orchard milky way photo by Dan's photo instructor Steve M.

September 6 & 10 - Capture dramatic night sky photos in a rural location with nice dark skies that’s only 40 minutes away from Allentown! Instructor Steve Miller has been making extraordinary night sky photos for years, and in this special workshop, he’ll help you capture amazing photos that capture the beauty of the Milky Way, stars, galaxies, and more.

We’ll also show you ways to enhance your photos with creative lighting, long exposure techniques, and post-processing. Steve will also share insights into where to go to find darker skies, for further exploration on your own.

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Star trails Ben photo by Dan's staff member Ben M.


In class

First, we’ll cover photographic concepts to improve your night sky images, including choosing foregrounds, manual camera settings, lens choice, important relevant accessories, locating the milky way and other interesting night sky objects. We’ll show lots of examples and get you familiar with the techniques you’ll be using and the gear you’ll need to bring.

On location

Dan’s staff members Steve Miller and Phil Voystock will provide hands-on instruction to help you create amazing images, capturing the edge of own Milky Way galaxy. Then we’ll get creative painting with light and color, and try out star trail images that turn the stars into lines or arcs across the sky.

milkyway field Our dark sky destination

About our night sky site

This wonderful location was graciously made available to us through the kindness of a family friend of your instructor, Steve Miller. This spot has the least amount of light pollution anywhere within 45 minutes of the Lehigh Valley. The gravel road that bisects the farm has very little traffic or other human activity at night, so we’re not likely to be disturbed by passing headlights. And it also features wonderful distant views of the blue mountain and surrounding hillsides that are still mostly free of powerlines or many lights in the distance to distract from the stars. This is going to be a wonderful night of image making, we hope you can join us!

Register Now: $99.99

class: September 6 6:00 - 7:30pm Dan's Camera City in Allentown Please call 610-434-2313 for ticket availability
outing: September 10 8:00pm - 10:30pm farmland near Andreas, PA
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outing: September 7,
rain date Sept. 8
8:00pm - 10:30pm farmland near Andreas, PA