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Meghan Maloney
4 Sep

The Art of Star Trails (Practical Evening + Online Workshop)

Waikato
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV (A7RM4)
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Meghan Maloney
4 Sep
The Art of Star Trails (Practical Evening + Online Workshop)
Waikato
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV (A7RM4)
Advocate
Meghan Maloney
4 Sep
The Art of Star Trails (Practical Evening + Online Workshop)
Waikato
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Meghan Maloney
Image: Meghan Maloney, Alpha 7R IV (A7RM4)
Learn to capture star trails in the field + a post-workshop online session

About the event

Have you mastered the basics of astrophotography but want to take your night shots to the next level?

In this workshop, you'll learn how to capture star trails in the field and then edit them successfully to create stunning surreal night shots over two separate evenings.

IN THE FIELD: Saturday 4 September 6pm - approx 9pm

ONLINE EDITING SESSION: Monday 6 September 7.30pm - 9.30pm via Zoom

Saturday 4 September from 6pm 

We'll spend approximately 3 hours in the field (1 to set up and 2 to shoot your star trail image) on Saturday evening.

Please Note: Sunday 5 September 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 to capture star trails, a refund for 1/2 the workshop will be available, as the online editing session will still proceed.

Monday 6 September 7.30pm - 9.30pm

This will be followed up by an online editing session via Zoom on Monday 6th September from 7.30pm-9.30pm to show you how to put your star trail images together and edit them in Lightroom and Photoshop.

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 star trails
  • The best settings to use
  • Getting your composition and focus right
  • How to merge your star trail images in Photoshop
  • Editing your final image in Lightroom

What to bring

  • Camera and your widest angle lens (I recommend 16-20mm 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. You won't be able to change your battery while the camera is shooting its sequence
  • An empty memory card
  • STURDY Tripod
  • Torch or head torch
  • Remote control (you MUST have this to participate in this workshop as you won't be able to manually control your camera in BULB mode)
  • Warm gear - hat, jacket, gloves, footwear
  • Snacks and water
  • For the editing component via Zoom: computer with Lightroom installed
  • A willingness to learn and a sense of fun and adventure!

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

Yes, parking will be available at the location.
Please contact me via the Contact page on www.meghanmaloneyphotography.co.nz with any questions!
4 Sep 2021, 6:00PM - 6 September 2021, 9:30PM
Intermediate
1 going, 3 spot(s) left
NZ$125 per/person    Book now

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Meghan Maloney

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