Colin J. Pearce
3 Oct

Monarto Astro Nightscape

Monarto, SA
Colin J. Pearce
Image: Colin J. Pearce, Alpha 7R IV
Join the Sony Alpha Adelaide group to learn some Astrophotography

About the event

Join Adelaide's Sony Digital Imaging Advocate, Colin J. Pearce, for your Astrophotography adventure in the Adelaide Hills with your Sony Alpha Camera.

This location has been chosen due to its particularly dark sky and the interesting foreground possibilities. We have been given special permission to be here, and the charge for this event partially contributes to that cost.

We're lucky in Australia to have one of the best places in the world to be able to see the Milky Way, and this is the ideal time of year. With modern Sony Alpha cameras we have incredibly powerful tools to capture the stars, which was impossible for normal photographers just a few short years ago.

NOTE: Depending on the weather forecast, the night may change to a day between Thursday 1st and Monday 5th October. Colin will email you to confirm by Wednesday 30th September (so please check your emails, including junk email box, or phone him to confirm on 0408 426 546).

Also note that daylight saving starts on Sunday 4th October, so if it's Sunday or later our meeting time will be 9pm instead of 8pm.

Due to the face-to-face nature of this trip, you will be required to adhere to government regulations for the pandemic that are current at the time of this event.

Techniques covered

  • Astrophotography
  • Settings
  • Light painting
  • Manual exposure
  • Manual focus
  • Optical SteadyShot & In Body Image Stabilisation on tripod (don't) 

What to bring

  • Sony Alpha camera and a fast wide angle lens (even a standard kit lens can work).
  • Tripod (preferably a sturdy tripod with shotbag or sandbag to weigh it down).
  • Headlight torch (strong preference for red light mode).
  • Warm clothes & beanie (maybe gloves).

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

Email Colin at or phone him on 0408-4-COLIN (0408-4-26546)


Colin J. Pearce

Colin J. Pearce

Colin J. Pearce is an award-winning, Adelaide-based photographer and filmmaker who has used the Sony mirrorless system since 2010. He has been involved in ph...

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Colin puts on well organised events. He willingly shares his knowledge and made sure that everyone got the help they were seeking.”

Chris K., Adelaide City Lights
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Female Bushman

My husband and i had a wonderful evening. The group was warm and welcoming and Colin was a wonderful host. Very informative!”

Cassie Edwards, Astrophotography Myponga

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