Nashville  Astrophotography Workshop
  • Montgomery Bell State Park, 1020 Jackson Hill Road, Burns, TN 37029
  • 06/07/24
  • Learn about astrophotography with SIGMA and Jack Fusco and take your experience outdoors for a hands on Astrophotography shoot!Do you ever wonder what it's like to capture the night sky? The vastness of the universe is wonderful and captivating. Come explore the wonders of Astrophotography in a 3-part workshop with Pixel Connection and SIGMA ambassador and astrophotographer, Jack Fusco. Embark on an epic learning-based astrophotography adventure that takes you from start to end. Get ready to capture the wonders of the night sky with one of the best in the business! Not in Tennesse? No worries! Tickets for the virtual classes only available at checkout! Virtual Informational Session- June 4th at 7:30PM CT/8:30PM EST Jack Fusco will be guiding you through the basics of astrophotography all the way up to some advanced techniques in this online session. Prior to heading into the field, we will go over all the skills and required knowledge we will be applying in the field. The goal of this lecture is for you to leave with the knowledge and ability to shoot the stars on your own. Jack will be guiding you through the basics of astrophotography all the way up to some advanced techniques. Jack will also review some basic astronomy information that will help you plan and capture images of the stars. Gear – Everything you need before heading into the field Planning & Scouting – Before we take a great image, we need to know when and where to take it. Camera Settings & Techniques – Learn how to best take advantage of your equipment and dial in your approach. Composition Tips – What makes a great astrophoto? Shooting Styles – There are various approaches when heading out under the stars, from single exposures to image stacking. We will cover some of the most effective methods for capturing a great photo. Open Q & A + Discussion If you are attending the in-person location sessions, please plan to attend this live presentation before we meet in the field. Viewing this information will help you get more out of the in-person experience! ON LOCATION – Friday, June 7th at 7:30PM CT Location: Montgomery Bell State Park Take these techniques on the road! Jack will lead a group of photographers to a fantastic view of the night sky. While on location Jack will review techniques discussed during the lecture, by putting them into practice. We highly encourage you to attend the lecture, to help you be more prepared for the location experience. **Purchasing a ticket for the location session, includes access to both online session.** What You Will Learn We will meet on location with time to scout and plan compositions. Jack will share his personal approach to how he would plan an entire night to maximize his time shooting and ensure that he leaves with images he is excited about. The night will begin chasing as many Milky Way compositions and shooting techniques as possible and end with time to shoot star trails. What You Should Bring A DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with manual settingsA fast aperture lensExtra batteries (2 or more) and memory cards (64gb+)A sturdy tripodShutter Release / IntervalometerRed light equipped headlamp, the red light will be less harsh on our eyes and help keep night vision intact!Warm clothing – Dress in layers to help stay warmWear decent hiking shoes/boots to manage the terrainWater/Snacks* the onsite session is HIGHLY dependent on weather and event details may change at any time, please keep an eye out for event communications as the event gets closer* SIGMA LOANER GEAR! A selection of SIGMA lenses for attendees to use during the location outings each night. Save on SIGMA! Apply $50 towards your purchase of a NEW SIGMA lens for attendees who purchase a Onsite + Virtual ticket. *Proof of purchase required. In Store Only. Restrictions Apply. Please see store representative for more information. Full offter details coming soon! Post-Processing Virtual Session - June 12th at 7:30PM CT/8:30PM EST A start to finish example of an image taken in the field. Image import and organizationDeciding which images to process and which to discardSingle Image EditStacking Images for Noise ReductionUsing Presets to get started + dialing in your styleExport for Web Event details may change at any time. All attendees with be notified of scheduling changes ASAP. Please be sure to check your email, especially as we get closer to the event! _________________ JACK FUSCO Jack Fusco is a professional landscape astrophotographer / timelapser. What began as a way purely to document his travels as a touring musician, photography has become his main form of creative expression. Whether chasing the Milky Way along coast lines or capturing the Northern lights in unforgiving remote locations you’re sure to find him coffee in hand, smiling up at the stars. Jack’s images are often planned days, weeks, or even months in advance while waiting for weather and celestial objects to align. The resulting work shows a true and complete dedication to his craft. His work has been featured by National Geographic, TEDx, LA Times, NASA APOD, BBC, Forbes and many more. C heck out his work!
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