Acadia Night Photography Workshop
Instructor: John Tunney
Date: June 14-17 (Wednesday – Saturday).
Cost: Members $1095/Non-members $1195
Optional 3 nights hotel $360
Maximum 7 people
Join photographer John Tunney for a special 3-night workshop at the height of Milky Way season to photograph the stars and moon against the dark skies above Acadia National Park and its dramatic coastlines, lakes, ponds and woodlands.
In three days of evening and night field shoots and class instruction we’ll cover fundamental and advanced night photography techniques, including:
– Camera settings
– Image stacking and other noise reductions strategies
– Use of Photopills, weather apps and astronomy apps to plan night shoots
– Light painting
– Compositing and exposure blending
– Editing techniques and strategies
– Creating star trails
– Proper use of headlamps and flashlights for night photographers
We’ll begin most days with an afternoon classroom session for instruction, editing and image review. We’ll have an early supper and then head out for a sunset and twilight shoot, and then into the night. Expect to wrap up between midnight and 2am. We’ll spend most of our time on Mount Desert Isle, but may venture onto the mainland too. The weather will guide our itinerary. In the event of inclement weather, we’ll adjust plans to include nightscapes, light painting and more daytime and traditional landscape photography.
The workshop is limited to seven people for the best experience and individual attention as needed.
Who is it for?
Any photographer who wants a magical experience photographing the night skies of Acadia and knows how to control aperture, shutter speed and iso, and has basic editing skills with Lightroom. We will be working with Photoshop, too, but prior knowledge is not required. It is also recommended that you purchase Starry Landscape Stacker for Macs ($10) or Sequator for PCs (free).
What to bring
An Interchangeable Lens Camera (DSLR or mirrorless)
Fast wide-angle lens (14mm-24mm recommended and at least an F4, F2.8 or faster is highly recommended)
Extra memory cards and batteries
Computer with Lightroom and Photoshop or equivalent
Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac) or Sequator (PC)
Flashlight and headlamp
Sturdy hiking boots
Appropriate attire (it can get cool at night)
Snacks and water for late night shoots
The workshop is offered through the Cape Cod Art Center. Click here to be taken to the registration page.