Join us for a night of photographing the stars
Shoot for the stars
Living near a city, we rarely get a chance to appreciate a dark and star-filled sky. The BPW invites you to escape the city lights with us and discover an exhilarating type of photography.
With our experienced instructors at your side, you'll explore New England's coast and photograph the dark skies around the iconic Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine. With guided instruction throughout the night, you'll gain the skills and techniques necessary to capture the stars. Join us and see how astrophotography inspires and enriches travel for so many photographers.
One Night Astrophotography Workshop
This in-depth workshop held in York, Maine, is broken into two parts:
- 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.
- 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.
- Digital Cameras I (or equiv.)
- Night Photography (or equiv.)
- Better Composition Photo Walk (or equiv.)
- 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
- Transportation to and from the lighthouse
- Overnight accommodations