Landscape astrophotography workshop

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Level

Nivel

Intermediate

Duration

Duración

6 hours (2 intensive classes: theory and practice)

What's included?

What's included?

Coffee, mate, cold beverage, cookies, study material and support via email

What's not included?

What's not included?

Transportation to practice location (you can share vehicle with another participant)

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.

Astrophotography is an extremely technical branch of photography. There are several factors that affect the shots - how good or bad they’ll be. Since there’s little to no light, all camera automatisms won’t work as expected, and because of that we must understand very well our camera and how to use it in that kind of situations.

Objectives

My main goal is to teach 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.

Every participant will learn about astrophotography techniques, in which we avoid to use any camera automatism. They’ll also learn about the different options the night sky has to offer when looking for interesting compositions, and to do that they will learn a thing or two about astronomy.

The workshop is for people who

  • Have basic knowledge about photography (know how to use manual mode)
  • Have a camera with manual mode, manual focus and with a 30 second exposure function
    • Not sure if you can participate with your camera? Send me the make and model and I'll find that out for you
  • Have a wide angle lens (the 18-55 kit lens works fine)
  • Have a tripod
  • Have a flashlight (a small one is enough)

Duration

6hs divided in two modules: theory and practice. 2.30hs for the theory and 3.30hs for the practice.

Usually practice class tends to be longer, I really enjoy spending time outdoors, so if there's interest in keep shooting I'll stay longer.

Study material

You will get the presentation I use to teach after the theory class in digital format.

Language

Currently I am teaching in Spanish only, I am trying to improve my spoken English before teaching in that language.

Certification

You can get a printed workshop participation certificate for an extra ARS 200.

What happens after the workshop?

After the event we can stay in touch via email. If you have questions you can send me a message and I'll help you.

Refunds

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.

Special offers

These offers cannot be combined with any other offer.

My work

You can see the pictures I shot at night clicking here.

More information and registration

Contents

  • 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
    • Lighting with flashlights, speedlights or emergency lights
  • Scouting: why you should explore a location
  • Technique
    • Basic considerations
    • Exposure
      • Exposure according to the Lunar phase
      • How to quickly compose in the dark and avoid wasting time during a shoot
        • Reciprocity
      • How to use the histogram
    • Focal lengths
    • How to focus in the dark
      • Hyperfocal distance
      • Focus to infinity using 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
  • 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
  •  Composition
    • 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

Upcoming workshops

Face-to-face workshop in Córdoba

In-person workshops can be done privately or by group.

  • Date and time at student’s convenience (theory is 2.30hs long and practice is 3.30hs)
  • Theory location: Córdoba downtown
  • Practice location: Cóndor-Copina suspension bridges – Transportation not included. We can share cars when going to the location to save gas money
  • 3 people minimum are needed for me to teach a group workshop. Subscribe to any of my lists to be the first to know about the new workshop dates
  • Keep in mind that if there’s bad weather (rain or clouds), the practice gets postponed to another day agreed by the participants

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    26 reviews for Landscape astrophotography workshop

    1. crufail (certified student)

      Excelente el curso, muy informativo. Leandro un groso, te habla de todo, y lo que es mas importante, su propia experiencia, con una camara, con un lente, con un paisaje. No habla solo desde lo tecnico, sino tambien desde lo practico, que resultado le dio tal lente, o como logro conseguir una determinada fotografia, etc.
      A la hora de la salida practica, estuvo siempre mas que predispuestos a responder consultas, dudas, o en ayudarnos a conseguir mejores resultados de lo que queriamos lograr. Muchas gracias.

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    2. Fabian Nicoliche (certified student)

      Muy buen taller, sumamente didáctico y preciso, contiene todos los tips para hacer una buena fotografía nocturna. Totalmente dinámico, cada tema con su correspondiente explicación y ejemplo correspondiente. Mi calificación es de excelente, Leandro en ningún momento se guarda nada, te brinda toda la información necesaria y evacua plenamente todas las dudas e inquietudes. Voy a seguir realizando más talleres con Leandro, ha sido un verdadero gusto haber hecho este taller.

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    3. Franco (certified student)

      Me voy super conforme con lo aprendido y con el material producido!! Leandro resulto tener paciencia infinita y claridad para enseñarle a cualquiera

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    4. Luis (certified student)

      Muchas gracias Leandro por este súper interesante taller. Sumamente instructivo. Me gustaría proponerle que organizes una salida adicional y optativa para mejorar la técnica de la fotografía nocturna. Que sigas con tus exitos

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      • Leandro Pérez (store manager)

        Me alegro que te haya servido el taller Luis! Muchas gracias por la propuesta, la voy a tener en cuenta para próximos talleres. Tengo que encontrar un lugar cercano a Córdoba con poca contaminación lumínica para llevarlo a cabo, ya que ir a lugares alejados es más complicado de organizar.

    5. Alfredo (certified student)

      Leandro con un gran enfoque pedagógico hizo del curso algo totalmente ameno .!
      En la salida de campo fue muy paciente y nos brindó todo el tiempo que necesitáramos .!
      Felicitaciones lo recomiendo totalmente .!

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    6. Fernando Isidoro Malmoria (certified student)

      Realicé un taller individual nocturno. Leandro, no sólo tiene el conocimiento técnico, sino la capacidad para transmitirlo que no es poca cosa. Muy buena y explicación teórica y mucho mejor la práctica hasta las 2 de la madrugada mate por medio. Totalmente recomendable.

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    7. Patricia (certified student)

      Yo hice dos cursos porque este señor sabe mucho y tiene mucho por enseñar, me saqué todas mis dudas y aprendí un montón. No se lo pierdan!

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    8. Agustin Picco (certified student)

      Super recomendado! un genio lean

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    9. Jeronimo Colazo (certified student)

      Excelente el curso y super predispuesto Leandro!! Más que recomendable

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    10. Emilia Betancur (certified student)

      Muy lindo y completo, me encanto

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    Leandro Pérez(@leandroprz)

    Argentinian landscape photographer specialized in time-lapse and astrophotography. He currently lives in Córdoba, but he is from Catamarca. He discovered photography when he was 23 while studying Computer Science. He learnt the art of images by himself, but a few years later he decided to change careers and got a Filmmaking degree.

    Besides teaching intensive workshops, he shares his knowledge on his personal blog and his YouTube channel. He also promotes astro(tourism) in his hometown, Tinogasta, an ideal place for astrophotography.

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