Full breakfast buffet in the Lodge's Dining Room
This morning we will begin our program in the classroom introducing night photography techniques and how to overcome the corresponding challenges of low light, focusing in the dark, camera settings, and more. Remember, gear requirements for night photography are more demanding than most other types of photography. A steady tripod, a fast aperture and wide angle lens, and a current DSLR or mirrorless camera will be the most basic requirements. The second part of the process in night photography is to work on the image using post production software. Having a laptop with photo editing software will be expected. Your leaders will be well versed and offer advanced techniques in night sky photo processing in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Lunch will be provided at Red Cliffs Lodge.
This afternoon we will drive to our photography location. We will have time to get the "lay of the land" and photograph the early sunset. After sunset we will enjoy a picnic dinner as the light fades from the sky. Once the stars come out we will begin our first efforts at night sky photography. The leaders will be walking around throughout the group to offer instruction and troubleshooting. It's likely that we will offer an early shuttle ride back to Red Cliffs Lodge and also a later shuttle for anyone remaining.
We will enjoy a picnic dinner in the field tonight to maximize our photographic opportunities. A local market prepares our fresh box meals each day so that we can enjoy them in the scenic outdoors. The meal will include your choice of sandwich, fruit, chips, cookie, and water.
Travel to special location for night sky photography. Each location will be different and feature special aspects.