My long exposure workshop has been
created to provide the technical instruction in a fun environment
with personalized assistance. My goal is to provide you with the a
full disclosure of all my techniques and photography tricks to
provide you with the skills to confidently venture out into the
night and capture photographs similar to the ones shown on this page
and in my
Night Photography Portfolio.
It will not matter if
you are new to photography or if you are an experienced night sky
photographer, I will show you some tips and tricks that will allow
you to produce amazing night sky images that you can add to your
I offer the types of
night workshop outings :
4 hr Solo/ personal one on one at location of your choice
- 4 hr
Solo registration with open group to a max of 6 people
- 4 hr
Private booking of a groups of 4 people
each (20% discount)
- 4 hr Private booking of a groups of 6 people
each (25% discount)
NEW FOR CAMERA CLUBS :
and provide a 1 hour talk about long exposure night photography
with a question and answer period followed by 4 hour night
workshop at a suitable location.
or call me (250-462-0376) to discuss the
details of your club and location.
A DSDL Camera is very powerful and creative tool....
....learn to use it for the best results.
How do you know if this
course is right for you?
If you answer yes to any of the following you will benefit from a
night photography course:
- Are you
new to night photography?
- I have never tried to focus in the
- I have no idea what settings to
use for night photography
- I’m not sure
what aperture I should use
- I need help to calculate the exposure
- I’m open to learning something
new and fun
- I have no idea what light painting is or how to do it
During this workshop what will we cover?
recommended settings to photograph the milky way
- Two techniques to produce crisp clear star trial images
- How to focus on the stars
the right ISO and battling dark noise
Desired Aperture and lens selection
How to calculate and determine the correct long exposure length.
- Introduction to light painting and scene manipulation
** I will provide a handout with a detailed
description of the setting and techniques of this workshop for
future reference. **
What the participant needs:
Creating an image of the night sky is fun and and
quite rewarding but when you capture that “great wow image” it’s
awesome on whole new level. To get started there are a few pieces of
standard equipment needed to successfully capture the night sky and
create great star trail images:
DSLR Camera/ Sturdy tripod / A clear night / Fully
charged battery / Lots of time / Intervalometer / Countdown timer /
Red covered flashlight (no white light
Free image stacking software / Image processing
Hands on workshop:
You must have a DSLR to participate. Even though I'm
very knowledgeable and can guide you to your setting I'll ask that
you still bring along your manual for cross reference.
(just in case)
This is a hands on workshop with the majority of
learning being conducted in the field but it's best to get familiar
with of your camera settings before heading out into the darkness.
Next we will travel to one of three locations selected for optimum
lighting conditions to allow the best opportunity to return home
with a few great night sky images to add to your portfolio. It goes
without saying that encourage hands on participation for real
time practice and questions in the field.