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Barn Beams, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
Luke Tscharke
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Aurora Australis 2024: Session 2 - Post-Processing Techniques

Online
Thu 30 May
Luke Tscharke
Image: Barn Beams, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
Aurora Editing: Enhancing Your Aurora Images for Stunning Impact

About the event

In the second session of this two-part online workshop, professional landscape photographer Luke Tscharke will dive deep into the art of post-processing your aurora and timelapse images. Whether you've already captured your own aurora photographs or are eager to learn the editing techniques for future shoots, this workshop will equip you with the skills needed to transform raw images into breathtaking works of art. 

Session 2 - Aurora Editing (Thursday 30th May 2024)*

In this session Luke will guide you through his expert editing workflow, sharing techniques to enhance the colour, clarity, and impact of aurora images. You'll learn how to finesse the white balance, minimise noise, and create a balanced, polished final image. Even if you don't have your own aurora photographs yet, you'll gain valuable knowledge and be well-prepared to edit your images when you do capture the stunning Northern or Southern Lights.

In addition to aurora editing, Luke will also demonstrate how to edit and compile timelapse sequences, resulting in mesmerising videos that capture the dynamic movement of the night sky.

Using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, Luke will provide step-by-step guidance on essential editing techniques, including:

  • Raw file processing
  • White balance and colour adjustments
  • Exposure and contrast optimisation
  • Sharpening and noise reduction
  • Radial gradients, linear gradients and brush adjustments
  • Timelapse sequence editing and compilation

Whether you're a beginner looking to develop your editing skills or an experienced photographer seeking to refine your techniques, this session will provide you with the tools and knowledge to take your aurora and timelapse images to the next level.

* No Prior Session Required: While this workshop is part of a two-part series, attending the first session is not a prerequisite for participating in this one. Each session is designed to stand alone, providing valuable information and techniques for photographers at any stage of their aurora journey.

Special Offer: If you've booked the first session, "Preparing for and Capturing the Southern Lights," you will have received a 20% discount voucher via Sony Scene messages. You can apply this voucher when registering for this session to enjoy significant savings.

What You'll Learn:

  • Adobe Lightroom Workflow for Aurora Images (10 mins): Learn how to import, organise, and select aurora photographs efficiently.
  • Essential Lightroom Adjustments (45 mins): Discover key techniques for enhancing colour, exposure, and clarity in aurora images.
  • Break (5 mins)
  • Photoshop Techniques for Aurora Images (30 mins): Explore advanced editing techniques in Photoshop to take your images to the next level.
  • Timelapse Editing and Compilation (30 mins): Learn how to edit and compile timelapse sequences for stunning visual impact.
  • Q&A (extra time): Take advantage of the bonus time at the end of the session to ask Luke any questions you may have about editing aurora and timelapse images.
  • Total Duration: 2+ hours

Access to the Recording: If you're unable to attend the live workshop for any reason, you'll still have full access to the content. All registered attendees will receive a link to the recording of Session 2 within 72 hours of the event. This means you can watch the recording at your own pace and convenience, ensuring you don't miss out on Luke's expert guidance and valuable insights. Whether you attend live or catch up later, you'll have the opportunity to enhance your aurora and timelapse editing skills. 

Please note that attendees are expected to have a basic understanding of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. While Luke will provide guidance and demonstrate techniques, this session is not intended as a comprehensive introduction to these software programs.

 

You don't need to shoot with Sony equipment to benefit from this online session, everyone is welcome!

Luke's other events on Sony Scene can be found here.

Techniques covered

  • Lightroom Workflow: Streamline your editing process by efficiently importing, organising, and selecting your aurora images. 
  • White Balance Adjustment: Master the art of achieving accurate and visually pleasing colours in your aurora photographs. 
  • Exposure & Contrast Enhancement: Learn how to bring out the details and create striking contrast in your images using Lightroom's powerful tools. 
  • Noise Reduction: Discover effective techniques for minimising noise and preserving detail in your low-light aurora shots. 
  • Localised Adjustments: Fine-tune specific areas of your images using localised adjustments, such as the Adjustment Brush and Radial Gradient Filters. 
  • Photoshop Techniques: Explore advanced editing techniques in Photoshop, such as layer masking and curves adjustment layers, to take your aurora images to the next level. 
  • Time-lapse Editing: Learn how to edit and compile your time-lapse sequences in Lightroom and Photoshop for stunning visual impact. 

What to bring

  • While you won't need to pack a bag for this online event, the following might help as we go through the information together:
  • Notebook and pen: Jot down tips, techniques, and other valuable insights shared throughout the session. 
  • A curious mind: Bring your questions and enthusiasm to make the most of this learning experience.
Thu 30 May 2024, 7:00PM - 9:00PM (UTC+10) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Suitable for all levels
Event capacity: 35
A$39 per/person    Book now
Online meeting details will be emailed to you with the booking confirmation.

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Luke Tscharke

Hi there! I'm a landscape, nature, and travel photographer living and working in Hobart, Tasmania. Photography has always held a special place in my heart, but ...

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Luke was a fantastic host and extremely knowlegable in the science and application of photography. Hghly recommend to attend a workshop or several!”

Jodi Jones, Aurora Australis 2023: Master the Art of Capturing the Southern Lights - In-Depth Online Session
Barn Beams, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania
Prehistoric Dawn

Fantastic resource for Aurora chasers especially as the key planning tools/ websites are shared later in an email containing the recorded event.”

Sushanta Sarkar, Aurora Australis 2023: Master the Art of Capturing the Southern Lights - In-Depth Online Session
Event capacity: 35
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