Albany Recreation Center , Ca
1249 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706
3 CLASS ROOM SESSIONS IN 2022:
MAY 10-JUNE 28 , JULY 19-AUG. 30 , SEPT. 13-OCT. 18
EVERY OTHER TUESDAY EVENING 7-8:30PM
CLASS ROOM WORKSHOPS
Interested in night photography? Do you want to learn how to take pictures of the milky way or deep sky objects in the night sky? Are you thinking of buying a telescope but want some hands-on experience first? Meet others already active in the hobby and exchange tips from planning to processing while learning the basics of astronomy through astrophotography.
We hope these workshops become a place for those interested in astrophotography at any level to learn and inspire each other to keep searching.
Standard Workshop Outline:
7:00 - 7:15 Intros & announcements
7:15 - 7:45 Main Subject; Deck & questions
7:45 - 7:50 Break; Snack ?- check out gear
7:50 - 8:00 Gear talk; technical overview
8:00 - 8:25 Technical demo & questions
8:25 - 8:30 Closing announcements
ALways double check this PAge for updates on WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS done in the classroom will follow a similar schedule to the one outlined on this page. Subject matter will be changed based on the interests of those attending. Although I have been pursuing this hobby for the last 6 years I am by no means an expert and hope that those who get involved help set the agendas for the workshops. We will cover wide field astrophotography with DSLR and dedicated astro cameras as well as dive into techniques using various telescopes, computerized mounts, trackers, and other gear as well as all sorts of processing techniques. Most nights will focus on one or two topics with a presentation and time to practice processing techniques and share images and more.
Hardware Needed is up to you! If you are just starting out, we suggest that you bring your camera and a laptop to the classroom. If you are interested in troubleshooting some gear or learning a specific techniques bring your questions and document your gear and current setup so we can try and help trouble shoot your issue.
Software Needed is also up to you and what your interests are in the hobby. You can get great pictures using Photoshop and Lightroom but we will also cover astrophotography-specific image capture and processing software. Check out the links here for software we will dive into. If you have a current work flow that works well for you we would love for you to share your process at the workshop!
Links to Presentations:
MAY 10 : >ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY OVERVIEW<
MAY 24 : >PLANNING FOR A NIGHT OUT & IMAGE MAKING TECHNIQUES
June 7 : >BEGINNING DEEP SPACE ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY<
June 21 : >EAA; Electronically Assisted Astronomy<
July 19 : >ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY OVERVIEW & RECAP<
July 19 : >JAMES WEBB'S FIRSTS <
Aug 2 : >Photoshop Workflow <
Aug 16 : >Deep Sky Images with 135mm lens <
Regional BAy ArEA LOCATIONS: T.B.A. CONTINGENT ON WEATHER
Every new Moon this summer:
May 30, June 28, July 28, Aug. 27, Sept. 25, OCt. 25
New Moon Workshops
Under Dark Skies
WORKSHOPS under dark skies will be done at your own risk and are not part of the Albany Rec Center Workshops. A liability waiver will be required to be signed in order to attend. We will pick a date and location based on weather conditions and meet at known dark sky spots no further than 3 hours from Albany (without traffic :). These workshops are done around the time of each new moon and will not be fully booked until the day before and with reasonable certainty of the weather conditions. Data captured will be used in the classroom setting to learn processing techniques.
If you are interested in participated please contact me through this site for more details.