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September 2016 Program Meeting
September 1, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Focus Program Meeting – Presentation by Grant Collier on Night Photography
Grant’s presentation is called “A Shot in the Dark.”
He will focus on landscape photography at night. Grant has spent countless hours photographing natural landscapes beneath a canopy of stars, planets, and meteors. During his presentation, he will explain:
- What software, apps, and websites can help you plan your shots.
- The photography equipment needed to shoot at night.
- What shutter speeds, f-stops, ISOs, and color balance settings to use.
- How to focus your camera at night.
- The optimal moon phases to shoot under.
- How to use a flashlight to “paint” the scene with artificial light.
- How to capture star trails, where the stars appear as long lines streaking across the sky.
- How to capture images of other light sources, such as the northern lights, lava, lightning, and meteors.
- Advanced techniques you can use to improve image quality.
Grant Collier grew up in the foothills above Denver and spent much of his childhood exploring Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. After graduating from Pomona College in 1996, Grant began a photographic career that had him following, quite literally, in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, the pioneer photographer Joseph Collier. Grant traveled throughout Colorado taking photos from the exact same spots that Joseph had taken his images over one hundred years earlier. These photographs were published in the book Colorado: Yesterday & Today in 2001.
Since this time, Grant has authored ten more photography books, including “Collier’s Guide to Night Photography”, “Moab, Utah by Day & Night,” and “Colorado’s National Parks & Monuments.”
He also produces a Colorado wall calendar and a Starry Nights wall calendar, and his photography has been published in magazines across the United States and Europe.