Below are the webinars we offer – except for the Freebinar which you can learn about here:  NP101: Introduction to Night Photography (aka the Freebinar)

If the webinar shows “Sold Out” it means one is not scheduled, or all seats have already been sold.


2015-09-30 Webinar - NP105: Creating Star Trails
NEXT EVENT: Wed, September 30th 7:00 PM PDT (8 MDT / 9 CDT / 10 EDT)

Red Rock Cometary [C_009865-76+79brC]
Learn how to create star trails using a variety of free and low cost tools.

What You'll Learn

  1. Equipment recommendations.
  2. Camera settings for shooting star trails
  3. Recommended workflow
  4. What "Stacking Is"
  5. How to create star trail images using free tools - StarStax (free)
  6. How Moonlight affects your shot(s).
  7. Some sneaky processing tips
  8. How to overcome common problems
  9. How to do Advanced Processing using the StarCircleAcademy Stacking Action(s).
  10. Links to great resources

It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! NOTE: Select the "With Video" option now and you'll be able to view the recorded webinar in minutes - and you'll save money, too.

Price: $35.95
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FreeWebinar - NP101: Introduction to Night Photography
NEXT EVENT: NOT Scheduled but normally held monthly 6 PM PDT (7 MDT / 8 CDT / 9 EDT)

This is your 10,000 foot level introduction to Night Photography.

What You'll Learn

  1. About the many different types of Night Photography
  2. What equipment you may need, and what you don't need
  3. Inspiration and ideas
  4. How webinars can work as a learning vehicle for you.
  5. What services StarCircleAcademy Offers
  6. How to overcome some common problems
  7. Links to great resources

It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! NOTE: This is a LIVE event, while we will record it, we do not plan to make the recording available to the public. You MAY, however elect to get the NOTES we present in the webinar for a very modest charge. But you must buy the notes NOW - to get a substantial discount.

Price: $0.00
Webinar - NP150: Photo Manipulation for Night Photography
NEXT EVENT: Not Scheduled Please check back for the next event.
Signup closes 3 hours prior to the event.

This 60 minute webinar is an ongoing series in photomanipulation featuring key topics in image processing for night photography.  Each NP150 event is different.  You'll see live operation of Photoshop, Lightroom and other tools and will be able to interact with the instructors to be sure you are understanding the tools and approach. When you register for this webinar you'll have the option to join with or without access to the recorded webinar. Recordings are generally available about two weeks after the actual event.  Notes are included. A webinar is better than an online video since you'll be able to ask questions and influence what we cover during the event.


Include the unlimited online video NOW for a 40% discount over purchasing it separately.
Price: $24.99
Webinar - NP175: Panorama Extravaganza with Eric Harness
NEXT EVENT: Check Back for Next date (10 to midnight EST)
Signup closes 3 hours prior to the event.

Event Time: 7 PM PDT / 8 MDT / 9 CDT / 10 EDT.

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours


This 120 minute webinar will be a whirlwind of panoramic goodness. We will cover everything from the gear to how it is set up and used to the final stitching of the photographs.

Your cruise director for this online experience is Eric Harness. Sometimes called Mr. Panorama. He will walk you though the following agenda:

  • What is it & types
  • Equipment
  • Parallax & Nodal Point>
  • Composition
  • Exposure
  • Shooting tips
  • Stitching / Blending
  • Printing
  • Extras & Questions


But Wait, There's More!

By attending this webinar you are also eligible for a discount on my panoramic software of choice.   Oh and freebies don't forget about those.

Intro into the basics methods to help you hit the ground running. Hints, tips and techniques for improving your photography.  Can it be more fun?

Price: $31.99
Webinar AP101: Astrophotography Without Busting your Budget
Next Event: Not Scheduled Total Time: About 2 hours

Astrophotography is a sub species of night photography that requires more specialized knowledge, more discipline, and usually more investment in time and equipment (i.e. cost!). Those super cool pictures of nebula and galaxies do not happen by accident.  Astrophotographers also have developed their own curious language with terms like guiding, tracking, mounts, GEM, integration time, flats, bias, and dark frames. The goal of this course is to provide the background information a potential astrophotographer will need to get started on the best foot - at the lowest investment.

What You'll Learn

  1. Theory of astrophotography (long exposures, multiple exposures, integration time)
  2. Tracking (what and why)
  3. Lenses and cameras.
  4. Inexpensive solutions for equipment, mounts, software.
  5. Dark vs suburban skies
  6. Proper exposure(s) - with visual examples
  7. The top 3 challenges
  8. Recommendations, costs and summary.
  9. Q&A
  10. Resources (Clubs, Books, Web Sites)
Note: If you're even moderately interested in Astrophotography, this class might save you from making 100s of dollars worth of bad investments.

Price: $49.99
Webinar: NP111 Catching the Moon and the Sun
Not Scheduled but usually 7:00 PM PDT (7 MDT / 8 CDT / 9 EDT) for 2 hours
Captured [C_044450-2tc] In this 110 minute Webinar, you will be introduced to several free (and almost free) tools that you can use to plan a moon (or sun) shot - including a tool written by Steven and made available only to attendees. Have you wanted to capture the moon "right where you want it" but weren't sure how? If you know you could resort to photo editing and fake it but you'd rather get the real deal then this class is for you. Steven will demonstrate how to determine when and where to go to capture an image like the Moon over Lick Observatory or the moon at the Transamerica Building or the sun shining through a portal in the Pacific Ocean (below). This is a Webinar so you can conveniently attend from your computer at work or home anywhere in the world. This course includes notes, access to a private page with details - including landmark events Steven has already solved for you, an online viewable recorded webinar with unlimited online viewing that you can watch NOW before the webinar is held. One indispensable tool covered in detail is the Photographer's Ephemeris by Stephen Trainor.

What You'll Learn

Steven will show
  1. How to Plan a moon or solar "contact" shot.
  2. How smartphone based tools may help - or sabotage - your attempts to get an alignment
  3. How to use the moon to illuminate your foreground,
  4. How the presence of the moon affects photos of the night sky,
  5. How to find information about interesting celestial events,
  6. How to find compelling locations for "alignment" images, and
  7. What camera settings you need to get it all exposed just right.
Photon Worshippers **Winner Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2010 - People and Space **
Remember that this event INCLUDEs online videos, notes, and access to a special tool that Steven uses to solve lunar and solar contact shots.
Price: $41.25


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