Welcome to Shoot the Moon!! You are going to have an amazing time with high-end telescopes and tracking mounts... you will come home with great photographs and videos of the moon, like flying over the surface showing craters and mountain ridges... make sure to bring your camera! Even with a simple iPhone or Android, you will be blown away by the detail you can see. Join me for cocktails and light appetizers at my studio on Ocean Avenue located in the charming and bustling beach town of Santa Monica. I'll teach you the tips and tricks of astrophotography and then we'll head outside to capture the magic. Crescent, half, or full, the moon is always a fascinating subject to shoot. During full moon, you will not see as many craters since the sunlight hits it frontally, so the lighting is more flat. Every phase has its unique characteristics. Use your own camera or quality smart phone in combination with my high-end equipment to shoot your very own high-resolution photos of our closest neighbor in space!
I took my first photographs of moon and planets many years ago at age 15 - using a small telescope, shooting on film from my home in Amsterdam, Holland. Now, in the digital age, it has become far easier: it is amazing how much detail you can capture with your DSLR or iPhone. My astrophotography has been published and exhibited internationally.
Light appetizers Let me know if you are on a special diet, like Vegan or Gluten Free
Cocktails and waters Feel free to share your preference and I will do my best to accommodate! Alcohol provided free of…
Telescopes and cameras You are encouraged to bring your own camera - even an iPhone will work great!
We will meet at my photography studio and gallery on Ocean Avenue, and after sunset we will go right outside or down to Santa Monica State Beach, depending on conditions.
This experience is really one to share with friends and loved ones - signing up as a team or couple is encouraged. Please note that it is weather dependent, we need clear skies. Questions are welcome!