This workshop will focus on capturing both the Milky Way and Star Trails. Yes, it is possible to capture the stars in New Jersey and we will cover how to identify the North Star, and how to capture and process the trails. We will also learn how to take images of the Milky Way as a single shot or stacking for noise reduction. Last, we will discuss how to process those images. This is a hands-on workshop and it will take place at night and at a suitable location possibly by the shore.
Equipment: A camera with interchangeable lenses, such as a DSLR or mirrorless camera, a wide-angle lens with a large aperture (f/2.8 or lower is usually recommended for best results but it can be tried with bigger numbers depending on sky conditions) and a tripod.
About the Instructor
Born in Barcelona, Imma Barrera is a landscape and nature photographer based in Metuchen NJ. She is a graduate of NY Institute of Photography and has exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide and won several awards. One of her favorite subjects to photograph is the Milky Way and was selected as the 2019 Capitol Reef National Park's Artist-in-Residence for her night sky photography, In addition, she was shortlisted in the Landscape category of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition with her series “Under the Night Sky”. She is involved in educational programs about photography and seminars to raise awareness about the need to protect our natural treasures. She is currently working on a book about the night skies in NJ and another covering several US national parks.