Introduction to Astrophotography
I hope you are finding ways to make the most of these hot summer days. If it’s too hot during the day to get out with your camera, why not try some Night Photography? Please join us on Thursday, July 20th, at 7:00 pm, for our next meeting which will feature Astrophographer Jerry Moreno who will share and inspire you with his beautiful night sky images, and let you in on how he captures them.
7:00 – 7:20 Welcome, Introductions, and Member News
7:25 – 8:15 Program: Introduction to Astrophotography with Jerry Moreno
8:20 – 9:00 Critiques: Duplicate/Pairs
Introduction to Astrophotography with Jerry Moreno
Jerry Moreno was born in Mexico, and immigrated to the US in 1999. He has been living in Dripping Springs since moving to the USA. His passion for photography began in 2012 when he was at a cousin’s wedding, which was in the middle of nowhere. He tried to capture pictures of stars using nothing but his hands as a tripod but the results were disappointing. That night Jerry went online and bought a tripod and shutter remote. He became greatly interested in Astrophotography in the summer of 2015 and it is all he has done for the past 2 years. Jerry received First place in the Texas Night Sky Festival in 2016, and was a runner-up in 2017. Jerry is also a member of Photographers of Dripping Springs (PODS), our sister photography club.
Dues for 2017 are $12.
New members joining after the first of the year will pay a prorated amount. You may pay by check at the next meeting or mail to our treasurer, Winifred Simon, at 600 Red Hawk Road, Wimberley, TX 78676, or pay using PayPal.
For this month’s critiques, please send 2 images that convey pairs, or two of something – and you may be creative with this topic.
You may submit up to 2 images. Please resize them to 2,000 pixels on the long side, with a resolution of 72, and name them 1FirstName_LastName.jpg, 2FirstName_LastName.jpg. Remember, when showing your images, you may ask for a critique or suggestions for improvement from members, or simply “show and tell” your image.
Please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, July 18th, so Jørgen will have time to prepare them for the meeting.
- If you have a Facebook account, you may join our club’s Closed Group page and keep up with current member news as well as postings of Calls for Entry that you may wish to enter, or share other important or interesting information with our group. Go to HCPC Members. You must be a paid member to post and use this account. It is the easiest and best way to keep current on photo opps and member news. Carolyn Whiteside is the administrator of this page – thank you Carolyn!
- You may also send a write-up of Accomplishments and Awards information that you would like to share on our website by submitting your information in a concise manner, and email to Art Arizpe at email@example.com.