Astro Photography Workshop
Date: Saturday 25th March 2017
Time: 18.00 to Midnight
Location: Causeway Coast
Price: £75 (£45 deposit secures a booking - see T&Cs)
Group size: only five places available
What you will learn
How to use your camera effectively in low light
Shutter speed vrs focal length (600 rule)
Focusing in the dark
How to use your camera’s histogram to ensure you get well exposed photographs
Milky Way - how to locate it and photograph it creatively
Star trails - how to find the Pole Star and how to plan for compositions
Aurora - there are no guarantees that the aurora will make an appearance, but I will teach you some of the basics of aurora forecasting using the live data to help you make your own aurora predictions in the future
Free copy of my popular eBook, ‘Don’t be afraid of the dark’ to help you develop your low light photography skills
Access to a special sign in only section of my website with links to webpages that will allow you to plan your own astro photography photoshoots
Follow up support
One group Skype session (one hour) following the workshop on post production in Lightroom and Photoshop (date to be confirmed by Alistair Hamill Photography)
The group for the workshop will be capped at 5. Which means that there will be plenty of time during our time together for one-to-one instruction and assistance.
What to bring
DSLR/Mirrorless camera capable of being set to manual mode
A tripod - the sturdier the better
A wide angle lens...
- If you have a full frame camera, at least 24 mm, preferably as wide as 16 mm
- If you have a crop sensor DSLR or Mirrorless camera, at least 18 mm, preferably as wide as 12 mm
...with as wide an aperture as possible - at least f/3.5, ideally f/2.8 or wider
Camera shutter release cable (if your camera doesn’t have a timer release)
Warm clothes (layers, warm coat, hat, scarf, thermals, gloves) - we will be standing out in the cold for hours, so be prepared!
Sturdy footwear, preferably water resistant. Hiking shoes or boots are ideal.
Headtorch - one with a white and red light is best. We need to preserve our night vision! But you need to be able to navigate on uneven surfaces in the dark, so a torch is essential.
Terms and conditions
Check out the full Terms and Conditions here.
Placing a booking means you are accepting the terms and conditions outlined here.
- To register, I require a non-refundable £45 deposit. The balance is payable 14 days in advance of the workshop. Failure to pay may result in your place on the workshop being forfeited.
- See the full terms and conditions for the cancellation policy.
If there's one thing you can rely on for about the Northern Irish weather - it's going to be unreliable! Ideally, we would like clear skies for the astro workshop. What will we do if the weather is not playing ball at all? Check out the full terms and conditions for more details.