UPDATE: 24th September 2020

On Friday 28th August we had the privilege of Simon Williams presenting the first Winterstellar Astrophotography Workshop. All those present at the Alexandra Golf Club were treated to a full night of education, inspiration and fun as Simon shared his years of experience and many practical tips and tricks to help photographers get the most out of the beauty of the night sky.

Team photo of Workshop attendees
Team photo of Workshop attendees

Feedback from attendees

I found it a fantastic learning curve for a novice.

I am trying to put a few of the skills into practice and am finding it enthralling to find out what a camera can do.

If there is another I would be very interested.

Bill Clarke

Amongst the audience were teenage students, new and experienced photographers, and accomplished artists wanting to expand their repertoire.

Astrophotography Workshop with Simon Williams
Astrophotography Workshop with Simon Williams

After a couple of hours education in the clubrooms, it was outside onto the greens and fairways of the Golf Course to try out the newly learned skills with one on one guidance from Simon.

Shooting under moon and stars at Alexandra Golf Course
Shooting under moon and stars
Shooting under moon and stars at Astrophotography Workshop with Simon Williams
Shooting under moon and stars

After everybody had tested and practised under the half moon, satellites and stars it was back in to learn about the post shoot processes and best practice to put the final flourish to your images.

After more than four hours into what was originally planned to be a three hour workshop, the attendees returned to their own corners of our Central Otago paradise equipped with more knowledge and plans for capturing the night skies.

Do you want to come along to our next Workshop?

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Astrophotography Tools & Useful Links

  • Photopills – phone app with camera settings table and augmented reality tool for seeing where things are and planning shoots for the future.
  • Aurora Alert Otago – website with up to date aurora viewing probability. Site set up by Otago Museum.
  • Adobe Lightroom – Photo cataloguing and image adjusting and fine tuning.
  • PTGui – Panorama stitching.
  • StarStaX – Image stacking for star trails.

Simon Williams – Authentic As

Find out more about Simon and his business here: www.authenticas.org

Thank You to our Supporters

This workshop was brought to you with the kind support of

Trust Power Lend a Hand
Trust Power Lend a Hand
Alexandra Golf Club
Alexandra Golf Club


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