Trip Type: Photography, Art & Yoga Classes
Date: September 11-13, 2020 (2 Days)
Group Size: 10
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The night sky over Grand Canyon reveals a cascade of luminous stars and planets. These ancient constellations have shaped the arts, sciences, and ideas across the millennia.
Don’t put your camera away after the sun sets! There’s a whole different park to photograph when the stars come out, and you don’t need a telescope. This course will discuss and demonstrate various techniques and camera settings necessary to photograph the Milky Way, the moon, the stars, and other objects in the night sky.
Meet at Community Building in Grand Canyon Village for a class orientation and introductions.
Discuss: Composition, Visualization, Exposure, Focus, Working in the dark, Apps for Planning.
Depart for in-field night shoot. Continue discussions in the field.
Theme: Composition, Visualization, Exposure.
Meet at Community Building.
Discuss: Image Processing, RAW files, how to look at images, star trails, critique of photos from previous night.
Depart for in field night shoot. Continue discussions in the field.
Theme: Continuing composition, visualization, critical image analysis.
Meet at Community Building.
Discuss: Image Processing of participant’s work, review of techniques and class material.
Closing words and class evaluation.
Theme: Creative decision making, more planning.
Stan Honda is a photographer with 34 years of photojournalism experience in New York City and southern California. During the past few years, he has been working on wide-angle night sky landscapes and other astronomical images taken in locations around the world and even in New York City. He has been a National Park Service artist-in-residence in six national parks, including the Grand Canyon and has presented talks and workshops at Rocky Mountain NP, the Flagstaff Star Party and other locations.
Stan’s night sky landscapes have appeared on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, CBS Morning News, Sky and Telescope magazine and Yahoo News. Reports by Chaco Culture National Historical Park and Flagstaff Area National Monuments containing his photos have led to Dark Sky Park designation for the two national parks
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Our family’s experience was nothing short of amazing! "Slim" provided a perspective we would have never been able to get on our own and we learned so much. Her passion for the Canyon and what she does came through too, which made our time something we’ll never forget!”
The guides were awesome – so educational and patient!!! Encouraging & helpful in every way. Such an amazing first visit to the canyon – Life changing to have experienced the GC up close & personal… Thank you so much!”
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