ASTRO & NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Astro & Night Sky Photography is always something that seems to captivate my audience over the last six years I’ve been creating night sky images. It’s something different from the norm and thanks to camera and lens development, fascinating and striking images are now not far away from anyone’s reach.
As such I’ve launched my Astro & Night Sky Photography Workshop so you too can learn the unique techniques at capturing those amazing star filled views. These will be run on either a one to one basis or small groups to maximise the time spent with you, so you can take it all in. As you can imagine we will be at the mercy of the weather however I will run the evening in partial cloud as it’s good to learn the techniques and you’ll still be able to capture some stars through the clouds.
Meeting up at our arranged location, the workshop will start with a brief chat about what are your aspirations for the workshop along with any requests you may have. The workshop will last around two hours and my approach to teaching has always been informal and friendly, helping you to feel at ease and put all of your thoughts into taking great photos.
Emphasis being spent on pre-visualising scenes, composition, looking for interesting aspects to boost your composition, working with the available sky and correct camera settings.
Full professional tuition and guidance throughout the workshop.
Cover correct camera setting and techniques, composition and using the available light to help you get the very best from the workshop.
Roughly 2 Hours duration
South Pembrokeshire, Wales
Topics we will cover are
- Equipment – choosing the right lenses and bodies to maximise light intake
- Dialling in the right settings to truly capture as much of the sky as possible
- Going over where in the sky to point your lens and finding specific stars
- Star Trail techniques
- Light Painting tips
What to Bring
Digital SLR or CSC camera preferable. Prime/Wide angle lenses that have a minimum aperture of f/4 or faster (eg f/2.8). Sturdy tripod with camera head, fully charged batteries and spares, plenty of memory cards as you’ll be surprised how many photos you take! Optional – Cable Release.
Refreshments, snacks. We are visiting areas where there’s changeable weather and it will be dark so please dress accordingly as you’ll be standing around in the cold. Warm clothing, sturdy footwear, torch – anything that you need to keep you happy and comfortable for a prolonged time in the great outdoors.
The workshop is aimed at all levels of photographic experience. My aim is to get you more accustomed and comfortable with your camera, teaching you how to shoot night skies in some lovely locations.
This workshop can be either for 1 person or up to a group of 4. Please choose accordingly in the purchase options below.
This workshop is suitable for most levels of fitness as there is only a short distance of walking involved over good pathways from the car park.
What’s not included
Food and Drink.
Transport to and from the venue.
Personal and Accident Insurance.
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Don’t take my word for it, here’s what my clients say
I really enjoyed the star tutorial last evening. With your knowledge and friendly tuition I not only got to understand more of the features of my camera, but importantly how to set my camera to take great images of the night stars. Thanks!David
Unbelievable! Never knew my camera was able to capture the night sky in that way. Really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what we can see in Pembrokeshire. Great knowledge and tips, thanks DrewScott
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Confirmation of Booking.
A reservation is confirmed once full payment is received. I will then confirm your booking in writing typically via email.
Changes to the day.
Drew Buckley reserve the right to change the details, itinerary or date of any Workshop due to unforeseen circumstances or events beyond Drew Buckley’s control. Any significant changes will be notified to in writing. If the revised workshop date offered doesn’t suit the delegate plans then an alternative date or refund will be offered.
Drew Buckley cannot be held responsible for the absence or “no show” of animals or birds, nor cloudy or poor weather on workshops
Please advise Drew Buckley at the time of booking of any special requests such as diet or physical impairment. Drew Buckley reserve the right to refuse to take a delegate if such a special request has not been notified at the time of booking.
Drew Buckley will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to personal items or for any personal injury or accident. Delegates are respectfully reminded that our activities could potentially entail risk or danger and all activities are ENTERED INTO AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Delegates should ensure the appropriate insurance cover is in place.
The venues and locations for Drew Buckley’s Workshops have no (or limited) medical facilities. Therefore please inform us of any health issues and ensure you take your own medication with the appropriate insurance in place in case of emergency.
Drew Buckley strongly recommends you make our own insurance arrangements against trip cancellation and curtailment, accidental death and disability, emergency medical evacuation, medical expenses, loss of personal effects and other loss or injury as per a commercially available travel insurance policy
Cancellation By Drew Buckley:
Drew Buckley reserves the right to cancel any Workshop if there are insufficient delegates with 14 days notice. In this case a full refund of monies will be paid to the delegate.
Typically our courses run in all weathers and each delegate should ensure that they have the correct all weather clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their equipment and personal effects.
In the case of trips where we are dependent upon vehicles (land, sea and air) not owned by Drew Buckley then any decision regarding transportation is at the behest of the service provider and any decision made by them as to the safety of our group is final and indisputable i.e. In the case of the Skomer Island day trip, should the boat be unable to leave the harbour for Skomer Island, I will offer an alternative workshop along the nearby coastline. The delegate can choose if they wish to partake, if not, a full refund for the Workshop will be given. The captain’s decision to sail is final and indisputable.
If, for whatever reason, Drew Buckley needs to cancel a Workshop, then an alternative date will be sought (within 12 months of booking) or full refund of monies paid by you to Drew Buckley will be made. However, Drew Buckley accepts no further liability outside of the cost of the course. Any additional costs incurred outside the cost of the course including but not limited to transportation and accommodation will not be covered by Drew Buckley.
Cancellation By The Delegate.
If the delegate is a “no show”, then no refund to the delegate is applicable.
Once a booking is made all fees are not refundable under any circumstances.
ASTRO & NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Astro & Night Sky Photography Workshops are available to purchase online through Paypal. You’ll then receive a booking confirmation and we’ll then organise a date to suit you. It can also be purchased as a gift voucher for any occasion – if you need a voucher sent to you please choose Yes to the option below. We will be at the mercy of the weather and if too cloudy I will arrange the workshop for another evening on an alternative date. Due to limited opportunities of clear skies, workshops will be on a first come first served basis in order of scheduling