Astrophotography for Beginners

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Expand your photographic horizons with telephoto astrophotography! Join Erik Kuna with another astrophotography course with a focus on photographing nebulas, star fields, the moon, and the planets from a beginner’s perspective. You probably have all the gear you’ll need (except for a star tracker), and Erik will take you through the fundamentals to get you out shooting. In this class you’ll learn the terms and considerations for deep sky astrophotography, the importance of starting simple, how to select a star tracker, planning for the weather and moon phases, focusing for sharpness, mastering exposure, dealing with light pollution, stacking final images, and so much more!

Lesson 1 : Introduction
Lesson 2 : Deep Sky Astrophotography
Lesson 3 : Location
Lesson 4 : Start Simple
Lesson 5 : Principles of the Night Sky
Lesson 6 : Selecting a Star Tracker
Lesson 7 : Weather and Moon Phases
Lesson 8 : Mobile Apps
Lesson 9 : Focusing for Sharpness
Lesson 10 : Mastering Exposure
Lesson 11 : Dealing with Light Pollution
Lesson 12 : Other Considerations
Lesson 13 : Editing a Single Tracked Image
Lesson 14 : Shooting the Moon: Planning
Lesson 15 : Shooting the Moon: Gear
Lesson 16 : Shooting the Moon: Settings
Lesson 17 : Shooting the Moon: Wide Shots
Lesson 18 : Shooting the Moon: Phases
Lesson 19 : Shooting Planets

Erik Kuna | Space Flight Photographer

Erik Kuna

Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate Rocket Launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry, and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.

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