How to take great Astrophotography and night sky photography tutorial

Winner of the Astrofest David Malin Awards Wide-Field category, photographer Phil Hart (http://www.philhart.com), shares his photography advice to show you how to shoot great photographs of the night sky and stars, space and moon.
From how to choose a sturdy tripod to setting up your camera properly, what lens to choose and where to focus, to what exposure settings to use, here are his tips for awesome night sky photography and astrophotography.

“Captured” by Moose Peterson:

Moose stops by the Googleplex to discuss his latest work, his passion for aviation, and his recent conservation trips. Moose’s work has direct impact on our world.
Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book-it’s a chronicle of more than 30 years’worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal. And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer-he’s a storyteller in both prose and pictures. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide to wildlife photography from a man who has devoted his entire career to capturing nature’s finest and most rare moments, you’ll find it here in Captured. If you’re looking to be transported into the wild to confront a grizzly bear and her cubs, stumble upon a pack of wolves, or capture an owl in flight, you’ll find it here, as well. You’ll also find a healthy dose of inspiration as the stories behind the photos are revealed as only Moose can tell them. In the end, you’ll come away with invaluable photographic techniques gained through a lifetime of experience and a new appreciation for the passion of wildlife photography. You’ll gain knowledge that you can put to use on your next excursion into the wild, your local or state park, or even your own backyard.

Art Wolfe: “The Art of the Image”

“For those who associate Art Wolfe solely with nature photography, be prepared for a startling revelation.

Drawing from 36 years of international travel, Art will delve into a vast range of subjects; from discovering the subject to elements of design and even new works. Imagery of nature, wildlife, and the world’s varied landscapes will round out the curriculum to provide the most comprehensive and imaginative class available. Utilizing his formal training as a teacher, Art dissects visual images, exploring what makes a compelling and emotionally engaging photograph. Attendees will come away with inspiration and tangible ideas for moving their photography forward.

About the Photographer: Art Wolfe is one of the most internationally acclaimed and highly published nature photographers of our time. Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. Wolfe’s photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective.

In 1978 he published his first book, Indian Baskets of the Northwest Coast ,with the late Dr. Allan Lobb, a close friend and mentor, who also gave Wolfe a start by putting the young photographer’s work into patients’ rooms at Swedish Medical Center. Wolfe was soon photographing for the world’s top magazines such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Audubon, GEO, and Terre Sauvage. Wolfe has taken an estimated one million images in his lifetime and has released over sixty books. In May 2007 Art made his public television debut with the high definition series “Travels to the Edge with Art Wolfe.” He currently spends nearly nine months a year traveling. Wolfe is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and serves on the advisory boards for the Wildlife Conservation Society, Nature’s Best Foundation, Bridges to Understanding, and is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Wolfe maintains his gallery, stock agency, production company, and digital photography school in Seattle’s Pioneer Square district.

It is in the wild places, where the edge of the earth meets the corners of the sky, the human spirit is fed. —Art Wolfe”