Astrophotography: Night Photography & Star Trails

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Date(s) - 28/11/2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Astrophotography: Night Photography & Star Trails


Have you ever tried astrophotography? Photographing the night sky can produce landscape images with a very different feel to them. There is also the possibility of creating star trails images by shooting a sequence of images over a period of time. This brand new workshop created due to demand from our students is our first night skies photography workshop giving you an introduction to astrophotography. We will be exploring ways of photographing landscapes and stars at night including how to overcome focussing problems and how to predict star trails patterns.


You will need a DSLR or equivalent camera that allows you to set your exposure manually – including ISO, aperture and shutter speed. A tripod is essential, so if you don’t have one make sure to check with us if you can borrow one before booking. An ultrawide lens is best and ideally one with a wide aperture (f/2.8 or wider is ideal – but others can work too). You will greatly benefit from a remote cable release for your shutter. These are around £10-20 and an important investment for this type of photography.


The location is a churchyard not far from Dereham, to the west of Norwich in Norfolk. Final details will be emailed to course participants including parking arrangements, etc. As this session will be very weather dependent we may need to change the day if the weather is inappropriate for viewing and photographing stars. It is probably a good idea to bring a torch as there are no street lights and you may want to try light painting as well. This will be a good opportunity to learn and try something new as well as meet and socialise with other photographers. As always, numbers are strictly limited. So, please book your place using the form to avoid missing out.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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