/places-alhill

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  • Sneaky Night (and Daylight) Photography Processing Tips

    Register for the event here: https://www.meetup.com/SJ-PUG/events/251159211 Steven Christenson, Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2010, will show us his award winning work and regale us with tips on Photoshop, and night photography in general. Steven will demonstrate: * Combining twilight or daylight images with night image(s) to make a stunning photo. * Using night photography processing techniques on daylight shots to produce unique results (timestacks) * A gaggle of time and frustration saving tips for your Photoshop workflow * Clever gear and camera tricks to achieve better night photography results. * How to get a better (night) image from the git-go. * Top 10 reasons to do Night Photography IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is being held by the San Jose Photoshop Users Group (https://www.meetup.com/SJ-PUG/events/251159211) and you MUST sign up for it through *their Meetup group*.

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  • Landscape Astrophotography: The Marriage of Earth and Sky

    Houge Park, Bld. 1

    Topic > Landscape Astrophotography: The Marriage of Earth and Sky This event is held by the San Jose Astronomical Association. You MUST sign up through THEIR group here: https://www.meetup.com/SJ-Astronomy/events/lkxnnmyxjbzb --- Steven Christenson, Astronomy Photographer of the Year in 2010, will present Landscape Astrophotography: Wide field imaging that includes the earth and the heavens. Ideas, inspiration, and thoughtful observations on how to approach this expansive topic will be presented. To learn more about Steven, visit http://Steven.StarCircleAcademy.com --- The Imaging SIG meets roughly every month at Houge Park to discuss topics about imaging. The SIG is open to people with absolutely no experience but want to learn what it’s all about, but experienced imagers are also more than welcome, indeed, encouraged to participate.

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  • Introduction to Night Photography Freebinar

    Virtual. From the comfort of your own home.

    SIGN UPS CLOSED. Please check your email for a link to attend the webinar. All sign ups are via --> http://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 You have THREE options -> Sign up for FREE above. No notes or recording. -> PAID right now. Includes immediate send of notes and a link to a prior recording. ******************************************************************* This is your 10,000 foot level introduction to Night Photography. It’s 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 an overview 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 * Whether 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 but only those who purchase the notes will have access to the recorded webinar. Duration: 60 minutes

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  • Webinar: How to Create those Amazing Time Stacks and Star Trails

    >>> NOTE: Registration is ONLY available here: https://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np105-creating-star-trails ================= Learn how to capture and create Star Trails (and Time Stacks like the one featured here) and in the photos. What You'll Learn * Equipment recommendations. * Camera settings for shooting star trails and time stacks * Recommended workflow * What "Stacking Is" * How to create images using free tools - StarStax (free) * How Moonlight affects your Star Trail shot(s). * Some sneaky processing tips * How to overcome common problems * How to do Advanced Processing using the StarCircleAcademy Stacking Action(s). * Links to great resources It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! Get a reduced cost copy of Advanced Stacker PLUS in the deal (With an extra surprise). Interested in the Time Stacks technique? Check out this article: https://starcircleacademy.com/2018/03/time-stacks • WHAT TO BRING Bring your laptop/computer (that's how you'll join as this is an online meeting)

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  • Introduction to Night Photography Freebinar

    Needs a location

    There are two options left to attend: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/7015222013426/WN_o3twTsx8R2CFyfGVvLdE4Q Or watch on Facebook Live =================================================== You have THREE options -> Sign up for FREE one week prior or -> PAID right now. Payment option includes immediate sending of notes and a link to a prior recording, and a link to live attend the webinar. ******************************************************************* All sign ups are via --> http://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np101 ******************************************************************* -> Attend via Facebook Live Stream during the event. This method will not be interactive, or include notes. You can now sign up here as well, but will not get the notes. Also, please note that we will try to Live Stream this event on Facebook. 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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  • Webinar: How Does One Create those Amazing Star Trails (and Time Stacks)?

    >>> NOTE: Registration is closed. Sign up for the May event is available here: https://starcircleacademy.com/webinars/np105-creating-star-trails ================= Learn how to capture and create Star Trails (and Time Stacks) like the one featured here and in the photos. What You'll Learn * Equipment recommendations. * Camera settings for shooting star trails * Recommended workflow * What "Stacking Is" * How to create star trail images using free tools - StarStax (free) * How Moonlight affects your shot(s). * Some sneaky processing tips * How to overcome common problems * How to do Advanced Processing using the StarCircleAcademy Stacking Action(s). * Links to great resources It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! • WHAT TO BRING Bring your laptop/computer (that's how you'll join as this is an online meeting)

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