Have ever saw those fantastic night sky photos and thought, “How do they do that”? If so, why not join us on a night photography workshop and learn how to take them yourself.
I have teamed up with Colin from Colin Redmond Photography to show people how to capture images at night-time.
Whilst no knowledge of shooting in the dark is needed, this night photography workshop is not a beginners class. You will need to know your way around the settings on your DSLR and how the exposure triangle works.
These are one night workshops where you will learn how to use your camera to its full potential and take great images of the night sky. If we are lucky enough we may even catch some magical Aurora action!
What you will learn on the night
- Planning and how to prepare for night photography.
- How to use manual settings and manual focus on your DSLR.
- The 500 rule.
- Light painting using light orbs, how to light the foreground and photograph with steel wool.
- How to photograph the Milky Way, star trails and the Aurora, if it’s showing.
- Using the North Star in astrophotography.
- Mobile phone apps to help you to capture the night sky.
- Advice on how to process your images to bring out the best in them.
What you need to bring
- A modern DSLR capable of manual mode and high ISO settings.
- A sturdy tripod is essential.
- A wide angle lens – 14-24mm with a minimum aperture of F3.5. Ideally F2.8 or faster.
- Warm clothes – coat, hat, scarf, gloves, etc.
- Headlamp, if you have one. It doesn’t need to be top of the range.
- Last but not least, a sense of humour. We love to have a laugh when out shooting.
The ideal night will be nice and clear with no clouds in the sky and Colin and I will always strive to pick one that is suitable for a night photography workshop and capturing the stars. However, the weather is something we cannot guarantee. We use various weather and Astro apps beforehand to maximise our chances of catching some night sky action.
If it’s raining (we will know 3-4 days out from the workshop) we reserve the right to reschedule it for a different date.