NP101: Introduction to Night Photography Webinar (FREE)

Want to see if a webinar will work for you?  Test drive your connection? Worried about your technical skill level?  Join this webinar for free. NOTE: We offer sign ups for paid attendees first, free attendance is usually opened one week prior to the event if there is still available space.

It’s really informal, drop in, hang out, leave when you wish.  You won’t have to say a word or hardly lift a finger.  We’ll give you a 10,000 foot view of Night Photography ideas and principles and attack a handful of your questions.

Hang around and we’ll definitely give you some pointers.


IMPORTANT NOTE: If we are sold out (no more guaranteed seats) you can attend via Facebook Live Stream (if it works, that is). Be sure to like us:

2018-06-06: FreeWebinar - NP101: Introduction to Night Photography
NEXT EVENT: Wednesday, June 6, 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, 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. We will send 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: 57

Astrophotographer's Playland

Asylum at the Sea

Star Man II

Astro Man

Sharp Skies

Lady Sampler

Star Man's Journey

Secret Dreams of Whales

Fierce Skies

Remembrance of Jenna

Under the Stars By Fire Light


Stern Seas

Pitch and Roll

Push Me - Pull You

Beach Front, Outer Banks


The Rest of the Way

Wheel On The Ground

#12 is Watching [C_073020]

IF you are not allowing emails, do not check, or have allowed our informative non-spammy emails to go into your SPAM bin, you may not get the information.

You will be seated at your computer in the comfort of your home or office for this event.

We’ll talk about the moon. The sun, the stars, your camera and perhaps your bad habits – or ours at least.

You can get acquainted with us, see if things work the way you hoped, and maybe get that ONE burning question answered.


You should have a decently fast internet connection! Dial-up won’t work for audio or the data content – but if you’re not sure, this is the perfect time to try.

We recommend that you use your computer microphone and speakers to talk and listen but a dial-in number may be available (NOT toll free). We recommend a headset for this if you do not already have one. Specifically we suggest getting a Plantronics headset with a microphone and a USB connection.  Such headsets can be found at Best Buy for from $25 and up. USB headsets with microphone can be used with Skype and many other online games, and calling tools. They come in many styles including behind the head and over the head, single ear, open ear and closed.  Most laptops include speakers and microphones but the audio quality of these is generally very poor.  Some webcams also include built in microphones but generally the quality of those is also poor.

Don’t have a microphone? That’s OK, too… you can interact through text chat and you can use your iPad (or Android) smart phone.

Click the button above to Register. You haven’t reserved a spot UNLESS you RSVP’d. And please don’t whine about it not being a good night for you.  It would be a GREAT night for you if joined us 🙂

Refunds? – we don’t offer them – especially not for free events, duh! Read here for why.

This event is usually open to registration even after the event has started, however most of our events close 3 hours ahead of time. Want to register after registration has closed? Sorry, we can’t do that even if you say “pretty please”.  Read here for more.

Questions about THIS Webinar

  1. Will there be a recording of the webinar in case I want to listen again?
    We have started offering Notes, and the notes contain a link to a past recording. Please select “Include Notes” when you register for the webinar.
  2. May I make a recording of the webinar?
    Sorry, No.
  3. Will you repeat this webinar? When?
    Approximately quarterly. But we make no guarantees.
  4. Where should I send any questions I have?
    Please NOT by email. Please post it in the comments below. Make the comment meaningful and heartfelt.
  5. I can’t attend after all, what should I do?
    We’re of course sad if you can’t make it, but we don’t need to know about the furball your cat coughed up – that detail belongs on your Facebook page 🙂
  6. What is this “Live Stream” Thing on Facebook?
    It’s our latest brainstorm on how to make it easy to attend. We have NO idea what kind of quality you will get – or even if it will work! The good news is if it works, you don’t have to sign up – just show up. The bad news is, we don’t know that it will work, or be worth attending via Live Stream even if it does work.


10 thoughts on “NP101: Introduction to Night Photography Webinar (FREE)

  1. Steven Christenson Post author

    Not sure what happened for you, David, but there were 87 people present. It looks like we didn’t get your registration until 22 minutes after the event started (apparently the registration didn’t close an hour in advance as it’s supposed to – we’ll look into that). Please try to join us next month.

  2. Steven Christenson Post author

    Sounds like we had more than one person having trouble with audio in the webinar, though the majority of people indicated that they could hear fine. We will be trying another webinar provider next time. Meanwhile, how did you try to join the audio (computer or phone) and on what device? (Mac, iPad, etc.)

  3. publi34

    Thank you very much.
    I received the link on time and was able to attend the webinar.
    Congratulations for the quality of your contents.
    Some problems with audio

    1. Roy Gardner

      Hi, I’m from the UK and would like to attend the webinars, but the timing is very late for those of us on GMT (+1 in the summer), so is there any possibility of either moving them forward in the day, or putting them on the website much sooner after the event. I have just run through NP105 and found it really informative.

      1. Steven Christenson Post author

        Thanks for your enthusiasm. We tried events at better times for those near the Prime Meridian after similar requests from our European friends, unfortunately the times we altered our schedule for the benefit of our European buddies we had *zero* attendance from Europe (the participants were from the Americas at an inconvenient time for them!)

        We NOW offer a recording of the NP101 webinar via the notes, though.

  4. Nicole Fisk

    I’m really just getting started, and was wondering when your next webinar for beginners might be.

  5. Steven Christenson Post author

    The “free” registration opens one week before the webinar. Meanwhile, those who register now at $3 get preference and immediately receive extensive notes. Here is how you register now:

  6. Irma Furnish

    I am trying to purchase the Notes for the webinar on April 5th – NP101 Intro to Night Photography. This doesn’t seem to be working.


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