Capturing The Night Sky & Milky Way: A visual presentation of images captured in Maryland and other parts of the United States.
At the February 21 meeting, photographer Robert Fawcett will cover the “what, when, where and how” to capture the night sky and Milky Way Galaxy. Through the series of images presented, the following will be covered:
What? Everything related to camera equipment and what’s necessary or recommended for capturing the night sky (Nightscaping); Gear needed - camera and lens, tripod, and remote shutter; and Lighting - for advanced shooting various types of light sources for Low Level Lighting (LLL).
When? Planning, which is the most important part of nightscaping, using very basic apps, maps and other tools to get "that shot.” Where to find the Dark Sky and other factors that guarantee a successful night time outing.
Where? Finding and locating dark sky with various apps for Milky Way positioning.
How? Back to the camera again for the basics of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. How to see in the dark for proper focus and composition.
Throughout the discussion recommendations for post-processing will be touched on as well.
Robert’s work can be seen at his website: https://robert-fawcett.pixels.com/