One day Spring and Autumn courses for adults
The course will be aimed at beginners in night sky photography but assumes competence with your own DSLR camera. The morning session will teach night sky photography, painting with light and time lapse videos using a normal DSLR camera and tripod. The afternoon session will progress into using a normal DSLR and camera lens on a driven mount along with demonstrations of setting up and mounting a DSLR body onto a telescope and driven mount. John will also run a session on basic processing using Lightroom and Photoshop and setting up a polarscope.
You do not need to bring your own camera, tripod or telescope with you as there is no capacity for individuals to set up their own equipment. PLEASE NOTE it is recommended that participants own/plan to purchase a DSLR, and not a hybrid or bridge camera due to the compromised settings and automatic rather than manual handling of the modes.
Course lecturer: John Fox
John has spent over 53 years in the professional photographic arena and has practical experience in all formats of film equipment up to and including 5”x4” plate cameras.
He won “Photographer of the Year” in the 1983 'Southern Press Radio and Television' Awards and has also won 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 the surrounding counties and is an RPS S.E. Region committee member.
The course is presented in one of our domes under the backdrop of an historic telescope. Please wear warm clothing.
There are breaks during the course for a hot drink and for a light lunch. Please make sure that you let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
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