Pro tips on how to get stellar pictures of night skies
“Too many things are instant and understood. Everyone needs lifelong purpose and some mystery! Looking into the heavens certainly provides both.” — Matt Harbison
Matt Harbison is right. Without a hint of mystery and purpose, life can be a drag. And, apparently, the same applies when it comes to photography.
This Thursday, May 21, the Photographic Society of Chattanooga present an evening with commercial photographer Matt Harbison. A UTC alum and business owner, Harbison will take a few moments out of his busy life to talk about his passion: astrophotography.
Astrophotography focuses on capturing the natural beauty of the night sky. There’s a lot more than initially meets the eye, with star trails, Milky Ways and other deep-sky objects on the agenda. Yet shooting them has never been easier. Although expensive equipment and software are typically used to peer into the heavens, Harbison will reveal iPhone camera tips and tricks to give you out-of-this-world results.
He’ll also provide expertise on a variety of different photographic techniques, including how to fill the frame, show the environment, and the challenges of both horizontal and vertical shooting, all designed to help you take a picture-perfect snapshot of the stars.
This event is free and takes place at St. John United Methodist Church, 3921 Murray Hills Dr. at 7 p.m.