5:30 hours in total - 2 intensive classes: theory (3hs) and practice (2.30hs)
Snacks, study material and post-workshop support
What's not included?
Transportation to practice location (you can share a vehicle with another participant), meals
When night comes everything changes, what seemed to be uninteresting suddenly turns into something wonderful thanks to the lack of sunlight. That, accompanied by the stars, makes us see the sky with new eyes; we can start to think about new compositions to shoot, including the Moon or the Milky Way in our framing, as well as the different planets and constellations we find in the night sky.
You will learn how to take pictures at night in different light situations, be it with or without Moon (trying to avoid light pollution). This can be achieved with good planning and observation of the scene during the day and finally taking the shots at night.
Who is this workshop for?
The workshop is for people who want to improve their photography skills by taking pictures in extremely low light situations, using full manual mode with long exposure and learning about basic astronomy.
- How to use the camera in manual mode
- A camera with manual mode, manual focus and 30 second exposure
- Not sure if you can participate with your camera? Send me the make and model and I'll find that out for you
- A wide angle lens (the 18-55 kit lens works fine)
- A tripod
- A flashlight (ideally a one with red light)
Currently I am teaching in Spanish only, I am trying to improve my spoken English before teaching in that language.
Clicking here you can see the pictures I shot at night using the techniques we'll learn during the workshop.
- How does a long exposure affect a landscape astrophotography?
- Types of lighting
- Natural ambient light
- Artificial ambient light
- Light pollution
- Combination of both types of lighting
- Scouting: why you should explore a location
- Basic considerations
- Exposure according to the Lunar phase
- How to use the histogram for landscape astrophotography
- Focal lengths
- How to focus in the dark
- Hyperfocal distance
- Live View
- White balance
- Camera configurations
- File format: Raw vs JPG
- In-camera noise reduction
- Digital noise
- Luminance noise
- Chrominance noise
- How to reduce it
- How to capture images for stacking
- What is the difference between an edited and an unedited image?
- Why it's important to post-process an astrophotography
- The importance of context in landscape astrophotography
- Basic information to find astronomical objects in the night sky
- How to get stars like spots
- How to get star trails
- Milky Way
- The Moon as part of the composition
- Smartphone apps for planning shots
Online workshops are via Google Meet where you can see my computer's screen while I'm teaching the theory. Then you can go out and practice by yourself. The workshop is completely interactive! You can ask questions at any time during the videocall.
- Date and time at students convenience
- You need a microphone and speakers/headphones to take the workshop
- Google Meet can be used directly from your Internet browser, there's no need to install any additional app (check this page to learn how to use Meet)
- 4 people minimum are needed for me to teach a group workshop
If you can't attend let me know between 14 to 8 days before the event to get back 50% of your money via the same payment method you used to pay for the workshop. I can't offer refunds if you let me know 7 days before the workshop. No exceptions.
Practice will get cancelled if there's bad weather (rain, zonda wind or cloudy skies). The practice gets postponed to another day agreed by the participants.
For more information please contact me
When is the next workshop?
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