2023 OUTER BANKS MILKY WAY MADNESS

LYRID METEOR SHOWER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

 

CAPE HATTERAS NAT'L SEASHORE |  NORTH CAROLINA

APRIL, 20 - 23, 2023

CLASS LIMIT : 7

INVESTMENT: $1,250/ $1,000 (ALUMNI)

 

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This workshop will take place in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina.  We will have the opportunity to photograph some iconic landmarks of the OBX during our stay. On this workshop we will capture star trails, the milky way, timelapse videos, night sky panoramas and learn how star trackers work with astrophotography. We will also be here to view and photograph the annual Lyrid Meteor Shower which peaks on our last night!  We will also visit some other locations for milky way shots along the beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses and other areas along the atlantic coast as well. 

The daytime hours will be spent catching up on some sleep, downloading your images and recharging our inner batteries, and camera batteries! If interesting weather is around during the day like thunderstorm activity, will may also opt to throw in some storm chasing to capture the dramatic weather at the coastal locations. Flexibility is key!  Video tutorials are also available to help you with my simple editing techniques for your night sky images.

 

WORKSHOPS INCLUDES

- Milky Way Photography, Star Trails, timelapse and panoramic images

- Photography at Bodie Island Lighthouse and Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

- Illuminating a scene at night for timelapse photography

- Shipwreck photography

- Sunset Photo Shoots

- Commercial Permits

- How to photograph a meteor shower tips

- How to set up and use a star tracker 

- Post Processing of images / Field Editing / Multiple Shooting Locations

- Information packets on Night Sky Photography Tips, Gear, and Techniques

 

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WEATHER

A weather outlook email will be sent to all registered participants leading up to the workshop. Clouds or no clouds the workshop will still be run as usual,  there are so many photographic opportunities to explore in any type of weather. A thunderstorm may sound bad, but a lighthouse with a huge lightning bolt and the milky way is another beautiful creature in itself. Be prepared for anything! We have 3 nights to work with. Day time temperatures are typically in the low to mid 80s and 60's at night.

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CAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE BEAMSCAPE HATTERAS LIGHTHOUSE BEAMS

 

LODGING

You can make sleeping arrangements near Bodie Island Lighthouse the first 2 nights and near Cape Hatteras the last night. You could also choose a spot in between these locations.

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Frisco PierThe Frisco Pier was removed by the National Park Service in 2018. BODIE ISLAND NIGHTSCAPEBODIE ISLAND NIGHTSCAPE

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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 angle lens a tripod and a cable release. Please view the Workshop Overview for more information.

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DEPOSIT

A non-refundable deposit is due reserve your spot. If you have to cancel the workshop at any time, you will be credited the amount towards a future workshop with us. If you rather pay be check please contact is here.

 

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Lyrid Meteor over Bodie Island LighthouseLyrid Meteor over Bodie Island LighthouseNorth Carolina, 2013

 

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. Your invested in this workshop accepts these terms. 

 

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For more information please contacts us here at [email protected]

 

 

2023 Lyrid Meteor Shower and Milky Way

 


                      WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF