Night Sky Photography
Do you want to photograph the night sky with its myriad of bright stars, record the awesome Milky Way or capture shooting stars and eclipses? Do you want to visit the mountains at night, travel through silent landscapes and explore astrophotography? The Lake District is recognised for its dark night skies. It currently contains two international Dark Sky Discovery Sites and hopes to be awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status in the near future. The Lake District therefore provides an ideal location for my Night Sky or Dark Sky Photography courses.
During a Night Sky or Dark Sky photography course we will consider:
- Planning a night sky photography trip
- The camera settings (aperture, shutter speed and ISO)
- How to focus
- Light painting
- Post processing
The Night Sky or Dark Sky Photography course runs throughout the year. The course will last approximately 6 hours and is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience.
All you need to bring is your personal kit (including spare warm clothing), camera and tripod, food and a flask of hot drink. Don’t forget your head torch and spare batteries as we will be spending time outside in the dark.
If you want to photograph the night sky, sunsets, sunrises and visit remote locations during the ‘Golden Hour’ than why not consider one of our Wild Camping and Photography courses – especially during the summer months when the sun sets late and rises early.