Deep sky or deep space often means photographing astounding deep-sky objects in the night sky such as the Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, Pinwheel Galaxy and Star Clusters through telephoto lenses or telescopes using tracking mounts. It can all be accomplished for less than you think!
Objects are often faint and underwhelming when viewed through the camera eyepiece, yet explode with color and detail when photographed.
The main techniques needed for this particular form of astrophotography include comprehending camera settings required to capture long exposures, how to achieve and maintain sharp focus, and of course, post processing!
This is a beginner to intermediate deep sky astrophotography workshop. It is necessary to be familiar with your tracker and be able to operate your camera in the dark.
This is a great place for the beginner deep sky astrophotographer to start their journey or the intermediate photographer to hone their skills before moving on to the more advanced techniques.
Join us in Mesa Verde National Park in May or October 2021 around new moon for 3 nights of great astrophotography imaging under some of the west's darkest skies.
Some of the more popular targets we will shoot include:
Required Equipment and Accessories :
Astrophotography requires a professional level camera and lens in order to be successful and get the image results you are looking for.
If you do not have a professional level camera or lens, we would highly recommend purchasing or renting them.
If you need to purchase or rent ANY of the required equipment - please, feel free to contact Craig at 520.732.1440 to help you get set up.
One afternoon I will demonstrate processing RAW images using Deep Sky Stacker and Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. If you would like to follow along during this post processing demonstration I recommend you bring a laptop with you.
If you don’t already own Deep Sky Stacker or Lightroom Classic CC - you can download a trial for free.
Deep Sky Stacker Download here.
Lightroom Classic CC Download here.
Participants: Limit 4
Mesa Verde Workshop I Dates: May 7, 2021 to May 10, 2021 *Departure on May 10th.
Mesa Verde Workshop II Dates: May 10, 2021 to May 13, 2021 *Departure on May 13th
Mesa Verde Workshop III Dates: October 3, 2021 to October 6, 2021 *Departure on October 6th.
Mesa Verde Workshop IV Dates: October 6, 2021 to October 9, 2021 *Departure on October 9th.
Lodging: Our home base for this workshop is Holiday Inn Express located in Cortez, CO where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.
To reserve your room, call 970.565.6000 and tell them you are with the Mike's Camera Workshop in May or October of 2021.
You are free to stay anywhere in the area.
The cost of the workshop DOES include:
Price: $ 1,495.00
These workshops are sponsored by Craig at Image 10 Photographic and Mike's Camera of Denver, Colorado.
Hope To See You There! ~ Keep Looking Up!
Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements. I am happy to help!