Royce Bair’s 2nd Annual 2021 Nightscaper Conference will soon be upon us. It’s taking place under the amazing night skies at Kanab, UT, on May 10-12, 2021. While the conference center limit is 150 attendees this year, there’s still the opportunity to attend virtually. To reserve your place, visit NIGHTSCAPER CONFERENCE. See below for a discount code.

In the lead-up to the conference, Royce teamed up with MilkyWayPhotographers’ Aaron King of PhotogAdventures.com to conduct seven webinars with 2021 Conference speakers.

Week by Week

Royce and Aaron began with Brad Goldpaint, the 2018 Astronomy Photographer of the Year award winner. Brad discussed how hiking the Pacific Crest Trail sparked his interest in night photography and timelapses. Most importantly, Brad tells us all why we should embrace shooting the Milky Way even when the Moon is up.

Week 2 brought Jessica Santos, aka MissJessBess, where she shares her love of blue-hour Milky Way composites discusses “Quick Editing Techniques for Blue Hour Blends.” For more on Jess, MilkyWayPhotographers’ MaryBeth Kiczenski interviewed Jess.

On Week 3, Wayne Pinkston talked about “Raising the Awareness of Nightscape Foregrounds Through Low-Level Lighting.”

Week 4, Matt Dieterich presented “Astrophotography in our National Parks.” 

Week 5 has Christine Kenyon and her “Night Sky Variety Show.”

MaryBeth Kiczenski shared “Chasing Aurora at Middle Latitudes” for Week 6.

Week 7 had Eric Benedetti and Bryony Richards, aka Utah Astrophotography, sharing how they use trackers to create “Amazing Panoramic NightScapes.”

Schedule

Here’s the webinars. Follow the links to see each talks.

2021 Nightscaper Conference poster
The 2021 Nightscaper Conference has a virtual option this year.

Now Available as Virtual

This year’s conference is available as virtual. Since the in-person option is filled, you can still attend remotely and get access to all presentations. For more information and to reserve your place, visit NIGHTSCAPER CONFERENCE. Use the discount code VIRTUAL200. It reduces the standard in-person price from $599 to the virtual ticket price of $399.

The Interviews

Brad Goldpaint

Brad Goldpaint discusses “Shooting the Milky Way with Moonlit Foregrounds.”

Jess Santos – MissJessBess

Jessica Santos (MissJessBess) discusses “Quick Editing Techniques for Blue Hour Blends.”

Wayne Pinkston

Wayne Pinkston discusses “Raising the Awareness of Nightscape Foregrounds Through Low-Level Lighting.”

Matt Dieterich

Matt Dieterich presents “Astrophotography in our National Parks.”

Christine Kenyon

Christine Kenyon discusses her “Night Sky Variety Show.”

MaryBeth Kiczenski

MaryBeth Kiczenski shared “Chasing Aurora at Middle Latitudes.”

Eric Benedetti and Bryony Richards

Eric Benedetti and Bryony Richards, aka Utah Astrophotography, discuss using star trackers to create “Amazing Panoramic NightScapes.”