Photography Course: Night Time Imaging with Paul Owen
Location: Rockwood Park Interpretation Centre
When: Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:30 pm, November 7, 14, 21, 28
Instructor: Paul Owen
Register: by email to Paul Owen
This course will cover all aspects of photographing the night sky, from selecting equipment that is right for you, to taking images and processing.
Nov. 14~ Chris Curwin~Cellphone Photography through a telescope
Nov. 21~ Jim Stewart ~Making 360° Night Sky Panos with a DSLR
Nov. 28~ Tom Raithby ~Time Lapse Photography of the Night Sky
The Moon is our closest celestial companion, and provides endless opportunities for photography, whether through a telescope or using a camera and tripod. It also provides great practice opportunities for imaging other celestial wonders.
Deep sky imaging is within the reach of anyone, through trial and error and the willingness to make mistakes. The purpose of this course is to cut through some of that trial and error, and propel the photographer a little closer to their goal of taking satisfying images.
Any deep sky image can be photographed, either though using long exposures or by using a series of short exposures and stacking. Deep sky imaging might be a wider angle shot that shows the surroundings or a close up.
Top~ The Pleiades or M45, in the constellation Taurus
Above~ M57, the Ring Nebula, in the constellation Lyra.
Below~ The Leo Triplet in the constellation Leo.