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Astrophotography in Borrego Springs, Capturing the Milky Way with Stan Moniz

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - May 5 @ 1:00 am PDT
Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States
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Borrego Springs is the first official International Dark Sky Community in California dedicated to protecting the sky from light pollution, it is the perfect location to capture the beauty of the night sky.  Meet Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz and learn the proper techniques necessary to capture the Milky Way.

A variety of techniques will be taught and explained in an easy to understand manner for any photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography. The explanation of the 500 rule, light painting, star trails, nightscape portraits, and on site post-editing images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered on this fun-filled night under the blanket of the night sky.

We will meet just before sunset. After the sunset instruction, we will focus on full night photography, using different areas for change in background and scene. The Milky Way galaxy is only visible a few months out of the year. This workshop is offered during the New Moon when the Milky Way will be most visible in the nights sky.

Bring your camera and lens. “ALL CAMERAS WELCOME” Do bring a wide angle lens ranging from 11mm to 35mm. Headlamp and tripod. Cable releases, interval meter, memory cards, and extra batteries are other great things to bring as well.

Optional – Laptop with Adobe Lightroom and or Photoshop. Stan will be teaching on sight post techniques to improve your Milky Way and nightscape images.
And last but not least. Let’s not forget an awesome attitude!

Instructor Bio:

Surf/adventure photographer Stan Moniz was a water baby at birth, raised in the quite surf town of Waialua, Hawaii. He became a professional body boarder at the age of 18 and remains an avid surfer today. His passion for music brought him to Southern California in 2000 and after a very successful career in a professional touring band, he ultimately set his sights on his other great passion: photography. In 2010, he reacquainted himself with his love for the ocean, adventure and capturing the beauty of the world we live in. Stan, now equipped with a camera, travels the Earth, capturing those timeless moments to share with the world. Stan has gained notoriety amongst his peers and clients as being a photographer that delivers and goes that extra mile. Stan is an educator at heart giving back to the community of growing photographers. Stan currently teaches surf photography and astrophotography at Samy’s Photo School.

Start: May 4 @ 7:00 pm
End: May 5 @ 1:00 am
Venue Name: Anza-Borrego
Address: Borrego Springs, CA 92004 United States
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Los Angeles
Organizer Name: Samy’s Camera Pasadena
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Culver City
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School San Francisco
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Santa Ana
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Santa Barbara
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Pasadena