Norfolk Night Sky Photography Workshop
Starting at 7:30pm at Blakeney Village Hall
About Our Norfolk Night Sky Photography Workshop
New for 2019 is our revised format Night Sky Photography Workshops.
Due to the heavy reliance on weather for this particular workshop we have decided to move at least the first part of the workshop indoors. This helps us to delivery the theory part with the use of a projector and PowerPoint presentation in more comfortable (warmer) surroundings. Providing that the weather is clear, the second part of the workshop will then move outdoors to a number of locations along the North Norfolk coast where will will put the theory into practice. Should the weather be cloudy or wet, the workshop will continue indoors and go further into re-enforcing the theory and will then cover image editing techniques.
Our night sky photography workshop events are designed to help you learn to photograph our beautiful night skies in all of their splendour. We cater for a mixed ability audience, from those with a very basic understanding of the manual controls on their DSLR camera, right through to those who are fully conversant with their camera in manual mode who wish to learn the intricacies of night sky photography. The workshops provide attendees with the essential knowledge required to overcome the specific challenges of night photography.
This workshop covers the following subjects:
- Methods to achieve correct focus (auto focus does not work in the dark!).
- Advice and guidance around image composition.
- How to calculate exposure times and why this is important in night sky photography.
- Demonstrate software used to locate night sky objects such as constellations, galaxies, nebula and the best visible parts our Milky Way galaxy.
- Information around how to plan for a night sky photography session.
- Demonstrate software used to generate star trail images.
- Information and demonstration of light painting techniques for foreground objects.
- Software, equipment and techniques that can be used to overcome some of the limiting factors of night sky photography (this will also enable you to experiment with imaging of Deep Sky Objects such as Nebula’s & Galaxies).
- Information around other night sky phenomena such as Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and Noctilucent clouds including where to find data that can help to predict these phenomena.
There will be a maximum of 12 participants on our workshops with 3 tutors. Full hands on assistance will provided throughout the workshop event. The tutors will also be available to answer any questions that may arise.
Other Information about Norfolk Night Sky Photography Workshop:
A car will be essential as during the workshop you will be responsible for getting yourself from location to location.
We strongly advise you to bring plenty of layers of clothing as there will be long periods of standing around.
Bring along a head torch, preferably with red illumination (red light does not effect night vision). Low cost head torches with a red LED function can be purchased from Amazon from as little as £5.99 – Suitable Headtorch
Refreshments and biscuits will be provided.
You will receive an in depth document containing information about everything covered during the workshop.
Essential Equipment –
- DSLR camera.
- Wide angle lens (anything from 10mm – 35mm).
- Spare batteries and memory cards.
- Sturdy tripod.
- Suitable and additional layers of clothing.
- Change for car parks.
- Sturdy footwear.
- Camera bag.
Optional Equipment (The following equipment is advisable, but not essential) –
- Remote or wireless shutter release.
- External Intervalometer (available from Amazon from as little as £10, advice on which is compatible with your camera can be provided in advance)
- Lens heater to keep condensation off the camera lens. (Available from our online shop )
Norfolk Night Sky Photography Workshop Bookings
You will receive a email 3 days before the start date of the workshop, please keep an eye on you spam folder as sometimes the first email we send you can end up in there.
What is Not Included
- Equipment insurance.
- Travel between locations.
- If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event you will receive a full refund.
- If you cancel up to one week prior to the event you will receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations received within one week of the event will unfortunately not be eligible for a refund
- Through the Lens Workshops reserve the right to cancel the event with a minimum of 1 weeks notice should there be insufficient bookings to make the course viable. Under these circumstances, you will be given the option of moving your booking to an alternate Photography Workshop event or being refunded.