During this one-night workshop beginner and intermediate students will learn about different darkness levels from sunset, civil, nautical to astro lighting. Learn about atmosphere and light pollution, aperture, shutter speeds, ISO, noise and noise reduction, celestial poles, star rotation and basic editing. Advanced students will cover aspects of stacking and more advanced editing software.
*In case of bad weather the Plan B date is Saturday 7 March.
SUBJECTS: Darkness levels (Astro dark vs civilian dark) Sunset: 7:30pm Civil: 7:30-8pm Nautical: 8-8:30pm Astro: 8:30pm onwards
Atmosphere & light pollution Camera light leak (tape over viewfinder), lens hoods Wide angle vs narrow Aperture - light spikes vs light received vs focal point Shutter speed limits - when untracked ISO, noise & noise reduction Reading the sky (sky apps) Celestial poles & star rotation Tracked vs untracked shots Basic editing aka photoshop/lightroom
ADVANCED SUBJECTS: Stacked vs unstacked Benefits of stacking Pitfalls of stacking Lights, darks, flats, bias Editing software Sequator/deepskystacker
Zara is a New Zealand qualified photographer and photography teacher who now calls Sydney home. With a speciality in naturally lit, documentary-styled and candid portraiture, Zara strives to capture the in-between, otherwise unseen moments, where people are at their most comfortable and most pure. Zara’s unique style and technique, youthful eye, and carefree personality help to achieve and portray these moments to be as beautiful as physically possible. “Knowledge is not a destination, it is a journey, and one that I thoroughly enjoy. Teaching others helps me to also learn new things, one can never be an "expert" as there is always something new just around the corner.”