Nightfall features a premium workshop on Saturday and free presentations throughout Friday and Saturday. The premium workshop requires a fee, preferably paid in advance. Space is limited but if seats are still available, the fee may be paid at the door.
For this year’s astrophotography workshop, we have secured the expertise of Eric Blackhurst. Eric earned degrees in the visual arts and industrial-scientific imaging at UCSD and the Brooks Institute of Photography, respectively. He believes the act of photographing the unseen objects and structures of the universe offered a far deeper set of challenges than more traditional genres, creating both opportunity to continue developing technical knowledge of photography and to share this with friends, colleagues and those who are new to the discipline. Formerly with OPT, Eric recently moved to PlaneWave Instruments, the distinguished manufacturer of professional-grade corrected Dall-Kirkham telescopes, among other things. He has presented at the Advanced Imaging Conference (AIC), the premiere astrophotography conference in the world, and has spent much of his career educating people about astrophotography.
Eric’s presentation will take place on Saturday, October 21st from 10AM to 4PM with a 2-hour break from 12-2PM. We’re refining the exact topic but it will likely focus on the hugely popular field of landscape astrophotography and image processing. You don’t need to bring anything but feel free to bring a notepad, tablet or laptop to take notes. Please be sure to mute your devices before the presentation begins.
We’ve been fortunate at Nightfall to have the likes of Richard Wright, Jr., Mike Unsold, Neil Fleming, Warren Keller, Adam Block and many other familiar names join us to share their knowledge and love for astronomy and astrophotography. Checkout the archives page for more information on previous Nightfall presenters.