Astrophotography for Beginners with Erik Kuna

Expand your photographic horizons with telephoto astrophotography! Join Erik Kuna with another astrophotography course with a focus on photographing nebulas, star fields, the moon, and the planets from a beginner’s perspective.

You probably have all the gear you’ll need (except for a star tracker), and Erik will take you through the fundamentals to get you out shooting.

In this class you’ll learn the terms and considerations for deep sky astrophotography, the importance of starting simple, how to select a star tracker, planning for the weather and moon phases, focusing on sharpness, mastering exposure, dealing with light pollution, stacking final images, and so much more!

What can you expect to get out of this class? Find out below!

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction
  2. Deep Sky Astrophotography
  3. Location
  4. Start Simple
  5. Principles of the Night Sky
  6. Selecting a Star Tracker
  7. Weather and Moon Phases
  8. Mobile Apps
  9. Focusing for Sharpness
  10. Mastering Exposure
  11. Dealing with Light Pollution
  12. Other Considerations
  13. Stacking and Combining Images
  14. Shooting the Moon: Planning
  15. Shooting the Moon: Gear
  16. Shooting the Moon: Settings
  17. Shooting the Moon: Wide Shots
  18. Shooting the Moon: Phases
  19. Shooting Planets

Watch Erik Kuna’s latest class—it’s a beginner’s guide to the stars!

Erik Kuna

Erik is the Vice President of Operations for KelbyOne, and a passionate Rocket Launch photographer. His goal is to create images that help educate people about the space industry and inspire them to learn more about the beauty of space exploration. His passion was ignited in 2015 by seeing the SpaceX Falcon 9 booster land successfully. He felt like from that moment, he had to be part of documenting and capturing the beauty and inspiration of spaceflight and has never looked back. He has recently pushed his work farther by working with Plotaverse to heighten his images with motion.