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Advanced Nightscape Astrophotography & Timelapse Workshop.


Join senior photography expert Babak Tafreshi (TWAN) for a 5-day intensive workshop covering nightscape astrophotography, photo editing and processing & timelapse techniques. 

A unique opportunity to join a world-leading astrophotographer Babak A. Tafreshi  for a week on La Palma, the Europe's stargazing paradise. Babak is the founder of TWAN or The World at Night program and a National Geographic photographer based in Boston (US), specialized in nightscape and timelapse imaging, connecting the Earth and sky, bridging art and science. The 5-day intensive workshop covering landscape astrophotography, image processing & timelapse techniques. The program will include trips to various parts of the island including the European Northern Observatory.

* Aimed at photographers and/or astronomers with some experience on photo processing & timelapse.*


Dates: 21 - 26 Sept (below calendar shows starting time/date only)

Location: Island of La Palma (Canary Islands)

Language of workshop: English.


Recommendations & requirements for workshop, about the lecturers and programme: here.



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Itinerario



Topics:

  • Definition of Nightscape Photography
  • Best cameras, lenses, and accessories for low-light imaging
  • Preparation, how to apply the latest tips and apps for planning your nightscape images
  • Best celestial events and targets to photograph and when, where and how to shoot them
  • From short exposure Milky Way and constellation images to long exposure star trails
  • Using portable star trackers for deeper nightscape and astroimages
  • How to use natural and artificial lights at night, from the moonlight to light-painting techniques
  • Creating Panoramas, All-Sky images and Virtual Realities
  • Creating timelapse videos of sky motion and night-day transitions
  • Processing images and photo sequences in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, and LRTimelapse

On site instruction will include what to shoot, selecting composition, camera settings and lens selection.

Más información

Fees include:

  • Course Fees*
  • Visit to the Observatory
  • 4 practical sessions (weather permitting)
  • Over 30 hours of theoretical sessions (5 days full time)
  • Transport to photoshooting sites around the island
  • Hot beverages and snacks at photo sessions
  • Insurance, tax & assistance**


* Fees exclude: meals & accommodation. However, closer to the workshop we will offer you a meal package for the duration of the workshop (excluding breakfast) and an accommodation package for the workshop. These packages are optional. However, group prices will be negotiated for this and more importantly, to save time and allow you to focus on the workshop, we strongly recommended you to reserve the meal package. Please take into account, that we may have very little time for meals and it´s faster if meals are booked in advanced. 


**European Participants are strongly advised to travel to La Palma with a valid European medical card. The Insurance will cover participants while in La Palma only (accident related to workshop). Participants are strongly adviced to get a suitable travel insurance & equipment insurance from and to your place of origin and during workshop. Please notify any food allergies and altitude sickness.


Cancellations. We understand that your plans may change after registration. You may cancel with a 300 EUR cancelling fee if cancellation takes place before the 1st August. Cancellation requests made between dates up to 14th September (23:59 UTC) will be charged with a 60% of the course fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations from 15th Sept. Please take this into account when you sign up for the workshop. In the event of cancellation on our part, all due to unexpected major events, such as but not limited to weather and natural calamities, you will be fully refunded except for a 10% for management costs. In case of severe illness/accident of one of the instructors, we will notify you and we will substitute him by another photographer at TWAN. If this is short notice and it is not possible to rearrange and we are forced to cancel you will be fully refunded. Please note that minimum number of participants is 7.
 

Localización

Address Breña Baja, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España



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