Welcome to Adam Block Studios, where you learn to create beautiful images of the Universe through technical proficiency and thoughtful artistry.

 

At Adam's Studios you enjoy in-depth workshop content that is unavailable anywhere else. A typical 2-3 day workshop costs $600 or more not including travel and accommodations. Here you get more material, you work at your own pace and of course from the comfort of your own home (or even on a mobile device on the go)- all for a reasonable price. Join Adam's community of image processing enthusiasts and see the difference of what going another level deeper can make. 

On this website you will find instructional videos and other materials on a handful of subjects including PixInsight, Photoshop, and CCDStack. In addition, the Cosmic Canvas is an ever-growing collection of processing sessions for individual objects (with premium data included in order to follow along). The main categories are accessible from the menu on the left. This site is designed to let you visit all of the pages and see the content of the videos even without being a member.

In order to watch the videos, you will need to become a member for that particular subject. Membership gives you access to the library of videos for that content and, in general, instant access to any new videos that are uploaded. There are also some pay-per-view options as well. Details of subscription plans and benefits can be found by following the link in the top menu.

Pixinsight Fundamentals These are the core lessons that will teach you how to use PixInsight with skill. As the PI Team add more processes and techniques new videos will be uploaded. Pixinsight Horizons This ever-growing collection of videos demonstrates the power of PixInsight through an artist's eyes. New innovations and solutions to common problems are found here. More than a step-by-step manual- Adam encourages you to think about image processing in new and exciting ways.
Dimensions Photoshop This is Adam's classic set of instructions on astronomical image processing with Photoshop. If you are a beginner, you will become a pro at using Layers and Masks. Experienced viewers will appreciate his delivery and will often be surprised by "nuggets" of technique found nowhere else. CCDStack Adam is one of the few instructors in the world that is expert in multiple image processing programs. CCDStack has an elegance in its streamline form and logic which makes it naturally suited for lessons on image processing

 

 

COSMIC CANVAS

Adam Block is something like the Bob Ross of astrophotography with these videos. He simply records the session as if you were sitting with him at the computer- from raw data to the final rendered result. There is no magic- but the deep understanding and practiced good decisions he demonstrates will certainly improve your own endeavors.