When the clouds and haze clear the heavens, or when the aurora borealis promises to dance under you’ll often find Heather Higham out photographing the captivating night sky. Join her in a Night Photography Workshop in Traverse City, Michigan where she will discuss how to frame, shoot, and edit dark sky images.
June 30, July 14, August 11, August 18, September 8, September 15
Classroom instruction – 3 hours
Dinner & Travel – 2 hours
Field Instruction – 3 hours
All times are approximate except class start time.
See registration page for start/end times for each date, which changes due to sunset times.
Choosing camera settings
Framing your image
Troubleshooting in the field
Post-processing editing basics in Lightroom and Photoshop
Intro to star trails and light painting
A camera that you can control the shutter speed, aperture, iso, and white balance
Knowledge of HOW to change those settings (you don’t need to know which settings to choose, just how you change them on your camera)
Appropriate clothing and footwear – including an umbrella and camera protection in the case of rain
A tripod with legs NOT attached to the center column at the base
A camera that shoots in raw
Access to Adobe’s Lightroom
Familiarity with Lightroom
Access to Adobe’s Photoshop
$250 – Includes printed course materials, dinner at The Filling Station, transportation between locations, and a headlamp.