Astrophotography is one of the most challenging endeavors you will ever attempt.
It's often accomplished in isolation apart from family, friends or fellow enthusiasts. And because classroom instructional courses are very rare, astrophotography is often learned over time through a trial and error approach that requires perseverance, mountains of patience, serendipity and deciphering fragments of ad hoc advice obtained from online forums or through email threads.
You are not alone. Every astrophotographer, even the most seasoned expert, is constantly searching for answers to de-mystify the production of compelling, evocative images.
Magazine articles, books and DVDs can be a great source of information and advice about astrophotography. But, none of these resources approach the quality and quantity of information, instructional guidance and practical advice shared by the world's best astrophotographers when they speak at Advanced Imaging Conferences.
Since 2004, the Advance Imaging Conference has maintained a digital library featuring the best presentations from each meeting. This has been further enhanced by the addition of over 20 hours of live workshop videos that place you inside the room with the expert.
Organized by the conference year and cross referenced by topic, opening the door to this treasure-trove of higher knowledge only requires an AIC Digital Library Card.
The Advanced Imaging Conference Digital Library includes advice and readily usable information from many of the world's leading astrophotographers. Following is a small sample of the experts who have made contributions:
Accelerate your imaging skills.
Are you satisfied with your astrophotographs? Would you like to improve the quality of your exposures, increase the efficiency of your image processing skills and create more stunning pictures?
Consider how much you have invested in astrophotography hardware and software. For a fraction of that cost, the Advanced Imaging Conference Digital Library Card will enable you to take greater advantage of the technology you already own.
For only $200, the Advanced Imaging Conference Digital Library Card will provide you with the information needed to produce images that will boost your confidence and increase your sense of accomplishment- regardless of your current expertise level.
The Advanced Imaging Conference packs a tremendous amount of information into each three day meeting. However, like trying to drink from an open fire hydrant, the amount of material released at each AIC can be somewhat challenging to absorb during the event. That's why the Advanced Imaging Conference created the digital library.
Now, anyone with an AIC Digital Library Card can review and digest a vast wealth of tips, techniques and advice that will shorten your learning curve and improve your astrophotographs at your convenience.
This includes answers to questions such as:
The entire cost of your AIC Digital Library Card will be credited to your AIC 2017 registration.
The cost of an AIC Digital Library Card is $200.
Your AIC Digital Library Card will give you access to every presentation and video tutorial in the AIC Digital Library from now until October 15, 2017, shortly following the next AIC. After that date, you can renew your Digital Library Card by re-subscribing or simply by attending AIC 2017- all AIC 2017 attendees will receive a free AIC Digital Library Card that is effective until the next post-2017 Advanced Imaging Conference.
As a special promotion, 100% of your AIC Digital Library Card payment will be credited toward your registration fee for AIC 2017. AIC 2017 is scheduled for September 29-October 1, 2017 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. Please note this credit is not transferable or refundable.
So, if you attend AIC 2017, the cost for your AIC Digital Library Card will effectively be zero because your AIC 2017 registration fee will be reduced by the cost of your AIC Digital Library Card.
If you attended AIC 2015, your AIC Digital Library Card is already active at no charge.
If you attended AIC 2015, your AIC Digital Library Card is already active and will remain active until October 15, 2017, shortly following the next AIC. After that date, you may renew your AIC Digital Library Card either by subscribing for a new card or simply by attending AIC 2017- all AIC 2017 attendees will receive a free AIC Digital Library Card that will remain effective until the next post-2017 Advanced Imaging Conference.
The Advanced Imaging Conference is not just for advanced imagers or deep space astrophotographers. Many of the presentations in the AIC Digital Library are focused on helping hobbyists with beginner and intermediate skills.
And, the AIC Digital Library is not just for deep space imagers. It also includes presentations, workshop videos for producing superior planetary, solar, and cometary and TWAN style pictures.
So, whether you are brand new to the hobby or have been producing images for over a decade, the AIC Digital Library offers information and advice that can dramatically improve your next astrophotograph.