Milky Way and Night Photography

Start to Finish

with Kate Silvia

Charleston, South Carolina

August 18-19, 2023

$315/person (CNPA Member discount available)

Class sessions held at the Comfort Inn and Suites West Ashley.

2080 Savannah HWY, Charleston, SC

No block of rooms reserved. You may stay wherever you wish.

This workshop will begin with a classroom session on night photography including discussion about photographing pinpoint stars, star trails, the Milky Way, the moon, comets and meteors, and more.

We’ll have dinner as a group and proceed to the beach to escape the city lights and wait for the stars to come out.

On Saturday, we’ll meet in the classroom again and learn how to edit our night photography images the right way.

Things You’ll Learn

  • How to photograph pinpoint stars and star trails

  • How to photograph the moon, lunar eclipses, comets and meteors

  • How to photograph the Milky Way

  • Equipment necessary for night photography

  • Optional equipment for increased success

  • How to optimize your images in Adobe Lightroom

  • How to combine images in Adobe Photoshop

  • How to deal with artifacts and noise

  • Best lenses for night photography

  • Extra software that will enhance your images including Topaz DeNoise, Starry Landscape Stacker, and Starstax. (None required for participation in the workshop…demo only)

Once you learn this technique, you can do night photography anywhere!