The ultimate Stars and Milky Way astrophotography workshop.
The stars and planets have impressed mankind throughout history. We have always looked up to admire the majestic beauty offered by the universe and all the hidden mysteries. While gazing at the Milky Way is wonderful in itself, photographing it turns this into a magical experience. With a camera, we are able to capture details beyond what the eyes can see.
If you’ve ever thought about learning how to shoot the Milky Way stars with great natural foregrounds, you won’t want to miss this opportunity.
Pro photographers instructors George Triantafillou and Karolin Schild offering you an incredible learning experience under the night skies in some of their favourite locations.
We will start by having a look at some of the optimal camera settings for
Stars and Milky Way photographs.
Capturing the night sky requires excellent technique and fundamental
Knowledge. By joining this Stars and Milky Way astrophotography workshop you’ll be guided in the techniques needed as well as learning how to capture some amazing Milky Way photographs.
- Master your Night-time Stars and Milky Way Long Exposure Photography Skills.
- The gear you’ll need.
- How to set the tripod correctly to prevent any vibration.
- Finding focus and getting sharp images at night.
- How to Find The Milky Way at Night
- Shooting star trails
- Shooting the milky way
- Understand noise reduction (how and when to use it).
- Camera modes and basic principles. ISO ratings and how it impacts on your images.
- Understand the differences between shutter speed/aperture/ISO/white balance, and more.
- The relationship between aperture and shutter speed.
- Composition techniques
We are very lucky to live in Australia, which is ranking one of the top places to photograph the Milky Way, due to low population density and it’s rural outback. As Earth travels and rotates around the Sun, sometimes of the year the Milky Way is better to witness than others. Also called the galactic core.
- In the Northern Hemisphere, the core is visible from March to October, with prime viewing times from late April till late July.
- In the Southern Hemisphere, you’re at an advantage as you can see the core from February till October, with the prime time being June and July.
- A dark sky
- A moonless night
- Away from light pollution
- The right time of the year
- A camera (We use Canon EOS 6D, Canon 5DSR or Canon 1DX DSLR)
- A wide angle lens
- A trigger (remote controller)
- A very stable tripod (We use Sirui W-2204, Gitzo GT3542L or Really Right Stuff RRS TVC-4X)
All experience level welcome.
Photographers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
What to bring also:
Your widest angle lens or zoom (eg. 24mm – 70mm, 16mm to 35mm) which are best for night-time photography.
A stable tripod.
A remote shutter release if you have one.
At least 2-3 fully charged camera batteries.
Empty memory cards.
Head torch will be handy or a red-light torch (if you have one). or both!
Camera manual if you are not familiar with your camera settings.
Warm clothes - It's best to dress in layers with insulating layers close to your body. Windproof jackets and pants are recommended to keep you warm in windy conditions.
Gloves and a winter hat - It's not unusual for temperatures to drop down.
Sturdy boots or hiking shoes.
Water - It's important to stay hydrated at high altitudes.
-Food and snacks (some provided.)
• Intensive supervision by the workshop leaders
• Coffee and water
* Travel insurance
* Camera equipment and Items of personal needs
We reserve the right to make any changes to the program as a result of the weather. It is a trip into nature and unfortunately, we have no control over the weather conditions on site. A superior and cautious behaviour to minimize the risk of injury is our first priority. Nevertheless, we would like to mention that all travel activities are at your own risk.
Insurance is in the responsibility of each travel participant. As the organizer and workshop manager, we are excluded from any liability. The workshop is conducted in all weather conditions. By registering for this course the participant confirms that he has understood this important information and thus accepts this clause.
• Reschedule to another workshop.
MEET THE TEAM TO TAKE YOU THERE!
REGISTER FOR OUR COURSE TODAY! BEFORE THE NEXT SUNSET
ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
If the dates don’t suit you, then consider doing a Top of the Class one-on-one Private Home Tutoring or in a practice-based environment photography session to your needs. They can be a lot better as well. If you think that would suit you then click here.