Astrophotography and Extreme Weather Workshop 9-15-18 Van Meter, Iowa

Come join us for a day of fun learning in Van Meter, Iowa as Photographers / Storm Chasers Willard Sharp and Mike Cox host a day of Astrophotography and Extreme Weather Photography education!

We’ll gather at Trindle Park Shelter #1 just south of Van Meter at 9am, where after introductions, Mike will start off the day by sharing some of his photography experience and knowledge during his 20+ years of capturing Extreme Weather across the Central USA.  After soaking in some knowledge, we’ll hold a short hands on session where you’ll try out and practice such things as: leveling your horizon, compositions, focusing, and more; so be sure to bring your camera! 

After a break for lunch (on your own) we’ll gather together once again together where Willard will take helm and educate you on things he has learned in his years of shooting the beautiful night skies.  After dinner (on your own) and weather permitting, those interested can then join Mike and Willard at nearby Badger Creek (exact location will be announced during class) for a hands on Astrophotography shoot. 

This basic to intermediate level workshop is tailored for all ages!  Those looking to get into photography has a hobby whether young or old are encouraged to attend!  The shelter house location features handicap accessibility as well as modern restroom facilities.  Picnic tables are provided, but please feel free to bring you own lawn chair for better comfort.  Due to the location constraints, class size is being limited to 25 attendees.

To Register:  Select the number of registrations and click the “add to cart” button to be taken to Paypal to finish the checkout process.  Important – You can register for the class without a Paypal account by simply using your credit / debit card.  Also, please list the names of all attendees in the appropriate box during check out.  We hope to see you there!

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8:30am: Event site opens

9:00a-12:00p: Extreme Weather Photography with Mike Cox

12:00p – 1:00pm:  Lunch (on your own)

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Astrophotography with Willard Sharp

4:00pm – 8:00pm: Dinner (on your own)

8:00pm: Meet at Badger Creek State Park (weather permitting, specific location will be announced during class)