This field trip is dependent on weather.
Photographing the Milky Way isn't as tough as it seems. It just requires the right equipment and patience. Foto Dono will be hosting a field trip to Coquina Beach in Bradenton to photograph the Milky Way. Trying to photograph at that location does have its challenges, mainly because of light pollution. However most of the shooting will be at the beach.
The main goal for the field trip is to provide an experience in creating a single shot exposure or multiple exposures for stacking of the night sky. These images will then need to be rendered in post with Lightroom, Photoshop or other editing software.
You should arrive around 2:30 AM. We will meet at the South Boat Ramp.
Weather - This event is dependent on the weather. Clouds and rain make very poor visibility of the night sky. I’ll make a final decision to shoot or not shoot about 24 hours before I head out.
Timeline for Sunday Morning:
12:11 AM Moon Set
2:30 AM Arrive
4:34 AM Galactic Center visibility ends
6:22 AM Sunrise
Dono should be there by 2:00 AM.
Equipment - D-SLR camera or Mirrorless System. Bring your widest angle lens with a 2.8 f/stop or faster. You'll need a very sturdy tripod and a remote switch for your camera. Keep in mind this is depending on weather. So come prepared; bring a flashlight and bug spray!
In this workshop we will cover • Exposure • Composition • Use of Lenses • Subject Development • Creative Thinking • Shooting in Low Light • Long Exposures.
Fee: $49 - You can also pay at the store, or the morning of the shoot.
Refunds - If the event is cancelled then a refund will be issued. However, there are no refunds if the Milky Way isn't visible due to cloud cover. This is a low light field trip with an opportunity to photograph the Milky Way.
Any questions call Dono (727) 741-1819 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.