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Journey of the Seasons Workshop

A Personal Photographic Journey Through the Medicine Wheel

presented by Dr. John A. Allocca

This journey will be coordinated using email and video conferencing, which can be done from a pc or mac using Free Conference Call software. Guidance will be provided by Dr. John A. Allocca. No knowledge of photography is needed. An iPhone will be adequate.

Journey of the Seasons is a photographic journey of self discovery - a vision quest. It will begin in the spring. Then, continues into the summer, fall, and winter. It begins with questions about yourself. With a little luck, answers may come though the photographs or how they were obtained.

Our journey will follow the path of the Native American Medicine Wheel, a living tool as we travel to each direction. The attributes of the Medicine Wheel varies from culture to culture. Some common thoughts are the principle that life is a circle and that the four directions stand for North, South, East and West with Mother Earth being below and Father Sky being above. The Medicine Wheel can be seen as a mirror that lets us see inside ourselves and our society in order to develop, realize, and become our potential. As we grow, we change like the seasons, passing through the sections of the circle, learning from each direction. I have chosen the animals that seem right for this journey. I have chosen to begin in the East because it represents spring and new beginnings.

If you are interested in this journey, contact Dr. Allocca by Email. This workshop will be free. It must start in the spring.

Introduction to Astronomy and Photography Workshop

presented by Dr. John A. Allocca

Explore the universe from your home to the outer reaches of the space

Astronomy has been a wonderful and exciting aspect of human civilization since the dawn of time. Start a new adventure in your life with astronomy. Telescopes and binoculars provide you with a close view of the stars. An inexpensive telescope, spotting scope, or pair of binoculars can provide a good view of the moon, planets, Andromeda Galaxy, Orion Nebula, and more. When you look up at the stars with the naked eye, you may see six stars in a given area. When you look at the same area you may see 10x more with binoculars and 200x more with a telescope.

If you don't know anything about photography, but enjoy taking photographs, you will also learn the basics about cameras, light, composition and framing.

Topics include: Learning Astronomy, Binoculars, Telescopes and Spotting Scopes, Magnification, Field of View, Light Gathering, Tripods and Mounts, Star Charts for the Northern Hemisphere, Constellations, Moon Phases, Perspective of Earth and the Universe, Photography Basics, Astrophotography, and DSLR Astrophotography.

When and Where

Date: to be announced

Time: 2 pm - 5 pm

Place: Center Point, 202 East Main Street, Suite 102, Huntington, New York 11743

Registration: Introduction to Astronomy and Photography Workshop, Huntington, NY, date to be announced, 2 pm - 5 pm, $95

Registration includes a copy of the book "Introduction to Astronomy and Photography."