ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY & STARGAZING

WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

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.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

Next Workshop – Date & Time TBC

$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.

WHAT TO BRING

  • 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

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY TUITION FOR BEGINNERS

2019/2020 Dates

Dec – Sat 21st
Dec – Sat 27th
Jan – Sat 12th/Sun 13th
Jan – Fri 17th/Sat 18th/Sun 19th/Mon 20th
Jan  – Fri 24th/Sat 25th/Sun 26th
Feb  – Fri 14th/Sat 15th/Sun 16th
Feb – Fri 28th/Sat 29th/Sun 1st
March – Fri 13th/Sat 14th/Sun 15th
March  – Fri 20th/Sat 21st/Sun 22nd
March – Fri 27th/Sat 28th
Please contact for times and winter dates.

Cant make a workshop?

I am available for small groups for beginner Astrophotography tuition.

If you have a camera but are not sure how to use it and would like a bit of help getting started with Astrophotography, then I am happy to help.

We will go over camera settings and how to use them for getting nightscape images.

$50 per person per hour, with a minium charge of $200 per hour

Gift vouchers available.

Due to the nature of Astrophotography, tuition is only available on certain dates and is weather permitting.

Please contact me for more details

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

BOOK HERE – NOV 16th 2019