In 2020 I will be offering 'one night single sessions' and 'Two night workshops' 

One night single sessions

$199

2019 SESSION DATES

 

Sat 2 Nov - Hamilton

 

2020 SESSION DATES

Sat 1 Feb - Port Fairy

Sat 29 Feb - Dunkeld

Sat 28 March - Dunkeld - ADVANCED

Sat 2 May - Grampians

Sat 27 June - Port Fairy

Sat 25 July - Dunkeld

Sat 17 October - Dunkeld - ADVANCED

Sat 21 November - Warrnambool

Other personal or group sessions on request

 

Please send your interest by clicking the below link. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

If your camera club would like to arrange a date - then please contact me!

 

What's included

There is nothing more amazing than being out under the night sky and capturing the stars.
The session is kept to a limited number so that I can dedicate my time to each person to ensure each person gets the most out of the experience.
We meet at the designated spot just before dusk. You will be told the start time in the week before your session depending on the time of night fall.
I will take you through everything you need to know including all the camera settings and extra tips and tricks so that you can take awesome photos that you can print later. 
We will go to a special place to take the best photos we can.

 

ADVANCED SESSION

Recommend attending "Capturing the Night Sky" beforehand. 

This is an advanced version of "Capturing the Night Sky" where we will take the skills learnt so far and apply them to this session. It is advised to attend the first session to learn the necessary skills, however, if you are competent and experienced enough to learn some advanced skills, by all means come along. You will learn how to take night time panoramas, create starbursts and many more effects to take your night photos to the next level.


Level of experience and fitness level

You will get a lot out of this session regardless of your experience level. I ensure the group is small so that I can dedicate personal time to each person to help improve your skills and capture some great images.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour. There will be some walking on uneven terrain. I have tried to ensure the places visited are an easy/moderate walk.
Sturdy walking shoes are a must!

Wet Weather Plan

I always recommend bringing a sturdy walking boots and a warm jacket.
If it is going to be cloudy, the session will still proceed and I can still teach you everything you need to know. We will have some extra fun by practising with light painting.
If we do have significant rain forecasted, you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made five days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.

Equipment to bring along

Sturdy tripod

DSLR camera which has manual settings

Make sure your battery is charged and you have a memory card in your camera

Spare battery and memory card if you have one

A range of lens (including your widest angle lens)

Remote shutter trigger (if you have one but not essential)

Headlamp, torch

Waterproof boots

Coat, hat scarf, gloves, wool socks, thermals

I am hoping it will be a warmer night but be prepared.... It can get cold!!!!! Wear appropriate clothing. Do not wear cotton against your skin. If it is going to be cold, woollen socks are a must and waterproof shoes/boots. If you are cold and wet, you will not enjoy the session. Be prepared!

And then?

After the tour I offer ongoing support through assisting with processing your photos and general advice. We also have a Photograph the Night Sky facebook page where you can share your photos to the group and learn from others.

Please send your interest by clicking the below link. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

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TWO NIGHT WORKSHOPS

$695

Get the most out of your hands on learning by attending a two night. These workshops are limited to only three people.

This is to ensure you get the most out of the learning experience.

What you can expect

Accommodation for two nights at Camellia Cottage in Hamilton. You will have your own bedroom with Queen bed. Shared kitchen and lounge with the other photographers doing the workshop.

We will go out shooting at night and during the day we will cover post processing as well as seeing some of our local amazing scenes during the daylight hours.

Excellent course notes are provided to ensure you can look back on everything that was taught.

Meals are not provided.

What you will learn

Camera settings for taking photos at night

How to focus properly in the dark

Night scene composition

Light painting

How to take milkyway panoramas

How to do starbursts

Processing your night shots

A $100 deposit is required at time of booking to secure your place. It is non-refundable but transferable. The remainder is due no later than two weeks prior to the workshop.

Level of experience and fitness level

You will get a lot out of this session regardless of your experience level. I ensure the group is small so that I can dedicate personal time to each person to help improve your skills and capture some great images.
A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour. There will be some walking on uneven terrain. I have tried to ensure the places visited are an easy/moderate walk.
Sturdy walking shoes are a must!

Wet Weather Plan

I always recommend bringing a sturdy walking boots and a warm jacket.
If it is going to be cloudy, the session will still proceed and I can still teach you everything you need to know. We will have some extra fun by practising with light painting.
If we do have significant rain forecasted, you will be invited to book onto a different workshop date that suits your schedule. A judgement call will be made five days out from the workshop and a further assessment the day before.

Equipment to bring along

Sturdy tripod

DSLR camera which has manual settings

Make sure your battery is charged and you have a memory card in your camera

Spare battery and memory card if you have one

A range of lens (including your widest angle lens)

Remote shutter trigger (if you have one but not essential)

Headlamp, torch

Waterproof boots

Coat, hat scarf, gloves, wool socks, thermals

I am hoping it will be a warmer night but be prepared.... It can get cold!!!!! Wear appropriate clothing. Do not wear cotton against your skin. If it is going to be cold, woollen socks are a must and waterproof shoes/boots. If you are cold and wet, you will not enjoy the session. Be prepared!

And then?

After the workshop I offer ongoing support through assisting with processing your photos and general advice. We also have a Photograph the Night Sky facebook page where you can share your photos to the group and learn from others.

2020 DATES

Tuesday 24 March - Thursday 26

Monday 20 April - Wednesday 22

Monday 25 May - Wednesday 27

Monday 22 June - Wednesday 24

 

Please send your interest by clicking the below link. If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.