Have you ever wished you could photograph the amazing Australian night sky?
With just your Digital SLR and a tripod, we'll teach you how to capture widefield scenes of the night sky and long-exposure star trail images.
UPDATE: Workshop dates through mid-2013 have been set. There are only a few each year but they are popular so book in early to secure your place! Use the form at the bottom of this page to register.
Every participant receives a 129 page eBook covering all the above topics and more.
Through our workshops, run in partnership with Michaels Camera Store, you'll learn how to take the following types of night sky images:
As well as the images above, we'll also show you how to make timelapse videos of the night sky like this:
Phil Hart has been observing and photographing the night sky for almost twenty years. What started as a DIY hobby with film cameras on a student budget has developed into an all-consuming passion and admiration for what modern digital SLRs can do. As a natural educator, he enjoys sharing his passion for astronomy and photography, and can help you take amazing images of the night sky with your own DSLR.
Neil Creek is a professional photographer and writes for the Digital Photography School (DPS). Phil and Neil met through the Astronomical Society of Victoria in their early days in the hobby. Neil has recently written two photography eBooks for DPS and is available to provide extensive help to beginners during the weekend workshops.
A wonderful course that has opened up a whole new world in terms of what can be achieved with the right settings and plenty of experimentation. I’m hooked!!
Kym, July 2011
I came to the course as an astronomy buff wanting to learn more about night sky photography, and I did. Your expertise and patience was exemplary. I didn't know just how much I didn't know about capturing the night sky with a DSLR. After a few hours at home doing some processing I have a series of pictures that I think are the best I have ever taken. The venue was great and ideally located. It was quite simply one of the nicest learning experiences I have ever had.
Geoffrey Wyatt, Education Officer, Sydney Observatory. February 2013
Read more feedback on the workshops here.
Register for either of these courses below, or express your interest in future dates and we will be in touch. We also have a Night Sky Photography Facebook page with participant's images from earlier workshops or you can 'Like' the page to get further updates. We look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops in 2013!
Phil Hart & Neil Creek, May 2013