Join me and Steven Hanna Photography
7th September 2018
Maximum of 8
I’m excited to once again team up with my good friend and fellow astrophotographer Steven Hanna Photography to offer yet another Astro Photography & Post Processing Workshop at the Causeway Hotel & Giants Causeway.
Our last few workshops together couldn’t have gone any better! We’ve had amazing feedback with a high rebook rate.
This workshop has been planned around the new moon to maximize the darkness of the night sky.
We’ll start off the night by meeting in the car park at The Causeway Hotel, from there we’ll head to the Parlour Room inside The Causeway Hotel where we’ll be learning the fundamentals of astrophotography, how to focus in the dark, finding your composition, how to create star trails and how to shoot long exposures.
After about 1 hour we’ll then get wrapped up and make our way down to the Giants Causeway headland where we will put what we’ve just learnt into practice and we’ll be shooting the night sky.
After a few hours of shooting the night sky, we’ll venture back up to The Causeway Hotel where we will be treated to tea, coffee and a selection of sandwiches. We will then show you how we go about editing our astrophotography images, making those images come to life.
Theory Session (1.5 hours)
We’ll start off in the Causeway Hotel, Parlour Room, with an introduction session, I will cover everything from the basics of focusing at night, exposure, and white balance, to the more creative techniques such as light painting and star trails.
Practical Session (3 hours)
The practical part, we’ll head down to The Giants Causeway headland, you’ll be putting everything you’ve learnt in the theory session into practice.
Post-Processing Session (1.5 hours)
The post-processing part of the workshop will last roughly 1.5 hours. It’s one thing knowing how to take images of the night sky, but to make to those images comes to life we need to dive into the world of Lightroom & Photoshop.
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Still not convinced? Here’s what past attendees have to say…
While no knowledge of night photography techniques is required for this workshop you must understand that this isn’t a beginners guide to using your DSLR. You should already have a decent working knowledge of your camera gear and how the exposure triangle works.
Please contact me if you have any questions before signing up to this workshop.
Note: We both have SkyTrackers on hand for anyone to experiment with. A sky tracker is a fantastic tool for allowing you to take longer exposures of the night sky to capture a lot more detail and fainter stars with the added bonus of being able to shoot at lower ISO’s to reduce noise in your final images.