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ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

ASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Astro & Night Sky Photography  is always something that seems to captivate my audience over the last ten 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 Photography Workshops so you too can learn the unique techniques at capturing those amazing star filled views. These workshops will be run as a small groups of 4 persons. 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. If the weather does look bad, we'll try again the following evening so do keep a backup day handy.

Workshop information

ITINERARY

Meeting up as a group at our arranged location, the workshop will start with a brief chat about what everyone's aspirations are for the workshop along with any requests you may have. The workshop will last for 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, navigating the stars and working with the available sky and correct camera settings.

Included

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.

2 Hours duration

Excluded

Food and Drink.
Transport to and from the venue.
Personal and Accident Insurance.

LOCATION

South Pembrokeshire, Wales

GROUPS

This workshop is designed for a group size of 4 persons.

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

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.

What to BRING

Digital SLR or Mirrorless 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 with red filter – anything that you need to keep you happy and comfortable for a prolonged time in the great outdoors.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Using the right settings to truly capture as much of the night sky as possible.
  • Going over where in the sky to point your lens and finding specific stars.

FITNESS LEVEL

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. 

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WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Thoroughly enjoyed a really informative night-time photography in South Pembs with Drew. Has given me the confidence to apply the techniques on my own to create really eye catching images. Highly recommended

Eryl

Had a great few hour with Drew at Green Bridge, trying to capture the rocks and the Milky Way rising above. He clocked my ability as something more than a beginner pretty quickly, and tailored the instruction to something a bit more advanced than I had tried before – exposure blending.

The pre-course communications was excellent, so had exactly what I needed. Drew really knows his stuff, and has a calm manner.

Jamie

My sons gave me a 1:2:1 session on astro-photography with Drew as a Christmas present. He offered advice, in advance, of what time of year and which part of the lunar cycle would be best. He has an in depth understanding of photography and is a clear and patient teacher.

He pitched the session at my level, pushing my boundaries without overburdening me with information. I learned a lot, better still his teaching method means I remember what I learned. The time flew by and I have some nice photos to remind me of the evening. Thanks Drew, great night

John

In August we met up with Drew at a beautiful location to take pictures of the stacks in Castlemartin, a great spot to learn all the basics of Astrophotography. The Milkyway was literally in the middle of the frame which produced some great shots!

I'd watched Youtube videos and experimented before but it was incredibly useful learning one-to-one with a professional. The 2 hour lesson was very chilled and Drew was patient with the technical bits, let us use his equipment and also fun to hang out with for the evening. Thanks again!

Nina & James

Had the most amazing night with Drew in Pembrokeshire being taught how to photography the Milky Way. Something I have wanted to do for so long and I wasn't disappointed. Drew is so knowledgeable about the night sky. He teaches in such a way that you understand. Amazing location at Stack Rocks and The Green Bridge, cant wait to go back again and visit for longer.

I can't recommend Drew highly enough as a teacher, thank you so much for making this a great night and filling me with such enthusiasm to go back out and do more astrophotograpy. This wont be the last time i photograph the Milky Way definitely and thanks to Drew I now have a good idea what I'm doing and most importantly where to look. We were also lucky enough to see Noctilucent clouds, something I knew nothing about but would definitely love to see again.
Definitely worth the 6 hour round trip for this workshop.

Wendy

Every workshop is tailored to suit you

BOOK YOUR WORKSHOP

Workshops are available to book on the listed dates only.

Spaces limited to 4 persons per date. Please get in touch if you'd like to arrange a bespoke private one to one session.

Please read the Terms & Conditions below as all completed bookings made will automatically agree to these.

 

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Confirmation of Booking

By booking through the website, you agree to all Terms & Conditions listed. A reservation is confirmed once full payment is received. I will then confirm your booking in writing typically via email.

Booking Conditions

Each delegate should ensure that they have the correct clothing suitable to the conditions and each delegate is responsible for the well being of their photography equipment and personal effects.

This is an outdoor photography workshop. Weather can be unpredictable. Drew Buckley accepts no responsibility in the event of any locations being out of sight or the sky clouded over.

CHANGES TO THE DATE

Astro Photography workshops will go ahead even if the sky is partially cloudy - however, workshops may be postponed due to windy weather as it makes it near impossible to get good, sharp images due to the fact we'll be relying on long exposures and windy condition can shake cameras too much during exposures. If the forecast does look bad for the planned dates, or too windy - then I will postpone that particular workshop until the following evening, the next day. 

Drew Buckley reserves 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.

Loss or Damage

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.

The venues and locations for this trip 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, photographic equipment and other loss or injury as per a commercially available travel insurance policy

You agree to indemnify Drew Buckley against all loss and damage arising, directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, without limitation of the foregoing to pay us forthwith upon written demand our costs in making good any such loss and damage and cleaning.

Drew Buckley shall not be responsible for any loss, or damage to any belongings, or injuries sustained by your or any member of your party. 

Cancellation by Drew Buckley

Drew Buckley reserves the right to cancel any Workshop at any time. 

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 other than trip cancellation by Drew Buckley. 

Special Requests

Please advise Drew Buckley at the time of booking of any special requests such as diet or physical impairment. A specified level of fitness is required and Drew Buckley reserves the right to refuse to take a delegate if such a special request has not been notified at the time of booking.

Have any questions or queries about the workshop? Feel free to get in touch using the contact form below

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