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Night Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines

Presented by 3 Peaks Photography at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan CO

Jul 19 2018
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Sep 17 2018
Night Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines presented by Night Photography Workshops at the Paint Mines at Paint Mines Interpretive Park, Calhan CO

Join local photographer, Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography, on an overnight adventure to photograph the night sky and the Milky Way at the Paint Mines in Calhan.

Join local photographer, Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography, on an overnight adventure to photograph the night sky and the Milky Way at the Paint Mines in Calhan.

The cost of the workshop includes hands-on instruction in the field, demonstrations of light-painting techniques, tips for editing your photos and a full evening/morning of shooting. The workshops will start before midnight and end just after sunrise (plan to stay up all night).

Schedule for June and July Workshops:

  • 10 p.m.: Check in at the main entrance to the park next to the restrooms, check gear, instruction
  • 11 p.m. until sunrise: Hike into the park, setup, photograph the night sky and sunrise
  • Leave park after sunrise

Schedule for August and September Workshops:

  • 9 p.m.: Check in at the main entrance to the park next to the restrooms, check gear, instruction
  • 10 p.m. until sunrise: Hike into the park, setup, photograph the night sky and sunrise
  • Leave park after sunrise

Workshops will be limited to 6 students and will be lead by Mike Pach with assistance from Don Savage. Keeping groups small will ensure that each participant gets the individual attention they need to learn:

  • How to photograph the Milky Way and the stars as points of light
  • How to photograph star trails
  • Light painting techniques (we will supply the lights needed)
  • How to post-process your images in Photoshop and Lightroom

Learning materials will be provided to each participant prior to each workshop.

What to bring:

  • Camera Gear:
    • Camera (your camera should be capable of shooting at 3200 or 6400 ISO in order to get photos of the Milky Way and stars as points of light)
    • Camera manual
    • Extra batteries
    • Sturdy tripod!
    • Remote
    • Lenses (lenses in the 14-24mm range will produce good results for the night sky. You will need a lens that opens to f/4.0 or larger (1.2, 1.8, 2.8, etc.) in order to photograph the stars as points of light)
  • Other Gear
    • Warm clothes (it’s best to dress in layers with insulating layers close to your body. Windproof jackets and pants are recommended to keep you warm in windy conditions)
    • Gloves and a winter hat (having these items will help keep you comfortable throughout the night)
    • Sturdy boots or hiking shoes (you will be hiking from the main parking lot into the area with the largest hoodoos)
    • Rain gear (a lightweight poncho will do fine as well as a waterproof parka and waterproof pants)
    • Headlamp/Flashlight
    • Water (it’s important to stay hydrated)
    • Snacks (bring enough to keep you going throughout the night)

Breakfast: Those wishing to stick around for the sunrise portion of the workshop can join for breakfast at a location to be determined. Breakfast meals are not included in the price of the workshop.

ADMISSION INFO

Fee: $199 per person.

Part of the proceeds go to support El Paso County Nature Centers. Call Bear Creek Nature Center to register. All participants must sign waiver below and submit prior to workshop.

Contact: (719) 520-6638

Email: michaeljpach@gmail.com

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LOCATION

Paint Mines Interpretive Park

29950 Paint Mine Rd, Calhan, CO 80808

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