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The Conductor _ Dirigent

PRIVATE NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

You are interested in night photography and would like to take Your first step to learn how to capture the beauty of the night sky? But You don’t have the knowledge and experience how to capture it with your camera. Also when to go and which places are best for night photography in Estonia? You will find answers to all of these questions in my night photography workshop for beginners.

For me the night sky has always been something mystical and beautiful at the same time. First when you stare the stars, everything seems so simple and ordinary. Just stars shining in the sky. But when you think about it more and dig deeper into this world then you realise that there is a lot more hidden in the night sky that we dont know about. The beautiful and mystical aspect of it makes me love the night sky and passionate about capturing the moments under the stars.

Hotell tähistaeva all _ Hotel Under the Stars

Last 3 years I have invested lot of my time learning night photography through different courses held by the best night photographers out in the world. For example Adam Woodworth, Alyn Wallace, Royce Bair to name a few. I have taken my learned theoretical skills out in the field and put them into practise. Learned a lot through my mistakes that have made me a better photographer overall. Also my photography adventures have taken me into different beautiful places all around Estonia and therefore I have gained knowledge where are the best places to head out for night photography.

I have built up my workshop with the same system. First we talk about theory and how to plan your night photography trips. Then we take the theory into practise where we head out to the landscape to capture the moments. Finally we analyze the photos, what went well and what needs improvement. 

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Workshops are meant for 1-2 people. I can then approach every student personally and give the best quality of knowledge.

  • Workshops are meant for beginners. During the talks we may dive into some intermediate topics.

  • Workshops start from Tallinn. Transportation is by me and there is a max. 1 hour drive to the location away from strong light pollution.

  • Workshops are 9-10 hours long. (driving included)

  • Workshop start and finish times (estimated):
    In September: ~ 17:00 - 3:00
    In October: ~ 15:30 - 1:30 ( Nights are longer in October, so the times are flexible. We can start later and finish later. It is possible to photograph the stars till 5 am in the morning). 

  • NB! More accurate timetable will be sent to participants when participation has been confirmed.

  • Snacks, coffee and tea are included during the wait for the sky to get dark.

  • If weather is favourable we can also photograph the sunset.

  • The northern lights season begins in the middle of august and therefore if we are lucky we will also take photos of the amazing northern lights.

  • I can’t control the weather therefore I can’t take any responsibility during the workshop if the weather will suddenly change and limit the possibilities to capture the night sky.

Raba virmalised _ Bog Aurora

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AND WHAT TOPICS WE WILL COVER?

  • Planning.

  • Different apps and websites that help you out before the photography trip and during your trip.

  • How to find and choose the best locations for night photography.

  • Composition. How to see the details of landscape and how to use them in your photography.

  • Basic settings for night photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance and more).

  • You will have the knowledge to choose the correct settings for different situations.

  • How to focus at night.

  • Importance of custom buttons.

  • Basic knowledge how to photograph the northern lights.

  • Gadgets that help out in night photography.

  • You can orientate better under the stars.

  • All participants will have access to one editing video where I show basic and simple techniques how to edit Your night images and make them come to life.

    All participants will have access to private facebook group where they can share their photos captured during the workshop and get feedback. I share useful information about upcoming night photography events and also upcoming possible northern lights shows. You will know when to get yourself ready. 

WHAT TO BRING?

  • Tripod

  • Mirrorless or DSLR camera

  • Fix or zoom lens with a focal length
    between 14-24mm (for beginner level this range works best) and recommended aperture
    from f/1.4-f/2.8.

    NB! It doesn’t mean that when You have for example a 35mm lens with a f/3.5 or f/4 aperture then You can’t take any photos. Yes You can but there are limitations and every lens is different. We will cover these topics in the workshop.

  • Headlamp.

  • Clothing based on weather. Hiking boots recommended.

NEXT TO TEACHING AND PROVIDING YOU WITH USEFUL KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION, MY GOAL IS ALSO TO GIVE YOU THE BEST EXPERIENCE HOW IT FEELS TO SPEND THE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS AND CAPTURE THE AMAZING BEAUTY OF IT.

WORKSHOP COST

  • 130€ per person

  • 115€ per person if You bring a friend and participate together.

PARTICIPATION AND REGISTRATION

Workshop dates will be announced by me 2-4 days before happening. That will minimize the chance of ending up under the cloudy skies. If you definitely want to participate in the next workshop then please fill out the form below. I will contact You and You wont miss the workshop.

NB! When the dates have been announced then students participation is confirmed when the payment of the workshop has been done before the start of the workshop.

 

If You would like me to run the workshop in some specific dates, location or multiple days then please contact me personally for the specifics.
 

REGISTER TO THE
WORKSHOP WAITING LIST


 

Thanks for registering!

BELOW YOU CAN SEE PHOTOS THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CAPTURE DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS 

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