Nightscape Photography

Whether you're a beginner starting out as a nightscape photographer, or you have equipment that you'd like help with, or even if you're an expert looking for top tips on processing, this experience is for you. This extended course will give you ample time to get to know your camera and photography techniques followed with supervised imaging sessions, including taking your own pictures in what is one of the best dark sky locations in England. No previous knowledge is required. Bring your camera if you have one and laptop but they are not essential.

2pm – Nightscape photography course. 

• Getting to know your camera

• DSLR basics, getting off the “auto” setting

• The exposure triangle

• Composition

• Taking pictures of the Milky Way, nightscapes and photographing the Moon

• Tweaking and processing your images

6:00 pm - Break for dinner

8:30pm Taking Pictures

Our resident nightscape photographer will ensure that this part of your experience is tailored to your experience level and equipment - if you have a specific thing you'd like to focus on then drop us an email and let us know.

Putting into practice the afternoon session nightscape photography guests will have the exclusive use of the observatory to take their own pictures with the tutor on hand to provide advice and guidance.

As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so observing and photographing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but you'll be pleased to know that all events will go ahead in any weather conditions.

In the event of inclement weather, the evening will be split between practical hands-on tuition learning how to get the best from your equipment. The second part of the evening will be an introduction to basic processing, using your own existing data or the tutor's.