The Western Deserts of Egypt Astrophotography Camping Trip 

the adventure of a life time

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A trip to the Western Deserts of Egypt
The White Desert 

( around new moon dates )


One of the Darkest Locations in the World (Class 1 Bortle) , Beautiful Skies and Magnificent Landscapes  

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Advanced Level Astrophotography Wide Field Landscapes, Deep Sky , Milky Way , Time Lapse , Star Trails , and Panoramas.  You will leave this workshop with a professional understanding of what it takes to create breathtaking photos of the Milky Way and the night skies. From planning your trip & shoots, to successfully capturing & composing your images. 

3 days / 2 nights Astrophotography Camping Trip

Regular Rate : EGP 6,000 

NPM : EGP 5,000

There is an option to enroll in an additional post processing advanced course 3 hours on Zoom available upon request (small groups and one on one) 

Trip Program :

Day one  :

  • Depart from Cairo at 5 am - Arrival at Bahariya Oasis around 10 am followed by Breakfast.

  • Start Heading towards the White Desert in air-conditioned 4×4 cars to start the tour

  • Visit the Black desert / Crystal mountain / Valley of Obstacles

  • Camping in the Valley of Obstacles / Bedouin dinner

  • Astrophotography talk.

  • Sunset followed by Overnight Astrophotography Session till Dawn

Day Two :

  • Breakfast

  • The Great Valley / eye of cypress / Al-Makhroum Rock (Al-Arj Al-Kabir) /  green eye

  • Eating food in Ain Khadra

  •  acacia tree/  snow mountain / The ancient white desert / The new desert

  • Camping in the new white desert.

  • Bedouin dinner

  • Astrophotography talk.

  • Sunset followed by Overnight Astrophotography Session till Dawn

Day Three  :

  • The panorama and the rest of the white desert attractions

  • Flower stone

  • Arrival to the Bahariya Oasis

  • Breakfast

  • Heading Back to Cairo

 

The Trip Cost is also inclusive of the following:

  1. Transfers from and to Cairo by a modern air-conditioned bus.

  2. The complete safari program with 4×4 air-conditioned vehicles.

  3. Three meals a day.

  4. Drinks, Dates and refreshments throughout the Trip.

  5. Full Camping gear

  6. Desert Shower / Bath

  7. Electric generator to charge batteries and devices.

                      We Choose SpaceWay              as the organizer for our events for their great service

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The Astrophotography Advanced Workshop will Cover the Following :

A detailed step by step walk through the 3 different processes of Astrophotography

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Astrophotography Tools, Techniques:

  • Equipment

  • Requirements

  • Photographic Knowledge

  • Astronomy Knowledge

  • Applications and Software

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Astrophotography Planning:

  • Location

  • Light Pollution

  • Weather

  • Moonphases – Rise and Set Times

  • Targets & Deep Sky Target Planning

Astrophotography Execution:

  • Pre-requisites

  • Precautions

  • Timing

  • Setup

  • Focusing in the dark

  • Creative Composition

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Other Details & 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: the support will extend through the Whatsapp group for all the results & outcomes of the workshop.

  3. Some Nikon Cameras and Lenses will be made available through Nikon Egypt.

  4. All Covid-19 precautionary measures in accordance with the law will be strictly followed.