This workshops focuses on shooting the starry night sky. Participants will learn how to obtain focus of the stars on dark nights, use a tripod, remote release and appropriate camera settings for catching the stars and star trails. We’ll also discuss how to plan a perfect astro shoot including locating the Milky Way relative to your position and how to photograph the elusive Southern Aurora.
Participants will also learn about the native animals and environment unique to the island to better understand what they are shooting. All workshop facilitators are island locals and professional photographers who have an intimate understanding of the environment, seasonal fluctuations, animals and conditions on the Bass Coast.
Meeting Point and Workshop Location
We will meet at the very end of Potters Hill Rd, San Remo.
This is an intermediate level workshop. You should be comfortable changing the ISO, aperture and shutter speed of your camera while in the manual shooting mode.
What to Bring
Participants need to bring their camera and all lenses, fully charged battery, empty memory card, remote release (optional), flashlight, good shoes, jumper or jacket and a small bottle of water. A tripod is required for this workshop.
How To Reserve Your Place
To reserve your place in the workshop we require prepayment. Payment can be made either by PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or by direct deposit to our account - contact us for account details. When you prepay, please contact us and we’ll ensure your place is reserved. We will require your mobile number and email so we can keep you updated if there are any changes to the schedule or if weather forces a cancellation.
Cancellations and Refunds
You may cancel and get a full refund if you notify us 24 hours or more before the workshop. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice you can apply the workshop fee to a future Photo Rangers workshop.
Our Adventure Based Workshops will generally go ahead in light rain. Typically the rain on the island will not last long and afterwards we get some of the best conditions for photography. Make sure you bring a raincoat and plastic bag (to shield your camera) just in case of rain.
If the weather is severe or lightning is present, we will cancel the workshop. We will attempt to make a call on workshop cancellation 2 hours before the workshop if possible.
The Astro workshops will go ahead on cloudy evenings and we will concentrate on light painting, using a Pixel Stick, strobes and El Wire as conditions allow. The Astro workshops will not go ahead in rain.
Cancellation of workshop
If a workshop is cancelled we will offer you a full refund or the option of applying the fee to a future Photo Rangers workshop.