Astrophotography Workshop with Jack Fusco

Join SIGMA and Glazer’s Photo for an exciting hybrid workshop with professional astrophotographer, Jack Fusco!

This workshop will be broken down into 4 sessions where you will have the opportunity to work with a vast array of SIGMA lenses!


August 4, 2021 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Presentation on Astro Photography via ZOOM**

August 6, 2021 – 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

  • Astro Photography on Location, at Mount Rainier

August 7, 2021 – 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM

  • Astro Photography on Location, at Mount Rainier

August 11, 2021 – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Post Production Session via ZOOM


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.

What You Will Learn in this Lecture

  • 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 astro photo?
  • Shooting Styles – From single exposures to image stacking there are an endless variety of approaches when heading out under the stars. 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 or watch the recording before we meet in the field. Viewing this information will help you get more out of the in-person experience!


Take these techniques on the road! 

Jack will lead a small group of photographers to a fantastic viewpoint of Mt. Ranier. 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. 

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 settings
  • A fast aperture lens
  • Extra batteries (2 or more) and memory cards (64gb+)
  • A sturdy tripod 
  • Shutter Release / Intervalometer 
  • Red 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 warm
  • Wear decent hiking shoes/boots to manage the terrain
  • Water/Snacks


Aaron Norberg, from SIGMA, will be on hand with a selection of SIGMA lenses for attendees to use during the location outings each night.


Registered attendees will receive detailed instructions on the location, how to get there, where we will meet, terrain, and more.

There will be a short hike (under 1 mile) to our gorgeous viewpoint, it is on an incline, which is fairly low impact, however, it does have some rocks and gravel.

**Facilities on-site**

Due to the pandemic, not all restroom facilities are up and running, including the one near our viewpoint. Please consider bringing an in case of an emergency plan.


During this session, Jack will review his workflow for processing his images.

  • Image import and organization
  • Deciding which images to process and which to discard
  • Single Image Edit
  • Stacking Images for Noise Reduction
  • Using Presets to get started + dialing in your style
  • Export for Web


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.

On his often-sleepless journey, he strives to share the wonder of the night sky with as many people as possible. Whether chasing the Milky Way along coastlines or capturing the Northern lights in unforgiving remote locations you’re sure to find him coffee in hand, smiling up at the stars.

Many of 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.


Aug 04 2021 - Aug 11 2021

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