Webinars

Below are the webinars we offer – including our Freebinar. NOTE: To reserve a place in the NP101 Freebinar, you must purchase the notes until one week before the event after which free sign up is permitted. This is a compromise to insure that those who want a seat can get one.

Only the next scheduled event of each type can be purchased now. Check our Calendar for more events.

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

Some events have multiple purchase options, so look carefully.

Webinars

2018-11-20: Freebinar - NP101: Introduction to Night Photography
NEXT EVENT: Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 6 PM PT (7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET)

Astrophotographer's Playland
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. It will be recorded but the recording is not made available. Wait, didn't you say this was "FREE"? What is the charge for then? The charge is for the 84+ pages of notes which includes links to at least TWO prior full length recordings. That fee also guarantees you a seat. Want to attend for FREE (not purchase the 84+ page of notes)? Revisit this page a few hours before the event, and if there is any space left, a link will appear which you can click to attend. Purchasers will be sent a link via email showing how to join the webinar approximately 1 WEEK before the event, also one DAY before the event.

Duration: 60 minutes

Available Qty: 98
Price: $4.00
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2018-11-21: Webinar - NP105: Creating Star Trails includes Advanced Stacker PLUS
NEXT EVENT: Wed, November 21, 6:00 PM PDT (7 MDT / 8 CDT / 9 EDT)

Duration: 120 minutes This is the big bundle with AdvancedStacker PLUS (a $41.99 value), installation instructions, videos, notes and files for practice. Also includes bonus notes from Introduction to Night Photography. NOTE: The plugin only works with specific versions of Operating System and Photoshop version (see selections below). 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
  11. Choose this option to get AdvancedStacker Plus - and a special surprise which we can't reveal just yet!

It is interactive. Ask questions, get answers! NOTE: Includes recorded Video AND Advanced Stacker Plus (at a substantial discount!). See our Other bundle if you just want the webinar.

Available Qty: 27
Price: $77.94
Price: $47.95
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2018-11-21: Webinar - NP105: Creating Star Trails with notes
NEXT EVENT: Wed, November 21, 6:00 PM PT (7 MT / 8 CT / 9 ET)

Duration: 120 minutes 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: This live Webinar also includes extensive notes, and a link to a pre-recorded video. Save more with our other bundle that also includes AdvancedStacker Plus

Available Qty: 20
Price: $35.95
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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.

Woosh

Include the unlimited online video NOW for a 40% discount over purchasing it separately.
Price: $17.99
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.

Andromeda
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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