Night Sky Photography Workshops

Have you ever wished you could photograph the amazing
Australian night sky?

Michaels in conjunction with Phil Hart will show you how to shoot the night sky using your own DSLR camera and a tripod, to create inspiring images that will impress your family and friends.

Phil will teach you how to capture wide field scenes
and star trail images. You’ll also have a chance to mount
your camera and lenses on an equatorial mount that tracks
the stars to take long-exposure images of the milky way
and constellations.


Topics include:
• What is up in the night sky at different times of the year
• Optimum ISO and exposure settings for night sky
• Long exposure photography with manual and
programmable timer releases
• How to focus in the dark
• Controlling your camera’s noise reduction settings
• Photographing the moon and moonlit landscapes
• Keeping your lens free from dew on cold nights
• Timelapse video sequences of the night sky
• Image processing of night sky photos
• Equipment and techniques required for photography
through a telescope.


Two different styles of workshop are available:

Short course at michaels:
Two sessions at michaels in the city plus an evening at a semi-dark site on the edge of the city.


Long weekend in central Victoria.

Two days and three nights under dark country skies in central Victoria, two hours north of Melbourne. Limited to 8 participants.


$720 plus $40-85 per night for self-catering
holiday units.

Partners and families can also be accommodated.

Numbers are kept low for these courses to ensure everyone
can use their camera on the star tracking mounts.

Please note the class will be held in conjunction with Phil Hart and Neil Creek from the Astronomical society of Victoria.


Night Sky Photography Workshop @ michaels

This course will be held over two Friday evenings at Michael's camera store, 5:30-8:30pm Friday 4th & Friday 18th March 2011. Weather permitting, an optional third night will be arranged in between for a practical session at a dark sky site on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Night Sky Photography Weekend

This course near Nagambie in central Victoria runs for three nights, starting at 7pm Friday 1st April and finishing at 7am on Monday 4th April 2011.

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