Tech aficionados may be celebrating the new iPhone’s impressive “Night-mode” camera capabilities but capturing the Milky Way with your camera is no point and shoot proposition. You need to know the basics. Come March 5 @7pm, Woodbridge based tenants at Fox Hill Run, Forest View, Evergreen East, Evergreen Forest and Cloverleaf Gardens will jump ahead of the class when The Woodbridge Main Library presents “Under The Night Sky.”

At this free event presented by Metuchen based award-winning internationally recognized landscape/nature photo pro Imma Barrera, event attendees will gain insight into the basics of night photography. This specialized form of photo taking offers photographers the chance to capture and document scenes that few people ever see nowadays due to artificial light and air glow pollution.

The presentation will also focus on a selection of night images captured in the US as part of a current project to raise awareness about the importance of nature conservation efforts and in particular, protecting the night sky from light pollution. Preserving the night environment helps support human health and heritage and preserve wildlife habitats.

Born in Barcelona, Barrera is a graduate of the NY Institute of Photography and has exhibited her photography in a number of galleries worldwide and won several awards. One of her favorite subjects to photograph is the Milky Way and was selected as the 2019 Capitol Reef National Park’s Artist-in-Residence for her night sky photography, Shortlisted in the Landscape category of the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards’ Professional competition with her series “Under the Night Sky,” Barrera is involved in educational programs about photography. She has published a photography book about night photography in NJ and is currently working on a book about the night skies at several US national parks.

What better place to enjoy the nighttime sky than a Garden State home you’ll find by visiting the Apartment Locator page at today.