Introducing the Pagosa Springs Photography Club: ‘Night Landscape Photography’

Photo courtesy Andy Butler
Star trails over Bullet Canyon. Andy Butler will present “Nightscape Photography” at the June 8 meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club.

By Gregg Heid | Pagosa Springs Photography Club

The June meeting of the Pagosa Springs Photography Club will be Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, 434 Lewis St.

Our program this month is “Nightscape Photography”, presented by Andy Butler.

It will be a hybrid meeting, also available on Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed to members; others who wish to attend can request the link by emailing abulter@mac.com. If you are attending in person, feel free to arrive anytime after 6 p.m. the actual presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

It’s hard not to feel a sense of wonder when gazing up at the stars on a clear, dark night. Modern digital cameras are capable of producing high quality images from long exposures in dim starlight. This allows photographers to extend landscape photography into the night, producing stunning “nightscape” images in which land and sky are important compositional elements.

In this presentation, Butler will discuss planning and photographing nighttime landscapes featuring the Moon, Milky Way, star trails, and other night sky features. Topics will include planning nightscape photos, discussing camera and lens choices, focus and exposure considerations, and using natural and artificial light to illuminate the foreground. .

The Pagosa Springs Photography Club promotes educational, social, and fun interactions among everyone who enjoys making and viewing great photography. The club sponsors educational programs and outings to help photographers hone their skills. The Photography Club membership year begins in January. For new members, the membership fee is $25 per year ($35 per family).

For more information about the club and to download a membership application, visit our website, https://pagosaspringsphotoclub.org/about/.

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