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Astrophotography Workshop

GBP 35.0

£35.00

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Gain a deeper understanding of both your camera and the dark skies, with this fantastic Astrophotography Workshop within the rural surroundings of County Durham.

Your instructor is both an experienced astronomer and an expert in photographing the night sky. You’ll learn how to set up and operate your camera in the dark, before getting down to identifying and capturing features of the night sky.

Your instructor will show you how to take photographs in manual mode, allowing you greater creative control of your camera. With lots of one-to-one support, there’ll be plenty of time to snap some exquisite shots and appreciate the surrounding beauty at the same time.

What's Included?

  • Astrophotography workshop
  • Learn how to photograph the dark skies with your camera
  • Rural Durham location
  • Experienced astronomer as your instructor
  • Experience gift pack
  • Cancellation indemnity

What happens on the day?

You’ll need to bring your camera, along with a tripod and a torch. On arrival at your meeting point, you’ll be welcomed by your instructor, before heading to the workshop location with the rest of the class. You’ll learn how to set up and operate your camera in the dark, before covering some basic astronomy for photographers.

Once everything’s up and running, you’ll get one-to-one support throughout your experience, and you’ll have time to snap plenty of shots. You’ll also learn how to edit and print your images to bring out the best in them.

Validity

Your voucher is valid for 12 months from the date of issue

Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date

Participant guidelines

Minimum age: 8 (under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult)

You will need a camera that can have shutter speed, aperture, ISO and focus manually set ie DSLR or mirrorless

You will need to bring a tripod and torch

Some sites are wheelchair accessible - please ask at the time of booking

There will be uneven ground and a short walk from the car park

Toilets may not be available at the site

The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary

Availability

The experience is available on selected nights (Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday) and times nights October to April.

We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability.

Please allow 1 hour 30 minutes for the full experience

What about insurance?

The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence.

A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher.

How it works

All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience.

Location

Co Durham – Weardale & Teesdale

Brand:
Virgin
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