Photographing the Kansas Night Sky
July 17-19, 2020
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Join Creative Light Team members Craig McCord and Jane Palmer as they host a comprehensive night photography workshop in the Flint Hills of Kansas
Join us at the Flying W Ranch for this unique opportunity to photograph the dark skies of the Kansas Flint Hills. Craig McCord and Jane Palmer will lead you through a comprehensive classroom and field workshop that will teach you both field techniques and post processing methods to allow you to produce striking night-time images.
Kansas Prairie Nights
Workshop instruction includes:
Classroom: Initial instruction subjects will include equipment, focusing techniques, camera settings, evaluating exposure, composing, best times for night photography, locating the Milky Way, shooting star trails, light painting techniques, and more. There will be a post processing class the day following our first night shoot.
Night Shoots: Following our initial class the afternoon of July 17th,we will venture out to a predetermined location to put into practice techniques learned during the afternoon classroom session. We will capture both the Milky Way as well as star trail images. The first night we will focus on Milky Way capture. On night 2, July 18th, we will explore star trail techniques. Craig and Jane will be by your side to coach you along in creating some great night images.
Post Processing: This year this event was expanded to allow more rest before a post processing class. After some needed rest and our hearty ranch-provided breakfast that morning , we will conduct a post process class, using the images we captured the night before. It is recommended you bring along your laptop (optional) to get the most of the post processing session.
After our post processing class, our gracious host at the Flying W Ranch will again provide us with another complete hot chuckwagon meal before we again venture out for night 2 of some fantastic night photography. After some good rest back at the lodge, we will again have a nice hot breakfast, some last thoughts and discussion over our meal before all heading home.
Price: $580 This fee includes instruction, facility access fees, and chuck wagon meals for 2 evenings and breakfasts meals on each morning of the 18th and 19th. This will be a great opportunity to interact with fellow photographers as we participate in the rapidly growing popularity of nighttime and Milky Way photography.
Payment: Make payment by check to: Creative Light Photography Workshops, 385 NW 1851st Rd, Kingsville, MO 64061 OR use the PayPal button below.
A deposit of $250 will reserve a spot, with the balance due 60days prior to the workshop.
Lodging: The Flying W Ranch will be accommodating our lodging requirements at their beautiful guest lodge and cabins. Here we get some rest before beginning our post processing session. Lodging is not included in the workshop fee and your reservations for lodging should be made directly with the Flying W. Their contact information, as well as very interesting information about their ranch, can be found at this link: Flying W Ranch.
Meals: The Ranch will be providing a chuck wagon meal after the initial classroom session and before we venture out for our evening of night photography on the 17th. Another evening meal will be served before venturing out again on the 18th. A full hot breakfast will be served on both the morning on the 18th and before departure on the 19th. These meals are included in the workshop fee.
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