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ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE | MARYLAND

AUGUST, 19th, 2023

CLASS LIMIT : 7

INVESTMENT: $375.00/ $300.00 (ALUMNI)

 

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Join us for an amazing night on Assateague Island as we capture the beauty of its night skies. We have so many unique places on the island to photograph and explore making this one fun night. I will also set up two (2) star trackers for the group to share and photograph the milky way in incredible fashion using a longer lens, with no star movement, or high ISO's. We will also be photographing the crescent moon during this workshop so make sure to bring a long lens if you have one between 200mm and 600mm. If you do not have one, please do not worry, the moon will only be up for just a short period of time giving us all night under moonless skies.

 

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WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Commercial Permit Fees                    
  • Multiple  Milky Way shooting locations 
  • Star Tracker Demonstration and imaging
  • Sunset Photo Ops
  • Time-Lapse and Star Trail demonstration and shooting
  • FREE online video tutorials     
  • How and when to use filters for landscapes
  • How to create compelling  compositions
  • Long exposure photography during the day and at night
  • Crescent Moon at sunset photo ops
  • The moon will not interfere with the milky way, or any of the night shooting we do. We will have super dark skies all night!

 

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WEATHER

Expect warm weather, although late August can often bring cool weather and very low humidity. A weather outlook will be send 7 day prior to the workshop star date. A follow up email will be send 2 days before the start date. Typical temps are in the low 80s during the day, and the mid 60's at night.

 

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LODGING
 

You can either camp at the Assateague Island National Seashore campgrounds or snag a place close by like Ocean City, Maryland. Campsites book far in advance, but they always open up, even the months, weeks and days before your specific date.

 

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CAMERA GEAR

  • DSLR's with Fully Charged batteries and Battery Charger
  • Wide Angle Lenses for the night work (14mm - 35mm - FX equiv_)
  •  Telephoto for  star tracking, crescent moon shots at sunset,  and other wildlife on the island)
  • Graduated ND filter for landscapes and sunsets ( optional, but worth it)
  • Cable release for long exposures
  • Laptop, memory card reader, and memory cards
  • Flashlight / Red Light
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Off camera flash (optional)


 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION / DISCLAIMER

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. By making your investment in this workshop, you agree to this disclaimer. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations.

 

 

 

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT OR FULL PAYMENT 

 

2023 Assateague Island Milky Way Workshop

Jeff Berkes Photography 2023