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In Depth: Astrophotography


This in-depth workshop held in York, Maine, is broken into two parts:

  1. Astrophotography discussion: In the afternoon, we will meet at a designated location in Maine and begin with an introduction to the basics of astrophotography. In this 90-minute preparation class, you will learn the necessary tools, proper camera settings, and strategies for night sky photography.
  2. Capturing the stars: After the preliminary discussion concludes, you will have some time on your own, and then we'll reconvene later that evening at a designated meeting location. You will spend the remaining two hours working side-by-side with experienced instructors on how to capture incredible photos. 

The class will end by 2am. Students are encouraged to consider finding their own nearby overnight lodging to avoid driving home after a long day.

*Please keep in mind that weather is unpredictable. We will monitor the weather up to 48 hours before each class date and reschedule the class if need be.



  • Class size: 8
  • After registering, you'll will be emailed a digital packet with required equipment, suggested gear, designated meeting location addresses, and useful links to help prepare for the class. 


  • DSLR, mirrorless, or advanced point & shoot camera, that has "manual mode" 
  • Two fully charged batteries 
  • Tripod (36" or taller)
  • Headlamp  (with a red light option is strongly encouraged)


  • Wide angle lens: ~18-55mm or ~10-20mm
  • Warm clothing
  • Sturdy shoes

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from the lighthouse
  • Overnight accommodations 
  • Meals
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Earlier Event: May 12
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