Free Night Sky Photography Class

359bff30-cbc0-4439-ac3e-834b7daeb6d8Press release from BLM and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association:

Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m., in the King Range National Conservation Area. Bob Wick, of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will provide tips and techniques to photographing the stars and specifically the Milky Way.

Participants will meet at the King Range Project Office, 768 Shelter Cove Rd., in Whitethorn to carpool to the workshop site. Pre-registration is not required Participants will return to the office by 12:30 a.m.

All are welcome; however, the focus will be for intermediate photographers . To capture these nighttime shots, participants should bring a digital SLR camera that has a maximum ISO setting of 3200 and preferably higher, lens with large maximum aperture (F 2.8 or larger), capability to shoot RAW images (optimal but not required), and a sturdy tripod. If you have a camera that does not meet those parameters, you can still photograph “star trails” with a cable shutter release.

Participants should also bring a headlamp or flashlight, warm clothing, and water.

Wick is the BLM California’s Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers program manager. He is a self-taught avid landscape photographer and BLM lands are his favorite subject. Wick’s photography is often featured on BLM social media sites including Instragram and Facebook. Links can be found on the BLM California homepage at

The workshop is being presented by the BLM and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association. More information is available at the BLM King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5400 or by emailing the office at at night



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