Night Sky Photography Workshop, June 2016

Night Sky Photography Workshop with Stan Honda


This is an in-depth workshop about wide field night sky photography with digital SLR or mirrorless cameras (not through telescopes). How to shoot starscapes, night sky landscapes, eclipses, the moon, the sun, astronomical phenomena.



Equipment: students should have a digital SLR with changeable lenses or mirrorless/micro four-thirds camera and a tripod. Smaller point and shoot cameras usually aren’t good for this kind of photography.

Class 1-June 8: Composition, planning: will cover the beauty of the night sky, composition, planning shots, using charts and software.

Class 2-June 15: Camera/equipment: will discuss camera settings, shooting techniques, lenses and equipment. Bring camera to class.

Class 3-June 22: Processing: will demonstrate computer processing of the images, adjusting brightness, color and making star trails with digital files. Optional: bring laptop computer to class.

Class 4: Shooting: a field trip to a site outside the city will allow students to photograph the night sky.


Instructor: Stan Honda is a professional photographer based in New York City. He has spent over 34 years as a photojournalist covering national and international stories, the last 17 years for Agence France-Presse. He now concentrates on independent projects including the night sky and gives workshops in New York and the southwest. Stan is a board member of the AAA and writes a photography column for Eyepiece.

See Stan’s pictures at: , or follow him on Instagram or Facebook.

Time:  classes start at 6:30 PM and go until 8:30 PM.

Location: all classes are held at Cicatelli Center, 505 8th Ave, at 35th St. in Manhattan, 20th Floor (except 4th class, location to be determined).

Registration Fee: $60, members only. If you are not an AAA member yet, please become a member first.

Registration:  CLOSED