Have you ever wished you could photograph the amazing Australian night sky?
With just your Digital SLR and a tripod, award winning photographer Phil Hart will teach you how to capture wide-field scenes of the night sky, long-exposure star trail images and timelapse video. And yes.. your camera is good enough and you can take images like these!
Workshop dates through to mid 2015 have been set. There are only a few each year but they are popular. Book in early to secure your place using the form at the bottom of this page.
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:
Read full information about the weekend workshop arrangements including what to bring in this Weekend Workshop Information Pack.
If you have a group of people interested in a Night Sky Photography Workshop, anywhere in Australia, please contact me with the form below and we can discuss setting up a custom workshop tailored to your group.
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. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious David Malin prize for Astrophotography.
Neil Creek is a professional photography educator 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 written three photography eBooks for DPS and is available to provide extensive help to beginners during the weekend workshops if the number of attendees requires more than one instructor.
I've always had an inextricable fear of night photography. Filled with doubt and failed attempts in the past, I found star photography floundering until I signed up for Phil Hart’s Night Sky Photography Workshop! Class size was perfect, content was extremely relevant and best of all - the inside tips and procedures for aperture, iso and shutter speed were enlightening. Phil's personalized one-on-one attention provided for a memorable experience and some great night sky photography. I highly recommend this workshop.
Andy Martin, October 2014
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 any of these workshop dates using the links below which will take you to the TryBooking website to complete the process.
Victoria Weekend Workshop at Lake Eppalock (Adult price $515 plus $60 per night for self-catering accommodation, twin-share)
Friday 12th - Monday 15th June 2015
NSW Weekend Workshop at Canyonleigh (Adult price $515 plus $60 per night for self-catering accommodation, twin-share)
September/October 2015 TO BE CONFIRMED
To ask questions or express your interest in future dates please use the form below. 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 soon!
Phil Hart & Neil Creek, January 2015