2020 ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NAT'L SEASHORE

STAR TRACKING AND NIGHT SKIES

 

 

 

LOCATION     Assateague Island Nat'l Seashore

DATE             November 13th, 2020

INVESTMENT      $325.00 / $260.00

LIMIT                3 SPOTS OPEN!

ACTIVITY LEVEL    Easy

DURATION        1 Night 

 

 


ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about how to take great photographs of the milky way, stars and meteor showers. We will also cover star trails,  timelapse photography and light painting. I will also be covering star trackers and helping you find unique deep space objects in addition to wide view tracking. The workshop will start at sunset (4:30pm) and end by 2:00am.

The forecast for this Friday night looks great!! I am really excited to conduct my last night sky photography workshop here in 2020!  Hope to see you out there!

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With a few meteor showers occuring around this night, we can expect to see a flurry of meteor activity the entire night. The milky way core will be setting just after sunset, but the bands will still be stretching across the night sky and many of the beautiful winter constellations that you do not see during the summer begins to rise above the dark skies over the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Commercial Permit Fees               
  • Multiple  shooting locations
  • Milky Way , Star Trail, Meteor Shower Photography +  light painting techniques
  • Understanding shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings
  • How to capture meteors / shooting stars
  • Learn about the phases of the moon, planets, constellations, eclipses and more!
  • How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography
  • Demonstrate and shoot time-lapse photography of the meteor showers
  • A campfire on the beach at night on a group tent site   
  • FREE Online Video Tutorials for processing your photgraphs, panoramas, strail trails, timelapses and more!

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LODGING

The closest hotels are in Ocean City, MD and short drive north of the island (17 minutes). You may also find a campsite on Assateague Island if you wish to camp. I will aim for a group campsite for us to use for star tracking and other nightscape photo ops. If you wish to camp, it is first come first serve.  They take no reservations for winter camping, just show up, there will be plenty of campsites to choose from. Make sure you arrive by 4pm to register for a campsite. If you arrive later than 4pm and wish to camp, you can camp with me on my group site. There is a good chance we will be the only ones on the island, a dramatic difference from the summer months.

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CAMERA GEAR

A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera , wide/fast angle lens, a tripod and a cable release. Most gear that is used can be found on the workshop overview page.

DEPOSIT

A non-refundable deposit  is due to reserve your spot on the trip. If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price. If you have to cancel for any reason, you will be issued the amount paid to a future workshop, no cash refunds once the payment has been accepted.

WEATHER

It's November and it can be cold, but the excitement of meteors and  skies empty of humidity offer some of the clearest of nights. We will be next to our cars the entire night so please don't worry about the cold, we will be able to warm up quickly. I will have a fire roaring as well on the beach the entire night.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop.

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2020 Assateague Night Sky and Star Tracking

 

 

This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop or overnight sleeping arrangements.

 

For more information or to register please contacts us here at 

 


 

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above