General Information - A. G. Evans Photography

Overview

1-on-1 and small group workshops enable you to learn what you need based on your skill level.  You will learn the essentials needed to photograph the night sky. Things that will be covered are camera settings, focus, composition, light painting, how to locate the Milky Way using constellations and apps, how to plan shots and when the best shooting time are.


Dates & Locations

Dates for shooting are based on around the New Moon. Shooting on or around the New Moon allows for darker skies and the best opportunities to shoot the Milky Way. There are many locations for choose from in NH and Maine. Locations will be selected on travel and interests of the participant.  Workshops will consist of a introduction time and shooting time. totaling approximately 5 to 8 hours total. 


Gear Requirements


DSLR Camera capable of low light high ISO and full manual mode including focusing

Camera lens with at least f/2.8 - wide angle of 24mm or wider

Tripod - sturdy/strong

Extra charged camera batteries

Extra memory cards

Shutter release cable or wireless remote

Warm clothes

Good boots /shoes for walking on uneven ground

Headlamp or flashlight (preferred red light capability)

Handwarmers to minimize lens fogging and condensation

Water

Snacks

Folding chair

Bug spray


Weather 

Weather is unpredictable when planning shoots weeks or months in advance.  A back-up date will be selected if possible for a rain date. 


Waiver / Acknowledgement of Risk form

Each workshop participant will be required to sign a Waiver / Acknowledgement of Risk form.