Speaker Details: Ariel Estulin

February 4, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Speaker: Ariel Estulin – Photography After Dark: Night and Star Photography


With the rapid advance of digital camera technology, today’s cameras are capable of producing photographs that were not possible even just a few years ago. This talk is designed to show you how to get started with taking photos of the night sky.

Part 1: 1-hour long presentation of night photography, then Q&A, break 15-min

Part 2: Post Processing image examples, 20-30 minutes, followed with a 5-minute slide presentation of images of stars and night photography.

Ariel will cover:

  • gear requirements
  • planning your shoot
  • camera settings
  • finding focus and getting sharp images
  • calculating exposure
  • shooting star trails
  • light painting techniques
  • post-production techniques with live examples in Lightroom

Ariel’s Biography

An award winning photographer and photo educator.  Primarily interested in landscapes, he travels the world seeking out beauty in those wild and remote places on earth that still remain untouched by civilization and where nature commands ultimate attention.

Self-taught as a photographer, he spent time with Freeman Patterson, Canada’s renowned photographer, to learn the art of making great photographs. His training as a graphic designer continually shapes what he sees through the lens in order that elements such as light, shape and colour all work in harmony. His never-ending search for off-beat adventures have led him to explore the Himalayas of Nepal and Tibet, along with South America’s Patagonia. He feels right at home paddling his canoe or hiking in his backyard, the country of Canada.

As a photo educator, his goal is for students to come away with not just better photographs, but a better understanding of photography, better compositions and most importantly, a skill set they now have and can use on future adventures.

Non-members are welcome to attend as Club guests for a fee of $10.00