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Photographing the Moon, Stars and Milky Way
Jennifer Wu
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Photographing the Moon, Stars and Milky Way
lessons: 12 Course Lessons
duration: 1hr, 14min
published: 2014
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Photographing the Moon, Stars and Milky Way
with Jennifer Wu
Landscape photography doesn't end when the sun goes down! Join Jennifer Wu, a Canon Explorer of Light, as she guides you through everything you need to know to start photographing stars and the night sky. You'll learn about the equipment you need to capture the scene, how to research your subjects, the importance of scouting your location, the key camera settings, how to post process your photographs, and so much more! BUY COURSE
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lesson 1: Introduction (free course preview)

Join Jennifer as she goes over the topics that will be covered in this class.

1min, 42sec
lesson 2: Equipment

Learn about the recommended cameras, lenses, and other equipment for night photography.

14min, 5sec
lesson 3: Finding the Milky Way and the Moon

There are a number of excellent resources to help you determine where to find the milky way and the moon in the night sky.

8min, 14sec
lesson 4: Camera Settings

There are 5 settings to understand for capturing stars as points of light.

10min, 37sec
lesson 5: Focusing

Focusing on a night sky presents some challenges to overcome.

5min, 29sec
lesson 6: Scouting Locations

After you've done your research on where the milky way or moon are going to rise it is time to scout your location for interesting foreground elements.

2min, 40sec
lesson 7: Composition

Having all the elements in place, it is now your job to create the most compelling composition possible.

10min, 12sec
lesson 8: Photographing the Moon

There are a number of factors to consider when shooting the moon.

6min, 19sec
lesson 9: Painting with Light

Light painting is a really fun way to expand your photographic options after the sun goes down.

6min, 37sec
lesson 10: Post Processing

Your post processing workflow is where you can correct problems and really make your photos pop.

3min, 56sec
lesson 11: Blending Multiple Photos Together

Photoshop can also be used to blend different exposures into a single image with a greater dynamic range, or to come up with other creative effects.

1min, 30sec
lesson 12: Time-lapse Photography

Jennifer wraps up the class with an introduction to time-lapse photography.

3min, 12sec
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meet  Jennifer Wu
Nature/Landscape Photographer, Specializing in the Night Sky/Stars
Nature and landscape photographer, Jennifer Wu, specializes in creating stunning images of the night sky and stars. In 2009, Jennifer was selected as a Canon Explorer of Light. She is the co-author and photographer of the book Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide to Shooting After Dark and has been published in numerous publications including Fortune, Outdoor Photography, Shutterbug, Bloomberg, and Time.
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