B-SIG – Jan 2021 Meeting

January 23, 2021 @ 10:00 am
Online via Google Meet
B-SIG - Jan 2021 Meeting @ Online via Google Meet

Sat Jan 23, 2021 BSIG Presentation – 10:00 am via Google Meet

Speaker: Mike Shaw

Topic: Landscape Astro Imaging – Precision Night Photography Planning w/Full Moon & Milky Way Case Studies

The next BSIG is scheduled for Jan. 23rd at 10:00 am. Landscape imager extraordinaire Mike Shaw will be presenting then.

The link to join the event will be posted on the MAS home page at


Unlike many other forms of photography, consistently successful night photography requires advance planning. Heading out without a clear idea of what it is you intend to photograph can lead to many missed opportunities and disappointment. After this webinar, you will be able to confidently say, “Never again!”

Specifically, you’ll begin by learning what is a night shooting plan, why you need one and how to create your own. You’ll then learn the details of how to precisely plan almost any night photography image, including the full moon, the Milky Way, constellations, and more. You’ll see how to harness the power of your own, personal digital photography assistant (your cellphone or tablet) to plan exactly when and where to set up your tripod; and determine not only what focal length lens to use and exposure settings, but also the exact compass direction and elevation angle to capture your perfect shot.

Finally, you’ll see just how easy it is to search the next ten or one hundred years to find the dates and exact times when your dream image is even possible!

This talk will mostly use the “PlanIt! Pro” app, although many capabilities are also possible with “PhotoPills” and “The Photographers Ephemeris.”