Online Workshops via Google+ video chat!
How can I take an online workshop?
Google+ offers a free video chat service called ‘hangouts’. This enables users to communicate through video chat in real time. You’ll need a working computer with a webcam, headset, and a Google+ profile. Google+ service and ‘hangouts’ are free. For more info on ‘Google Hangouts,’ click HERE.
What are the advantages to online workshops?
For those who are unable to meet me here in the Pacific Northwest or unable to travel, this gives you an alternative method to take a landscape astrophotography workshop. Although I will not be out in the field with you, I’m confident I can teach you all you need to know to successfully capture the night sky.
Will I be able to see your computer screen during the workshop and post processing tutorial?
Yes! Google+ features a tool called ‘screenshare’. This enables me to share my screen with you and you share your screen with me. It is very easy to use and will be a powerful tool for the workshop.
Is this similar to watching a pre-recorded movie?
NO! You will be talking and speaking with me directly in real time.
How many sessions comes with an online workshop?
An online workshop includes 4 sessions:
1.) Comprehensive understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, meteor showers, moon cycles, etc.), camera gear/settings, how to focus your lens at night, understanding noise reduction, Star trails, time-lapse, light painting. etc. (2-3 hours long)
2.) Post processing still images (2-3 hours long) We can either wait to edit images that you have taken or use some of mine. Either way, we will be editing the same files together.
3.) Production and processing of time-lapse videos – (2-3 hours long)
4.) Questions and review
How long does each session last?
See parentheses above. Depending on what we’re covering, each session will last approximately 2-3 hours. The benefit of online workshops is that we can choose when each session will be. For example, if you have a busy week and need to postpone for a few days, not to worry, we will pick up where we left off.
Can I record our session or take screen shots:
No, this is not allowed during the online workshop. Each participant will be required to sign a contract before the workshop can begin. I encourage all participants to take notes and ask questions during our sessions.
Will other participants be joining in during the session?
Initially, similar to my in-field workshops, it will remain private so that I can give you my full attention without interruption.
Who can signup?
Online workshops are NOT available to participants who reside less than 400 miles from Central Oregon.
What you will be learning:
• Comprehensive understanding of the night sky (Earth’s orbit, location of the Milky Way, meteor showers, moon cycles, etc.)
• Advanced camera gear and settings
• How to focus your lens at night
• How to capture the night sky (Comprehensive tutorial of capturing the Milky Way, star trails, long exposures, etc.)
• Noise reduction (how and when to use it)
• Working with light pollution
• Photographing the moon and moonlit landscapes
• Light painting techniques
• Time-Lapse photography and production
• Advanced post processing techniques
Private Online Landscape Astrophotography Workshop including 4 sessions: $399
Fees are non-refundable. We will schedule each session to accommodate schedules.
How do I schedule an online workshop?
Contact me by filling in the contact form below with the date you would like the workshop to begin and the location/time-zone you are located.