An excuse to stay up late!

Have you always wanted to know how to make those incredible night photos you see on the internet? Would you like to learn star trails and Milky Way photography? Look no further. This is the workshop made for you.

Morris Island Lighthouse under the Milky Way

Morris Island Lighthouse under the Milky Way

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Night Photography

Saturday January 26, 2019.

Folly Beach, SC. (class held at the Hampton Inn and Suites West Ashley before field practice at Folly Beach) 

Lodging is not included. You may stay wherever is convenient for you. No block of rooms reserved.


$105/person. CNPA discounts available.

We'll start with a classroom session at the Hampton Inn and Suites West Ashley. During this class, you'll see a Keynote presentation on Night Photography which will cover pinpoint star photography, how to photograph star trails, photographing the Milky Way, as well as photographing the moon, comets, satellites, and the International Space Station. I'll have examples and suggestions for light painting in the field. We'll spend some time going over the editing process for night photos too.  

After dinner as a group, we'll head to the beach to photograph the night sky over the ocean. It is past peak viewing time for the core of the Milky Way but we will still see it in the southwest sky. 

Be advised, if you are traveling from other states, the weather in Charleston in the fall/winter is sometimes unpredictable. We may cancel this workshop with 24 hours notice if thunderstorms and lightning are expected and refund tuition only. The instructors are NOT responsible for any loss of lodging or other travel costs you may incur. 


The moon and other celestial wonders

I'll teach you about all the tools that night photographers use to give you the best chance of viewing the phases of the moon, meteor showers, planets and satellites. 


What you should know and what to bring/ this is an intermediate class.

  • Digital or Film Camera with manual capabilities and a bulb shutter setting.

  • A Tripod (the sturdier the better)

  • A wide angle lens.

  • A remote release. I prefer an intervalometer but any remote will do. At a minimum, know how to use your 2 to 5 second self timer. Refer to your users manual. Every camera is different.

  • An understanding of manual exposure is REQUIRED.

  • A headlamp or flashlight with a RED light (to maintain night vision)

  • Bring hand warmers and a rubber band that can go around your lens or anti-fog wipes.

  • Snacks or a drink for the field. We'll be away from our vehicles for up to 5 hours.

  • A notepad or tablet to take notes in class.

  • Layered clothing for chilly temps after sunset.

Lunar Eclipse over sea walls, Sullivan's Island.

Lunar Eclipse over sea walls, Sullivan's Island.

Waterfront Park Fountain

Waterfront Park Fountain


We'll have a discussion about twilight and take our knowledge into the field to practice just after sunset.

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