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Advanced night sky photo workshop with Greg Gibbs

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This advanced workshop by Greg Gibbs will cover the following:

  • Equipment
  • Planning
  • Star Trails
  • Timelapses
  • Panoramas
  • Light Painting
  • Post Processing

Greg Gibbs describes himself as a horticulturalist by day and  astrophotographer by night.  Ever since Greg witnessed Halley’s Comet at the age of seven he has had a background interest in astronomy.

Growing up, he enjoyed seeing things like lunar eclipses, meteor showers, and other bright comets.  But, it wasn’t until he purchased his first DSLR camera in 2010 that he discovered a passion for photographing the night sky.

weblookout“I was playing around with the camera one night and I thought to myself, ‘what would happen if I just went outside and held the shutter button down for a long time?  Could I capture a couple of stars on camera?’  The resulting image whilst completely out of focus and riddled with noise, blew my mind so much that I started devouring as much information about astrophotography as I could, and I have been hooked ever since,” says Gibbs.

Although Greg enjoys experimenting with telescope based astrophotography and other photography like storm chasing, his real passion is doing what started it all- using nothing more than a camera and normal tripod to capture the beauty of the night sky that surrounds us all.

“If through my images I can inspire just one person to look up with a greater appreciation of the night sky, then I will be completely satisfied.  I am only out taking images at all hours of the night, because I simply love being under the stars.”

Greg’s work has appeared in magazines, calendars, books and numerous websites including being featured on NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.  You can find out more about Greg, follow him on social media, or view more of his images via his website:  www.capturingthenight.com

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Aurora & night-sky talks at Wild Island

Join us for an afternoon of informative and entertaining talks about aurora, stars and more…

  • How the Tasmanian aurora craze started (Margaret Sonnemann)
  • The science of the aurora (Dave Hunter)
  • How to predict and monitor auroras (Dave Hunter)
  • Introduction to stars in our night sky (John Oxley)
  • Bioluminescence in Tasmania (Lisa Gershwin)

Beginners aurora & night sky photography workshop

aurora-australis-Tasmania-1828-PozibleJoin Loic Le Guilly to learn the basics of night sky & aurora photography.

Topics covered:

  • introduction to auroras & how they work
  • where to go to see them in Tasmania
  • how to forecast and monitor auroras
  • equipment to photograph auroras & night sky (cameras, lenses, tripods, accessories)
  • the best camera settings
  • how to process your night sky images (several real examples done live, editing software is Lightroom but principles can be applied to other software)

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Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards

Join us for the announcement of the winners of the 2015 Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards.

This will be a fantastic night to celebrate the best night sky photography in Tasmania.

More information about the TNSPA on Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards website

This is a free event but you must book a ticket to secure a spot on the night (scroll down to book).

Tasmanian Night Sky Photography exhibition

An exhibition of the best aurora & night sky photography in Tasmania as selected by the Tasmanian Night Sky Photography Awards.

Winners of the awards will be announced on Friday 14.

You can view the Night sky images online.

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Win a print by Rob Blakers, Loic Le Guilly or Simon Olding (random draw every 3 months).

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