Astrophotography Online

Astrophotography Online (3 x Two Hour Sessions)

Introduction

Based on our very popular face-to-face Astrophotography workshop, we are delighted to be able to offer a live online version of this workshop.  The workshop comprises three, two hour sessions and is a comprehensive and informative study of astrophotography.

Digital photography enables us to capture the beauty of the night sky in unprecedented detail. This astrophotography workshop will introduce students to the wide range of astronomical phenomena that can be photographed using an ordinary digital single lens reflex camera (without a telescope).  A full explanation will be provided of techniques to make stunning images of stars, planets, the moon and the Milky Way, in conjunction with terrestrial landscapes.  The course also covers photographing star trails as well as rare, elusive and fast-moving astronomical phenomena such as meteors, aurorae and eclipses.

The workshop is streamed from Lacock Photography’s studio using our Virtual Classroom technology, and is presented by tutor Robert Harvey.  Joining in is easy, no need to download anything!  We send you a weblink, you just click on it and register to join our Virtual Classroom around 15 minutes before the start time.

Astrophotography with Robert Harvey
Durdle Door © Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM

Workshop Content

This astrophotography workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to landscape astrophotography and all the technical details needed to photograph the night sky with a digital SLR camera. Subjects covered in depth are:

Session 1: Moon, moonlit landscapes, stars and planets.

Session 2: Foreground subjects, Milky Way and aurorae.

Session 3: Meteors, International Space Station, eclipses and star trails.

Workshop notes will be provided as a PDF.

Sufficient scientific detail will be included to enable course participants to understand the astronomical phenomena they can photograph and the extraordinary variety of scales of the Universe that can be recorded with an ordinary digital camera, ranging from ~100 km in the case of aurorae and meteors to 25 million million million km for the Andromeda galaxy.

Dates and times

Joining in the Virtual Classroom is via clicking on an internet link, no special software is required to be downloaded. The meeting will be interactive using webcams and microphones.

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. Support for Safari on Mac and Macbook is expected soon. If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

Joining in the Virtual Classroom is via clicking on an internet link, no special software is required to be downloaded. The meeting will be interactive using webcams and microphones.

The Virtual Classroom will work on Windows or Mac systems using an up to date Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge Internet Browser. Safari will work on iPad but not on Mac or Macbook. Support for Safari on Mac and Macbook is expected soon. If in doubt please contact us and we would be happy to log you in to the Virtual Classroom to check that everything works beforehand.

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The Tutor – Robert Harvey

Professional photographer Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM has created Natural World Photography to share his passion for creative images of landscapes, wildlife and the beauty of the night sky. He is a Chartered Natural Scientist and Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, inspired by remote locations such as coasts, mountains and deserts, where untamed land is sculpted by nature. More than 280 of his photographs have been accepted in international exhibitions worldwide, leading to him receiving the Excellence award of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique.

Robert leads photography tours throughout Britain, as well as overseas, to enable keen photographers to develop their skills in some of the world’s most inspiring locations. His courses at Lacock Photography bring this extensive knowledge to his own county of Wiltshire and provide a solid grounding in photographic theory, along with expert guidance on practical photography in the field.

Robert regularly lectures to specialist photographic audiences around the country and is the author of several books on photography and astronomy including “Photographing the Heavens” (2019), “Night Sky” (2019) and “Photographing Wiltshire” (2020).

Astrophotography with Robert Harvey
Moonrise Salisbury Plain© Robert Harvey BA ARPS EFIAP CEnv CSci MCIWEM