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My fellow Coasters!

You asked, I listened....

This one is just for you, to join me on an Introduction to Landscape Astro mini workshop during Matariki, on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of June for  a night under the stars and an afternoon of post processing.
This mini workshop is for West Coast residents only, to kickstart the addictive astro journey, or for those already with a foot in the celestial door to learn new tips, tricks and skills from a local, professional Astrophotographer. 

This insanely low price won't be repeated so get in quick to secure your spot!

Limited to a maximum of 8 participants. 

Coal Creek Astro
Kapitea Reservoir Astro

Friday 28


Meet and greet at Riverstone House.
Here we will get acquainted and talk about shooting in manual and what settings are best suited to your gear. We'll also touch on composition, what you hope to achieve and what we can expect for the evening while out in the field. 


Head off to a location with clear skies that will be determined on the day. Here we will shoot the rising Milky Way using different techniques to suit your abilities such as single images, stacks and panoramas.


Evening concludes

Saturday 29


Meet at Riverstone to set up laptop or desktop. I will then give a demonstration of how I edit an image from start to finish.


Post processing tuition


Lunch break


Post processing tuition


Workshop concludes

What to bring

Day 1

  • Mirrorless or DSLR camera

  • Lens - A wide prime is best, between 14mm to 24mm, f/1.4 to f/2.8 ideally, but f/4 will work if your camera has high ISO capabilities. Please speak to me about loaning a lens if you have nothing suitable.

  • Camera batteries and SD cards

  • Sturdy tripod - essential

  • Remote shutter/intervalometer - not essential but very helpful

  • Thermal base layers

  • Lens cloths

  • Warm jacket 

  • Gloves

  • Sturdy and warm footwear

  • Hat, hood or beanie

  • Head torch with a red light

  • Water bottle

  • Snacks

Day 2

  • Laptop or PC with Lightroom and/or Photoshop installed, or your preferred editing software.

  • Lunch

  • Water bottle

Whats included

  • Tuition in the field and the classroom

  • Workflow sheet to take home

  • Venue

  • Tea & Coffee

  • DOC concession fees

  • Safety Management Plan


Whats not included

  • Transport

  • Personal, equipment and travel insurance

  • Meals

  • Accommodation (but can be arranged at extra cost)

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