Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshops | Dave Morrow Photography

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshops


Update January 6th, 2014

Michael Shainblum and I just launched our new website www.LearnStarPhotography.com which is solely dedicated to night sky & star photography education, tutorials, mentoring and workshops. We also just finished recording brand new video tutorials which take you through both of our star photography post processing workflows from start to finish and even provide you with the RAW picture files to follow along at home! Head on over and check it out:) Enjoy

Overview

So you're ready to fully unleash the power of Photoshop/Lightroom &  take your star photography post processing to the next level? I have designed an efficient and affordable online group workshop that will teach all of the necessary skills required to process a broad range of night photographs. Together we will be post processing some of my favorite star shots and learning each of the skill sets provided below along the way. Full details and sign-up info included below.

For anyone that is more interested in learning at their own pace I also provide video tutorials covering my full star photography post processing workflow. Full Details at the link below.
Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial.

Or check out my Learn Photography Page which provides links for all of my free and paid photography tutorials!


Skills Covered

My entire star photography post processing workflow including the following programs and topics.

Please keep in mind this is an intermediate skill level class. Some knowledge of Photoshop & Lightroom is required as described below.

Adobe Lightroom:
RAW file conversion
Color correction
Luminosity Control / Making the Stars Pop
Contrast and levels controls
Noise Reduction and sharpening

Adobe Photoshop:
Digital Blending
Creating and using Luminosity Masks (This is what really makes the stars come to life)
Selective sharpening (stars only)
Selective noise reduction (dark noisy areas only)
Final Color Correction
Final Edit (Free Transform, artistic cropping)
Artistic Vignette / Presentation


Learning Format

I will be teaching this workshop in the form of a Google Hangout sharing my screen for you to watch as I process a camera RAW file of the Milky Way. This RAW file will be provided to everyone so you can follow along and process the picture with me covering all of the topics provided above.  Along the way we will stop for questions, discussion and further learning.

Minimum Requirements: ( Running current software updates )
A pair of headphones and/or a good microphone ( to prevent feedback )
Adobe Lightroom 3 or 4 ( LR4 is what I use and is preferred )
Photoshop CS4 or above ( CS6 is what I use and is preferred )
A basic knowledge of Lightroom Develop Module
A basic knowledge of Photoshop basic masking and brushing techniques.

Other helpful tools that aren’t required, but very helpful:
1) An extra screen. This allows you to watch me on one, and post process on the other.
2) Adobe Bridge


Logistics 

Extras: A free copy of my Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorials ( 25$ Value )
You will also get a 16% Discount Code for Tony Kuyper's Luminosity Mask Actions which I use to post process all of my photos, including star shots. You do not need these for the class, but I will give you a brief overview of how they work during the class.

Cost: 39.99$
Please select the time / date below for payment. I accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal transfers.

Maximum Participants: 9 ( When the class is sold out, the PayPal button will no longer accept payments. ) Please email me to be placed on the waiting list.

Length: 90-120 minutes


I will be out traveling in the coming months and will not be teaching online. You're welcome to drop your email in the sign up form below and I'll send you a quick reminder when new workshop dates are up! And No, I won't SPAM you;)



Sunday December 15th - SOLD OUT
Sunday October 27th - SOLD OUT
August 4th - SOLD OUT
May 4th - SOLD OUT
March 2nd - SOLD OUT
February 6th - SOLD OUT
January 4th - SOLD OUT


Cancellation Policy: 

I do not have a cancellation policy for this class, the tuition is non-refundable upon purchase. Students that arrive to the class later than 10 minutes after the start time will not be accepted since we will already be well into the learning session. You are welcome to sell your spot to someone if you can not make it, but rescheduling to a future date as makeup will not be allowed. Please make sure to alert me if you sell your workshop spot or will not make it to the workshop for which you have signed up. Thanks for reading my cancelation policy, and feel free to email me if you have any further questions on it.

Here are a few examples of my star photography shots or you can see my Full Star Portfolio.
When We Were Stars - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
The Night Watch- Ruby Beach, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
The Dream Catcher - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know.  Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
Galaxy Number 9read more about my trip to Lake Tahoe at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |
Nothing's ShockingCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |
Swing and MissCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |
Chasin' the PerseidsCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |Shoot Me to the StarsCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |

24 comments:

  1. Dave,
    This sounds great! Too bad I'll be on the other side of the Pacific when you are hosting this. I'll try to get some good shots from the South Island of NZ for you.

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  2. I can't say you will be missing out in that location, Enjoy it! I'll be hosting another one in a few weeks. People seem to be really interested, just keep an eye out on my website or any other social platform.
    Cheers
    Dave

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  3. Hi Dave, How long is this Workshop?

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  4. Dave,

    How are things going?? I don't know if you still remember me, we exchanged a few emails in the past (Tucson, AZ). You have great stuff as usual, and your star shots are amazing. I will see if I can make the April 7th group.

    I will let you know as soon as i can. I will try to get some shots around here so i have at least a few things to work on.

    Talk soon, keep up with the great work!

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  5. @4ba20a42b29f02f7e575cdc68962c95e:disqus of course I do:) Love your photos. Sounds good man, really glad you're diggin the shots. That would be awesome to have you, make sure to let me know if you have any questions! Cheers.

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  6. Dave,

    I just discovered your site after reading a news story about your stunning Mt. Renier pic on my iPhone. I'm blown away! These are the best night/star shots I've ever seen! As soon as I have 40 bucks, you can be sure I'll be signing up for the next available workshop. Thank you so much for your amazing art, and for making it available at a decent resolution so that we can continue to marvel at it. :-) Can't wait to post a link on my Facebook page for others to enjoy!

    Bob

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  7. @9250d5ff96b1f9c27eba335516373cc1:disqus great to hear, really happy that you like my photos:) Sounds good I will be providing some more dates coming soon. Outdoor workshop season is on it's way so I may cut down a bit on my online sessions, but will make sure to provide a few. Email me if you have any questions... David.R.Morrow32@Gmail.com. Have a good one!

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  8. I just completed Dave Morrow's online night sky star processing workshop in a Google hangout. Dave initially covered many areas using Lightroom 4 and then finalized everything in PS CS6. His instructions are very detailed and well explained as he's evidently well versed in using both programs. We learned many methods of adjustments and the use of different types of masks, especially the use of luminosity masks to maximize the stars and minimize noise. It was one heck of a learning experience and to see the transformation of what the original raw file looked like and go to the final photo was truly amazing. Now we're all inspired to get out there and shoot the night sky even more. Thanks Dave for an excellent workshop. I give this 6 stars !

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  9. Thank you @4378254cfe372e57838942a0ae938199:disqus! Really glad you enjoyed the workshop:)

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  10. Looking forward to the next, couldn't make last Sunday :(

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  11. @facebook-771903614:disqus no worries, I will have another very soon. I am actually updating the page tonight. If you send me an email to David.R.Morrow32@Gmail.com I will add you to the Online Workshop List and email you as soon as it is up:) Thanks for your interest... Talk soon!

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  12. Just updated with a new date of May 26th. Hopefully that will work for you.

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  13. Henrique GláuberJuly 29, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    David, What a wonderful pictures! You got a Brazilian Fan now! Great Job!!!

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  14. hey @Henrique Gláuber nice to meet you! Awesome, great to hear:) Glad you like the pics

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  15. It was great to watch Dave demonstrate his night sky post processing and follow along with Lightroom and Photoshop. Definitely lots to learn but he gives you all the tools you'll need to go forward. Can't wait to practice and try this out on my own photos.
    Thanks, Dave!

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  16. Michael McDermottAugust 8, 2013 at 6:25 AM

    If you are into star photography, this is the place to be, excellent instruction. I'll probably take another tutorial from Dave since my computer connection was lousy (not Dave's fault it was on my end), but what I got I will for sure be using.

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  17. Thanks so much for the kind words @Michael McDermott much appreciated!

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  18. @Steff glad you found some good stuff in there. Make sure to share your pics:) Thanks again for the great msg!

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  19. happy workshop attendee here : ) you'll be amazed at the results you'll get - and learn some new PS tricks to boot!

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  20. Most excellent workshop with hands on experience taught me a lot

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  21. Cheers @Myer really glad you enjoyed it:)

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  22. awesome @SDsc0rch good times, glad you picked up some tricks!

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  23. cant wait to start!

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