Nightscapes: Landscape Astrophotography

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Nightscapes: Landscape Astrophotography

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Gain a new perspective on your universe that most people will never experience firsthand. This class will teach you all the tools necessary to photograph beautiful nighttime landscapes under the Milky Way.

Whether you are a beginner that just got their first Digital SLR or a professional photographer looking to branch out into astrophotography for the first time, NIGHTSCAPES will teach you a unique form of photography that pushes the bounds of what you thought was possible with your camera. 

To begin, we will cover the bare essentials of astronomy needed to plan an astrophoto shoot. You will learn about light pollution and how to find the best dark sky locations near your hometown, the phases of the moon, and how to find important stars, constellations, and the Milky Way galactic plane.

You’ll use your new astronomy knowledge to plan your first astrophoto shoot.

NIGHTSCAPES will provide new ...

Gain a new perspective on your universe that most people will never experience firsthand. This class will teach you all the tools necessary to photograph beautiful nighttime landscapes under the Milky Way.

Whether you are a beginner that just got their first Digital SLR or a professional photographer looking to branch out into astrophotography for the first time, NIGHTSCAPES will teach you a unique form of photography that pushes the bounds of what you thought was possible with your camera. 

To begin, we will cover the bare essentials of astronomy needed to plan an astrophoto shoot. You will learn about light pollution and how to find the best dark sky locations near your hometown, the phases of the moon, and how to find important stars, constellations, and the Milky Way galactic plane.

You’ll use your new astronomy knowledge to plan your first astrophoto shoot.

NIGHTSCAPES will provide new insight to exposure settings for beginners and seasoned photographers alike.

You will learn how to use your equipment to its extreme in the context of astrophotography, including how to approach f-stop, ISO sensitivity and shutter speeds. You'll learn about the best equipment choices and how to select gear for astrophotography. 

We'll cover shooting techniques for focusing in the dark, capturing and composing landscapes with the Milky Way, and painting with light. 

For the NIGHTSCAPES class project, you'll create a collection of landscape astrophotographs and a unique self-portrait with the Milky Way as your background.

You'll showcase your photographs in the Student Gallery and provide feedback for your classmates.

Your final project will include making a unique nightscape self-portrait. 

A Note from the Instructor:

The camera is the paint brush for everyone. With it, we can communicate difficult ideas in a way that's faster than written words and quicker than many other art forms. It's the art medium for the masses, and that's what makes the camera so very special to all of us.

NIGHTSCAPES is about gaining a new perspective on your universe and capturing it with your camera. 

I'll see you in class. 

-Ian

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5 years, 1 month ago
really short class but very informative. I like the written instructions as well as the video instructions. I'll be taking more classes by the instructor. thanks.
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The Nightscapes: Landscape Astrophotography class provides all the background and steps needed to create your own, personal images of the night sky. These steps, plus a little practice, will have you quickly producing wonderful images, full of color and interest. I thoroughly enjoyed the class, and learned a great deal. Now I'm off to put the training to good use in my own photography adventures. Thanks, Ian!
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5 years, 1 month ago
Excellent introductory course. Ian gives a ton of information in a well- organized, methodical way. He strikes a nice balance between giving enough information without overwhelming the newbie with advanced techniques--but he posts free info on those advanced techniques! I've watched dozens of online courses at Lynda.com and this compares very favorably with the best of them. I particularly like the way the course info is extended with written text; after Ian shows us a step, we have notes and explanations to refer back to. I've also watched a lot of courses on Scott Kelby's site. I'm a big fan of Scott and his instructors--but they're generally not as well-organized as Ian. Ian gives us so much free info on his website that you may be tempted to skip this course. I don't recommend that; there's enough new info to make it well worth the paltry fee he charges. It's an excellent course and well worth your time and money. Me, all I need ... Excellent introductory course. Ian gives a ton of information in a well- organized, methodical way. He strikes a nice balance between giving enough information without overwhelming the newbie with advanced techniques--but he posts free info on those advanced techniques! I've watched dozens of online courses at Lynda.com and this compares very favorably with the best of them. I particularly like the way the course info is extended with written text; after Ian shows us a step, we have notes and explanations to refer back to. I've also watched a lot of courses on Scott Kelby's site. I'm a big fan of Scott and his instructors--but they're generally not as well-organized as Ian. Ian gives us so much free info on his website that you may be tempted to skip this course. I don't recommend that; there's enough new info to make it well worth the paltry fee he charges. It's an excellent course and well worth your time and money. Me, all I need now is a dark sky!
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Katie R

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5 years, 1 month ago
I'm always on the lookout for new skills to master in photography and Ian gave me great instructions how how to master astrophotography! The class was entertaining and full of helpful information! I will defiantly be recommending this class to my friends and I can't wait to try this once the weather gets better!
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Jennifer Dowd

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5 years, 1 month ago
Great course! I've been wanting to try something like this for a while but there is a tonne of information to weigh through. You provided it in a clear concise manner. Great job! The only feedback I have is it would be great if there was a printable handout for the settings and the tips.
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Diana Southern

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5 years, 1 month ago
This class has helpful video lessons and several additional resources for expanding learning beyond the project. Ian is very thorough, but not overly technical. DEFINITELY worth the money.
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