Workshop 2

PSNZ-WSS- Astro

Invest in yourself by tying your hand at this exciting facet of photography or polish your current skill set by adding Astrophotography to your repertoire.

Learn secrets of photographing the night sky with the personal guidance of Mackenzie Local, professional Astrophotographer & Astronomy guide, Joseph Pooley.

Together we will spend 2 nights of concentrated tuition in the field, optimizing your cameras manual settings for night time imaging, as well as identifying and framing up some of the most fascinating regions of the night sky.

The workshop will include a brief presentation & discussion about safety & etiquette, camera equipment & settings, night sky targets, fundamental Astrophotography using the camera on a static tripod, and an insight to deep sky Astrophotography, using an Equatorial Mount to track the stars for longer exposures.

We will visit two or three locations for shooting Astro images including the world famous Church of the Good Shepherd, and see the Milky Way core rise in the East.

There is no better place in the world to learn Astrophotography than Lake Tekapo in the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve.

This workshop is a residential workshop with participants all being accommodated at the Lake Tekapo Motels.  As shooting is in the evening you will have the opportunity to explore the area during the day at your leisure.  Meals are not included, but hot drinks and snacks for night shooting are included.

You will need a Camera capable of manual exposure settings. (Preferably a DSLR or interchangeable lens mirrorless camera)
At least 1 wide angle prime lens or fast wide angle zoom lens (12mm-28mm focal length. Max F/Stop =/< f/2.8).
Sturdy tripod with adjustable ball head or similar.

Cost: $260.00 (including accommodation) Log in to the members area to sign up for this Workshop

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