Join us for night of Stargazing and Astrophotography

Do you have a camera and would love to take night sky photographs but don’t know where to start?

Would you love to have an experienced guide with you to tell you all about what you have just captured?

Join us for an evening of stargazing and an introduction to Astrophotography with experienced guides, Becky Bateman, Astronomy Guide from Under The Stars and award winning local Photographer Sharisse Eberlein.


Next Workshop – Saturday 16th November 2019

9.00pm – 11.00pm

$115 pp, over 18’s only

Based in the Wairarapa, we are fortunate enough to be have some of the darkest sky in new Zealand, all within an easy drive of our capital city Wellington.

During this  2hr workshop, we will introduce you to the basic principles of nightscape photography after which we will head out on location. Your Astronomy guide, Becky will talk about what it is we are seeing in the night sky. We will then put our learning into practice,with the aim of capturing the Milkyway, with Sharisse on hand to help you out.


  • Camera  – to get the most out the experience it is recommended that your camera allows for manual settings of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, with ISO capable of 3200 or 6400
  • Your widest angle lens or zoom (eg 24-70, 16 to 35mm)
  • A stable tripod
  • A remote shutter release or the ability to put your camera onto self timer mode
  • Empty memory cards
  • Spare/fully charged camera batteries
  • Head torch
  • Warm clothing and sturdy footwear

To get the most value from the workshop, please be familiar with how to change the manual settings on your camera. You don’t need to know the whys – I can help with that, just how. The workshop focuses on how to use your camera settings not what type of camera you have, as all cameras vary slightly on where the settings are.

Your guides and location for the workshop

With limited spaces available, book now to secure your spot

The nitty gritty…..

  • Try as we might, we cannot guarantee clear sky and good weather for the workshop. Therefore, we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel the workshop if the weather makes stargazing and astrophotography impractical. An alternative ‘rain date’ date will be provided at the time of booking. Please make sure you have both dates available, incase of adverse weather. If we are unable to hold the workshop on both dates, then an alternative date will be offered or a refund provided as at the clients choice.
  • A $25 part payment is required to secure your place. Full payment is required prior to commencement the workshop
  • Participants accept that the organisers cannot guarantee any photographic results you might get. We will be on hand to help you get the best that we can.
  • The workshop operates in an outdoor environment – please dress accordingly for the elements.
  • This  workshop operating in darkness. To avoid accidents please listen to your guides at all times.

Full T&C’s available proir to booking

To Book Contact

Stargazing & Astrophotography Workshop

November 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm