Capturing the magnificence of our universe is a challenging, yet exciting and rewarding experience. You'll learn to master numerous in-depth techniques used by professionals to ensure you get the best results possible. This course is offered in Johannesburg at Saxonwold, as well as Virtually using Zoom.
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|Duration:||3 x 3-hour Lessons + 1 Practical Workshop|
|Equipment Needed:||DSLR or Mirrorless Camera + Sturdy Tripod + Laptop + Intervalometer|
|Experience Needed:||Fundamentals of Photography + Basic Photoshop|
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NIGHT SKY PHOTOGRAPHY – R3,780.00
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On this advanced Night Sky Photography course you will learn the ins-and-outs of photographing the heavens. This course will help you plan, prepare and photograph amazing star trails as well as the Milky Way.
From camera settings and techniques, to gear and accessories, this course ensures you’ll always be ready for that once-in-a-lifetime moment! Modern DSLR cameras have opened up a new world for photographers and have become the ideal tools to capture the mesmerising beauty of the night skies.
This part time photography course is presented on one evening or morning a week over three consecutive weeks. A fun, evening practical workshop in the outdoors with your lecturer, will help you master the techniques taught as well as gain valuable practical experience.
PLEASE NOTE – this is an advanced course and you need to complete both the Fundamentals of Photography + Basic Photoshop – The Essentials course beforehand. You Require your own laptop with Photoshop CC for the editing part of the course, as well as an intervalometer or a cable release.
PLEASE NOTE – the practical workshop is weather dependent as relatively clear skies are required. If it’s overcast or rainy on the day of the workshop, we’ll keep shifting the outing & lesson 3 until a clear day comes along!
3 LESSONS + 1 PRACTICAL WORKSHOP
LESSON 1 (3 HOURS)
- The challenges of night sky photography
- Lens choices
- Other gear and accessories
- Planning your trip
- Location, weather & lunar considerations
- Useful Apps
- Focussing techniques
LESSON 2 (3 HOURS)
- Camera settings
- Using an intervalometer
- Techniques & settings for amazing Star trails
- Techniques & settings to capture the Milky Way
- Painting with light
- Tips and tricks
- This is a fun, Saturday evening practical workshop with your lecturer
LESSON 3 (3 HOURS)
- Useful software
- Basic RAW editing steps
- Editing techniques for star trail & milky way images
- Reducing noise in the final image
- Compositing the foreground & the sky
WHAT DO YOU GET?
The cost includes digital course notes, where you will receive all of the course material in digital format, accessible from any computer, laptop, phone or tablet via the CODP App. Here you can access a digital version of the course manual, upload the course assignments, access the course schedule and much more!
We offer value discounts if you book for more than one part time course in a single order – please note that full payment is required to take advantage of the value discount:
- 7.5% discount for 2 courses
- 10% discount for 3 courses
- 12.5% discount for 4 courses or more
If you have any queries please feel free to call the College of Digital Photography on 086 11 74686 (PHOTO) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the “View Lesson Outline” link below (to the right of the campus name) to view a detailed lesson plan for each course date listed.
Please note that due to the uncertainty regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, certain start dates for any of the contact courses may be postponed or cancelled.
* This is a school holiday course which will run over consecutive days