This will be where we list our Past Astrophotography meetings.
Tuesday November 16 at 7:00PM Arizona MST
October 19th at 7:00pm
The Speaker for the evening is Peter Zelinka, (From Ohio, a nature photographer turned Astro-photographer, with many tutorials and videos on line and plus paid courses) on low cost approaches to astrophotography, how to get started and improve.
Peter Zelinka is a nomadic nature photographer originally from Northeast Ohio. As an avid hiker and backpacker, Peter spent most of his free time exploring the forests of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Once he graduated from Youngstown State University in 2014, he took an IT job at The Vindicator, the local newspaper company. However, he quickly realized this was not how he wanted to spend his life.
In June 2016, Peter quit his full-time IT job to pursue photography. He spent the next 4 months living out of his car, traveling across the country on a 15,000-mile road trip. While living on the road was an amazing experience, he eventually got worn out. Click here to watch the full story on YouTube, and get a look at some of the amazing scenery along the way. Upon returning home, he began teaching photography lessons at a local camera store.
Peter has now spent over 4 years living out of his car and traveling across the country! In 2020 he decided to take a break and settle down in Kanab. Southern Utah has some of the darkest skies in the entire country, and few cloudy nights, making it the perfect place for an astrophotographer!
He is going to talk about astrophotography made easy! It should be appealing to a lot of folks who are either sitting on the fence thinking about doing astrophotography or want to get started without making heavy investments. If you love the objects in the sky and own a camera, Peter will have tips for getting you started and getting good results. Peter is a great educator, if you don’t know already – many of us got started watching Peter’s YouTube videos!