Journey with Anthony Sleiman May 19th - 23rd, 2022 under the starlit landscapes of Everglades National Park. Creative compositions are endless in this extraordinary place. One step in this park and it feels like you’ve teleported into a Dr. Seuss book in all the best ways.
You will experience all the magic this location has to offer as the sun sets and the stars begin to twinkle. The Everglades National Park is one of the darkest locations in Florida. A dark sky is a key component when setting out for astrophotography. All experience levels are welcome.
I am limiting the group size to 8 students to ensure that everyone receives our attention and to keep compositional possibilities uncluttered.
This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 3 miles) through rocky or muddy terrain.
During our journey in the field you will learn:
- How to see a scene from start to finish
- Finding compelling compositions and telling a story with your images
- How to work with light and how to find the best light for the scene
- Stacking stars for noise reduction
- Choosing the right settings for the scene
(aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance)
- How to choose a focal length and creative ways to use lens distortion
- Tips & Tricks for focusing at night
- Adding the human element
What is Included?
• 1 hour Online Training via Google Meets
•4 hours of in-field instructions to capture the beauty of the night sky
•The online portion of the course is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2nd at 7 pm via google meets.
•On the day of the workshop, we will meet up at 1:30 am in the Everglades National Park where we will shoot for about 4 hours
In case of bad weather, the Workshop will be rescheduled for the night after or the week after.
By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to produce high-quality images that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall!
THINGS TO BRING AND KNOW:
CLOTHING / FOOTWEAR:
CAMERA GEAR AND ESSENTIALS:
Bring your own camera.
Lens. Consider bringing a 16-35mm equivalent or other wide-angle lenses.
Shutter release cable for long exposure photography.
Extra camera batteries.
Safety and Covid Rules
Due to the ongoing pandemic, we are required to have participants exercise caution, maintain social distancing when possible, wear a mask when indoors, and use their own vehicles to travel to our locations within the workshop. We have to follow these rules as a condition of our permit within the National Park. You will also be required to sign a covid waiver before the workshop begins.
Any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
*Due to Covid19, a full refund is available up to 7 days prior to the start of the workshop. This will be for covid-specific reasons. i.e, you or someone in your household contracts covid within 1 month of the workshop start date, travel restrictions/ban due to covid-related mandates. Noncovid related cancellations are 100% refundable 30 days prior to the start of the workshop.