WORKSHOP: How to Shoot & Process
DEEP-SKY IMAGES with your DSLR
Digital “single-lens-reflex” (DSLR) cameras are the ideal choice for anyone getting into astrophotography. They are capable of providing publication-quality deep-sky images, without forcing you to climb the steep learning curve demanded by specialized CCD cameras.
In this 4.5-hour workshop, I take participants through the steps for getting those great photos, from selecting a DSLR camera, to processing the final image. The emphasis is on shooting deep-sky images (the Milky Way, nebulas, star clusters) with both piggyback methods using camera lenses and with prime focus techniques through a telescope.
For those who do not own a DSLR camera or a telescope system now, this Workshop will help them choose and use the right gear and software. For those who are taking images now but are wondering why their results don’t look as good as the images they see others publish, this Workshop should teach them the reasons!
The Workshop covers ...
Specific examples and test results are included to demonstrate that the received wisdom for using DSLRs isn’t necessarily correct. The emphasis will be on methods that simplify the capturing and processing of images as much as possible without sacrificing image quality.
We finish off by stacking and processing a set of deep-sky images from Raw frames through to a final publication-quality master image, with a recommended “non-destructive” workflow using only Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Camera Raw v8, demonstrating ...
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NEXT DEEP-SKY WORKSHOP:
Saturday, March 3, 2018
in Didsbury, Alberta in partnership wth All-Star Telescope