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Module 02
Deep Sky Astrophotography with a Camera & a Lens

This module of astrophotography workshops is about the photography of different celestial targets in the night skies through out all season, such as nebulae and galaxies. The Astrophotography Workshop is a 3-day long workshop that target enthusiast photographers who want to capture professional Deep Sky Photos with a DSLR / Mirrorless Camera & Lenses rather than using the complications associated with (Telescopes , CCD Astro Cameras and heavy Telescopic Mounts.) It will give you a professional insight on how to plan your targets , plan your journey , setup your equipment , how to capture the targets with different techniques . Finally and most importantly how to bring your images to life with special advanced post processing techniques.

You will learn years of knowledge and Experience in a matter of days.

Module 2B

2 Postprocessing sessions

(2 hours each on  separate days)

Module 2A

1 session on Deep Sky Astrophotography

(1.5 hours) (zoom session)


1 Photography Trip (overnight)

2 Postprocessing session

(2 hours on a separate day)


The Astrophotography Trip / Overnight Practical Workshop 

The Following will be covered in the full workshop :

A detailed step by step walk through the 4 different processes of Astrophotography


Astrophotography Tools, Techniques:

  • Equipment

  • Requirements

  • Photographic Knowledge

  • Astronomy Knowledge

  • Applications and Software


Astrophotography Planning:

  • Location

  • Light Pollution

  • Weather

  • Moonphases – Rise and Set Times

  • Targets & Deep Sky Target Planning


Astrophotography Execution:

  • Pre-requisites

  • Precautions

  • Timing

  • Setup

  • Other / focusing your lens in the dark ,

       Creative framing

The Post Processing Session/s 
  • A complete post processing detailed explanation / application for two of following targets (depending on the season :

  • Orion and Running man Nebula

  • Milky way core

  • Rosette Nebula

  • Cygnus Region  Nebulas

  • Lagoon Nebula

  • Data Management

  • Stacking with Sequator

  • File types and File management.

  • Stacking with Deep Sky Stacker

  • Star Removal different Techniques

  • Special techniques in Post Processing (Photoshop)

  • Final Cosmetics

Module 2A

Regular Rate : AED 3,200.00 / $870

Early Bird       : AED 2,950.00 / $805

Module 2B

Regular Rate : AED 1,750.00 / $475

Early Bird       : AED 1,500.00 / $410

Module 2A

Regular Rate : AED 1,600.00 / $435

Early Bird       : AED 1,475.00 / $400

Module 2B

Regular Rate : AED 875.00 / $240

Early Bird       : AED 750.00 / $205

Module 2A

1 session on Deep Sky Astrophotography

(1.5 hours) (zoom session)


1 Photography Trip (overnight)

2 Postprocessing session

(2 hours on a separate day)

Module 2B

2 Postprocessing sessions

(2 hours each on  separate days)

There are special discounted rated for NPM ) Nikon Premium Members

General Conditions :

  1. Prior to the Workshop , a Whatsapp group of the participants will be created , It will be utilized for managing the workshop, and it will as well handle quick discussions & overview of the participant equipment, areas of strength, and areas that require development, in addition to any specific requirement to be taken into consideration.

  2. At the end of the Workshop: Participants will receive a certificate of completion and the support will extend through the Whatsapp group for all the results & outcomes of the workshop.

  3. Nikon Cameras and Lenses will be made available through Nikon Middle east , arrangement will be made prior to the workshop for collection.

  4. Cold Refreshments , water and quick snacks (potato chips , biscuits) will be made available to the participants.

  5. The Post Processing sessions & all non Field sessions will be held in special venues that will be announced on registration.

  6. Few tents will be available for quick naps through out the night.

  7. One Tracking mount will be available to use during the workshop , and if required arrangements to buy the best suitable tracking mounts can be made with regional suppliers.

  8. The cost does not include transportation , meals or main equipment except highlighted above.

  9. All Covid-19 precautionary measures in accordance with UAE law will be strictly followed.

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