Nashville Astrophotography Workshop

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 4 at 7:30PM CT/8:30PM ET

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 7 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 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

* 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 SIGMA Astrophotography lenses for attendees who purchase a Onsite + Virtual ticket.

*Proof of purchase required. In Store Only. Exclusions apply. Restrictions Apply. Please see store representative for more information. Full offer details coming soon!


Post-Processing Virtual Session – June 12 at 7:30PM CT/8:30PM ET

A start to finish example of an image taken in the field.

  • 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

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!

Date

Jun 04 - 12 2024

Time

CT
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

More Info

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Location

The Pixel Connection - Nashville
Nashville, TN
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