Monthly Meeting: June 2020

Date: June 16th (via Zoom)
Time: 7:00 PM

Join us on Zoom on Tuesday June 16th at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation by Lonnie Gatlin on Photographing the Milky Way. Learn how to shoot the Milky Way, including using apps for planning, camera equipment, and focusing techniques.

NOTE: This program is jointly sponsored by MoNEP and the Missouri Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA Missouri). Our thanks to IDA Missouri, which will actually be the group hosting the Zoom session for us. This session will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Lonnie Gatlin is an award winning photographer with more than 30 years of experience. Professionally, she has served as photojournalist, bio-medical photographer, writer, sports journalist and assistant broadcast news director in the St. Louis, MO area. During the World Wide Web boom in the late 1990s, Lonnie’s technical aptitude for computer technology lead her to a career change in web-based software development in the healthcare field. She has served as an applications analyst for 19 years.

Lonnie’s photography and multi-media presentations have been recognized by the American Association of Business Communicators, the American Red Cross, St. Louis Community College, and the United Way. In 2008, Lonnie won Scott Kelby’s first Worldwide Photo Walk for the St. Louis region. From 2010-2016, she won several top honors in the St. Louis Photographer’s Showcase sponsored by Studio Altius and Schillers, including showcase winner in 2012. In 2017, she won Best of Show in the Wildlife Art & Photography Exhibition. Her photos have appeared on book covers and are also are featured in a book, Nature’s Affirmations, Inspirations of Nature, by Melanie DePorter.

Today, Lonnie is best known for her astro-nightscapes, chasing the Milky Way throughout the U.S. She also teaches landscape astrophotography at Shaw Nature Reserve and her astro-nightscapes can be frequently seen in gallery shows around St. Louis.

Post Meeting Update: Lonnie’s presentation was recorded during the Zoom meeting and is available for viewing on YouTube at….

Learn to Photograph the Milky Way – YouTube

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