Night Sky Photography

Brief Description: The Night Sky SIG is for interested CCC members to explore photographing the night sky: the Milky Way, the moon, and special astral events.

Prerequisite: To get started, all you need is a digital camera capable of manual exposure, a wide-angle lens, a tripod, a small flashlight and probably some bug repellent. As with many fields in photography, you can make it a lot more complex with some specialized gear, but you can capture beautiful shots with just the basics listed above.

Group Leader: Dick Snyder

Max. # of club members: There is no restrictions on the size of this group.

Location, day & times of meetings: The plan is to have classroom sessions to discuss techniques, equipment, and sky charts and other planning tools. Those meetings would be followed by field trips to some of the nearby after-dark locations such as Cape Henlopen State Park, Assateague Park in Maryland and maybe other venues we become aware of. The plan is to meet monthly (or more frequently if cosmic events warrant it) at a venue as yet to be determined.

Expected outcomes from meetings: Learn techniques for photographing the night sky.