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An astrophotography event for Sony Alpha WA members!

About the event

***Note: Due to bad weather, this event has been postponed to Saturday, 27.07.24***

Join us for this astrophotography meetup for the Sony Alpha WA Facebook group! For this astro meetup, we'll be heading up to the Lancelin Sand Dunes to watch the Milky Way rise to the east over the dunes!

Typically we shoot for 2-3 hours when doing astrophotgraphy and some hot drinks and snacks will be provided. You may wish to bring extra warm clothes, additional snacks or a place to sit! Also note that if it is a windy evening, sand WILL get everywhere.

Some Sony equipment will be available to borrow, but please let Andrew know well in advance if there is something in particular you would like to try!

Meetup Details

We will be meeting at the entrance to the dunes, near to the sandboard hire area, before making our way to the sandboarding dunes 400m north of the entrance to the dunes. If you have not visited the dunes before, please do not drive into the dunes (even if you are an experienced 4x4 driver!) and refer to the map below.

For experienced 4x4 drivers who have knowledge of the dunes, you may wish to drive into the dunes and park at the base of the dunes next to the sandboarding sign.

All Sony WA shooters are welcome to join. Guests and non-Sony shooters are welcome too, but please have them register their attendance through Sony Scene. This is a social event designed to meet new people, catch up with friends and chat all things photography and although Andrew will be available to answer questions, this isn't an in-depth astrophotography workshop.

Program

- 5:45-6:00pm - Arrive at the entrance to the Lancelin sand dunes

- 6:00-6:15pm - Make our way to the shooting location, 400m north of the entrance

- 6:15-9:00pm - Milky Way shooting over the dunes!

***Important***

  1. In the event of bad weather, there are backup dates for this meetup being 28 July and 3 August. If none of these dates can proceed, the meetup will be rescheduled and you will be given a voucher to attend the rescheduled date for free.
  2. If you are late to the event / can't find the meetup location, you can find Andrew's contact details in the FAQ below.

Techniques covered

  • Astrophotography
  • Long-exposure photography
  • Manual camera operation
  • Interval shooting

What to bring

  • Camera and SD card
  • Spare battery
  • Tripod 
  • Lenses suitable for astrophotography (fast, wide angle primes are great!)
  • Headlamp (red light is preferred)
  • Warm clothes suitable for the weather forecast 
  • Water and snacks
  • (Recommended) Intervalometer
  • (Recommended) Remote trigger

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

With enough notice, Andrew is often able to borrow loan equipment from our local Sony representative for these events. Get in touch with Andrew if there is something you would like to try!
Some hot drinks and snacks will be provided.
Dress warm and according to the weather forecast for the day.
For this event we will be doing a short walk over sandy ground - a reasonable level of fitness and mobility will be required.
Yes, feel free to contact Andrew at andrew@andrewjclarke.com.au or 0431 262 360 (if urgent)
Participants will be required to comply with any WA State Government restrictions in place at the time of the workshop.

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Andrew Clarke

Andrew J Clarke is a multi-award winning commercial, landscape and travel photographer with a passion for the stunning Australian landscape. Andrew is also an a...

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Really enjoyed the session - thrilled to be able to get a feel for long exposure and understand my camera better. Good value and very interesting.”

Anna Davis, Mastering Long Exposure Photography
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Andrew was very knowledgeable and really great at actually teaching. I found it to be a really beneficial workshop.”

Vicki Coupe, Mastering Long Exposure Photography with Filters
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