This advanced workshop by Greg Gibbs will cover the following:
- Star Trails
- 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.
“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