Tucson Astrophotography Workshop
@ Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use your DSLR camera to photograph the beautiful & vast universe that surrounds us? Join the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and I at the summit of Mount Lemmon for an introductory workshop where you will learn how to photograph the night sky above and create stunning Milky Way and star-trail compositions that will leave you and your friends breathless. You will learn many techniques, tips and tricks to take your night sky photography to the next level. Also included is an introduction to deep-space photography through a telescope!
Participants will learn how to photograph the contrast of our dark sky and the beautiful stars above, and will receive instruction in beautiful star-trail and Milky Way compositions. By learning from one of the best in this field, no other workshops in the greater area compares to the quality and excitement you will gain from this night sky photography course. To guarantee quality instruction & shooting, the group size will be limited to 8, in order that you will have full attention throughout the night.
As "Milkyway Season" begins early in the morning, now is the time to start shooting! I encourage you to attend these earlier workshops so you have a full 7 months of practice as conditions improve. My workshops generally sell out during summer months, so spring is a great time to attend and begin learning!
Please visit University of Arizona's website for more information & registration! $600 Early bird discount if registered by April 15th!
Class Size: 6
Spots Available: 6
Investment: $650 - Includes All Meals, Lodging, and Post-Processing
-"If you're considering attending one of Sean Parker's workshops, let me say as an alumni that after spending a few informative and inspirational days with Sean, you will be prepared to photograph EPIC star pictures of the kind that you now can only dream about. I highly recommend that you book Sean's workshop now!" -Tony Prince
-"This workshop was wonderful to attend. Each individual student got as much assistance and instruction as needed. The opportunity to create dramatic images becomes much easier after working with the Starman, Sean Parker." -Gary Smith
-"After attending Sean's amazing workshop, I took the post processing class. The photo was nice to start, but after learning how to edit, the whole thing popped! It made a world of difference. I would highly recommend his workshops!" - Amy Utter
What Will I Learn?
What Will I Need?
-How to prepare for your shoot.
-Camera & lens overview.
-Camera exposure settings for optimal imagery.
-How to focus your lens at night.
-A general astronomy course so you can easily understand moon cycles, earth’s orbit, how to find the milkyway, planets, meteor showers, etc.
-How to photograph the milkyway, capture star trails, long exposures, and light painting.
-An introduction to DSLR Deep Space Photography through one of the best public-accessed telescope
-Special tips and techniques.
-Advanced camera techniques for focus and exposure blending.
-Post Processing to really get the best out of your photos.
-Social Media Tips
-A DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode and user manual.
-At least 2 fully charged camera batteries and 16GBs of memory card storage.
-Shutter Release or Intervalometer (Please email me camera make/model so I can find the right one for you.)
Workshop attendees will also get an Overview PDF at the end of the workshop and exclusive access to my Facebook Alumni group! In this group I have over 65+ members who have attended my workshop and is a great place to post questions, events, and even meet up with fellow alumni's!