Astrophotography

Astrophotography

£149.00

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). 

Number of people

About the Course

 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.

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.

Weather permitting, the workshop includes an evening practical session photographing Lacock Abbey at night.  This will enable students to put into practice what they have learned, with guidance in the field. If the sky is clear, we will photograph the Abbey with stars above. Course dates have been selected to optimise moonlight conditions.

To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; and be comfortable handling their cameras using manual exposure mode.

To ensure individual attention, the astro photography course is limited to six participants. 

Please note the photoshoot will be dependent upon suitable weather and in the event of thick fog or persistent rain would be replaced by a Lightroom processing session using RAW images brought by participants of either astrophotography landscape or terrestrial landscape subjects.

Equipment Required

About the Tutor

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 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

£149.00

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). 

Number of people

About the Course

 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.

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.

A licence has been granted by the National Trust to enable the group to undertake an evening practical session photographing Lacock Abbey at night.  This will enable students to put into practice what they have learned, with guidance in the field. If the sky is clear, we will photograph the Abbey with stars above. Course dates have been selected to optimise moonlight conditions.

To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; and be comfortable handling their cameras using manual exposure mode.

To ensure individual attention, the astro photography course is limited to six participants. 

Please note the photoshoot will be dependent upon suitable weather and in the event of thick fog or persistent rain would be replaced by a Lightroom processing session using RAW images brought by participants of either astrophotography landscape or terrestrial landscape subjects.

About the Tutor

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 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

£149.00

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). 

Number of people

About the Course

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.

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.

A licence has been granted by the National Trust to enable the group to undertake an evening practical session photographing Lacock Abbey at night.  This will enable students to put into practice what they have learned, with guidance in the field. If the sky is clear, we will photograph the Abbey with stars above. Course dates have been selected to optimise moonlight conditions.

To get the most out of the course students should already understand the basics of exposure, shutter speed, aperture and ISO; and be comfortable handling their cameras using manual exposure mode.

To ensure individual attention, the astro photography course is limited to six participants. 

Please note the photoshoot will be dependent upon suitable weather and in the event of thick fog or persistent rain would be replaced by a Lightroom processing session using RAW images brought by participants of either astrophotography landscape or terrestrial landscape subjects.

About the Tutor

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 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).