Introduction into wide field deep space astrophotography

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Have you ever wished to photograph a galaxy or nebula thousands of light years from earth and have no idea how to... but would like too?

Steven can help you with this workshop, an introduction into wide field deep space astrophotography. 

Topics Covered

  • Learn the difference between normal and astro modified cameras
  • Learn more about your camera’s features
  • Exposing and reading your histogram
  • Manually focusing at night
  • White Balance settings
  • Stacking 
  • Calibration Frames
  • Filters
  • Explaining how to capture light thousands of light years from earth
  • Learn how to set up a computerised tracking mount
  • You will also have access to Steven's video processing guides taking you through the steps of processing a deep space astro photo

What to bring

  • A digital SLR camera
  • Fully charged camera battery
  • Memory card (s)
  • Wide angled or telephoto lense
  • Dress accordingly to weather

How to Book

Due to the nature of deep space astrophotography it's mostly one on one or very small groups of 3 maximum. To get the most out of your images we need to photograph from a dark sky location, Steven know's of a few locations north of Adelaide however if you live in a dark sky location and would like to learn from the comfort of your own property he can most certainly meet you there.

If you would like to shoot from your own location then please contact us for further information.

Once you have made a booking we will contact you regarding dates. If you want to organise dates before making a booking then please contact us first.

Please Note: You do require your on transport to locations, if you require help with this then please don't hesitate to contact us.

Locations (South Australia)

Sevenhill Lookout: Sevenhill is a small country town just a few minutes out from Clare which is located in the beautiful Barossa Valley. Sevenhill lookout provides dark skies with a nice view into the valley and farmland below.

Wattle Point Wind Farm: Wattle Point Wind Farm is located on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula. At this location you will be surrounded by large wind turbines which can have a nice tranquil effect. Wattle Point Wind Farm also provides very dark skies to photograph in.

Lake Bonney: Maybe the most scenic of the three however this location is limited due to surrounding trees. But don't let this location get away, if your into nightscape photography you could always fire off a few stunning nightscapes with the abundance of dead tress that line the lakes side. 

 

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