One day course for adults
This course is aimed at beginners in night sky photography but assumes competence with your own camera equipment. The morning session will teach the basics of imaging the night sky and the Milky Way, followed by a an introduction to using a portable tracker to get even better night sky images.
After lunch the afternoon session starts with a fascinating session on time lapse night sky photography, followed by how to image the moon and shooting by moonlight.
Delegates will be able to view a portable tracker and John's personal camera equipment that he uses to take most of his astro images.
Time: 10.30am - 4pm
Course lecturer: John Fox FRAS
John has spent over 54 years in the professional photographic arena and has practical experience in all film formats up to and including 5"x 4" plate cameras.
He won "Photographer of the Year" in the 1983 'Southern Press, Radio and Television' awards and has also picked up three Ilford Awards during his 32 years as a press photographer working both in Sussex and Manchester. Outside of his press photography adventures John has also photographed over 1,400 weddings during his long career.
John switched to digital in 2003 and has embraced the freedom of shooting and editing digital imagery. He gives camera club talks around Sussex and served as a committee member for two years on the R.P.S. South East regional committee.
He has developed a passion for astro photography using just basic equipment and is Chair of a local Astronomical Society, Wealden Astronomers.
John has recently been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
You can book online using Paypal and depending on the device you are booking with there should be an option to book online without using Paypal (check out as a guest using your debit or credit card). Please telephone The Centre on 01323 832731 to secure your place(s) if you are unable to book online.
The course is presented in one of our domes under the backdrop of an historic telescope. Please wear warm clothing.
There is a lunch break during the course. Please make sure that you let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
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