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.
Skills CoveredMy 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.
RAW file conversion
Luminosity Control / Making the Stars Pop
Contrast and levels controls
Noise Reduction and sharpening
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 FormatI 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
LogisticsExtras: 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.
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
Sunday December 15th @ 6PM PST
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.