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 an introduction to using a portable tracker to get even better night sky images.
The course includes a light lunch. 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.
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 astrophotography 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.
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