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Getting Started With Deep Sky Astrophotography (CC)

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About this talk

Are you looking to take close-up images of galaxies and nebulae? Maybe you’ve already started and aren’t getting as many successful images as you had hoped for?

Deep sky astrophotography can be one of the toughest genres in photography—it renders your camera’s meter and autofocus unusable and challenges your camera’s sensor to capture dim objects. That is what makes it so fun!

In this class we will look at how to move from wide-angle Milky Way and star trail images on to how to start using a telephoto lens or telescope to capture images of individual deep sky objects. As lenses get longer so do the challenges involved with shooting the sky as it moves overhead. We will discuss noise, calibration frames, tracking, equipment, exposure, white balance and more to get you started with taking the images you’re looking to capture.

Note: This is not a basic class. An understanding of exposure (ISO, shutter speed, aperture) is required and previous night photography experience is highly recommended.

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Forest Chaput de Saintonge

Bigger star nerd than you. Director of Rocky Mountain School of Photography. Owner of Altitude Media.

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