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Meghan Maloney
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An Intro to Astrophotography (May)

Meghan Maloney
Image: Alpha 7R V (A7RM5)
Learn the basics of capturing and editing astrophotography images

About the event

Fascinated by the night sky and the Milky Way and want to learn how to capture amazing astrophotography images of your own?

In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of how to set yourself up for success in the field with the correct settings, how to focus to get sharp shots of both the stars and foreground, and how to create unique compositions. You'll then learn the key steps to editing your astrophotography images to create amazing results with a follow-up online session.
 

Saturday 11 May 6.00pm - 8:30pm

We'll spend approximately 2-3 hours in the field (one hour to set up and two hours to shoot your images) on Saturday evening.

Please Note: Sunday 12 May is the back up date in place in case of bad weather, so please make sure you can attend both nights if you book this event as there will be no refunds given if you are unable to attend the rescheduled evening. In the event both evenings are unsuitable to spend time in the field, a refund for 1/2 the workshop will be available, as the online editing session will still proceed.
 

Monday 13 May 7:30pm - 9:30pm

On the Monday following our shooting session I will host a two hour online editing session via Zoom to show you how to successfully edit your astrophotography images in Lightroom and Photoshop and using specific astro programmes such as Starry Landscape Stacker.

You don't need a Sony camera to attend this event, but a selection of Sony cameras and lenses may be available to try during the evening. Please message me if there is anything specific you would like to try.

Techniques covered

  • The equipment needed to successfully shoot astrophotography.
  • The best settings to use.
  • Getting your composition and focus right. 
  • How to edit your images in Lightroom and Photoshop (and other astro specific programmes).

What to bring

  • Camera and your widest angle lens (I recommend 16-24mm for a full frame camera or 10-12mm for a crop sensor camera).
  • Fully charged battery as your camera will be shooting for up to 2 hours. Alternatively strap on an extra battery pack or plug in a powerbank. 
  • STURDY Tripod.
  • Torch or head torch.
  • Remote control for your camera.
  • Warm clothing - hat, jacket, gloves, footwear.
  • Snacks and water.
  • For the editing component via Zoom: computer with Lightroom & Photoshop installed.
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

Event FAQs (For general FAQs, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page)

There is plenty of parking at the venue.
Please contact Meghan on photos@meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz for any additional information.
Sat 11 May 2024, 6:00PM - 8:30PM
Suitable for all levels
NZ$125 per/person    

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Meghan Maloney

Hey! I’m Meghan, a landscape & travel photographer based in Waikato, home of Middle-earth.I’m head over heels in love with New Zealand and my great passion ...

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Meghan was superb both in pre-course contact and execution of the course on the night. I cannot thank her enough for her skill and input.”

Kevin Prince, An Intro to Astrophotography (June)
Mount Taranaki Golden Sunrise Reflection
Moeraki Boulders Moon Reflection

Meghan is a very good teacher. She explains things really well and is very patient with her students.”

Janet Smart Money Natta, An Intro to Astrophotography (June)
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