Astro_Landscape Photography - Rick Whitacre

The event was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

Location:  River of Life Christian Church, Fellowship Hall, 
                  1177 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara, CA 95054

When:  Tuesday.  March 3, 2020 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM

Astro-Landscape Photography

Astro-landscape photography is the art of combining land-based foreground elements with the moon, stars, planets, comets and other heavenly bodies to create compelling images. 

Most aspects of Astro-landscape photography will be covered in this talk, including photographing star-trails, the Milky Way, auroras, comets, eclipses, and much more. We will cover lens selection, camera settings, tips, and safety considerations. There will be many examples and plenty of time for questions. There will also be a show-and-tell of Rick's favorite equipment.


About Rick Whitacre

My passion is to create images that grab the viewer’s eye and compel them to explore the photographs in more detail. I try to express in my photographs the awe and inspiration I feel when viewing a scene. I love the outdoors, especially unspoiled wildernesses and specialize in scenes from the national and state parks. Recently, my work has expanded to include night and star photography to help convey the expanse and magnitude of our natural world.

I became interested in photography in 2009 while preparing for a trip to New Zealand. I began reading everything I could find on photography and began taking pictures whenever possible. I have taken several classes at West Valley Community College and participated in local workshops. I also joined the Los Gatos / Saratoga Camera Club and began competing in 2010.

I am a former President of the Los Gatos - Saratoga Camera Club and a member of Maverick Photographers, a group of documentary and fine art photographers in the Bay Area.

More info on my photos can be found here on flickr.



Admission is $25 at the door.  Free for 101 photo club members.
Pre-register [click here to register now] to receive a $5 discount on the admission fee.



Primary Location

1177 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, CA 95054

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