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QLD - A picnic under the stars with Mark Culley

Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Students: $10.00
Members: $15.00
Non-Members: $40.00
Location: Meeting point Matthew Flinders Park - 407 Steve Irwin Way, Beerburrum
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QLD - A picnic under the stars with Mark Culley

DATE: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

LOCATION: MEETING POINT MATTHEW FLINDERS PARK - 407 STEVE IRWING WAY, BEERBURRUM

COST: MEMBERS $15, STUDENTS $10 NON-MEMBERS $40

INCLUSIONS: PICNIC REFRESHMENTS  

TIME: 6:00PM TO 10:00PM


EVENT DETAIL

Love the night sky? Have you ever wanted to improve your Astrophotography and weren’t sure where to start?  Mark will explain how he shoots composites to reduce the noise and increase the detail in his amazing Milky Way photos. 
Whether you are just starting your journey in photography, or are looking to further develop your Astrophotography skills, this fun hands on workshop is aimed at providing you with the guidance to capture breathtaking images.
With over 23 years experience, Mark will give you a guideline, from the planning, composing your image, camera settings required, to what lens to use, how to get sharp images right through the apps and software we use.

What you will learn
  • How to plan shoots, using phone apps and other programs
  • How to photograph in the dark safely
  • Essential gear and equipment to capture stunning night images
  • How to focus and compose images in the dark
  • How to set up your camera to capture the milky way
  • How to capture star trails and timelapses

What you should bring
  • Digital Camera (DSLR) & lenses with a fully charge battery
  • Spare battery if you have one
  • Blank memory cards
  • Tripod & Camera Bag
  • Shutter release remote with lock
  • Comfortable closed shoes
  • Warm clothes and/or Weather Proof Jacket
  • Bottle of water / Flask of coffee or tea
  • Your mobile phone (for apps and taking notes)
  • Head torch
  • Chair


Mark Culley
Mark Culley picked up his first telescope over 20 years ago. Mark has presented wide field astrophotography to over 150 associations ranging from Astronomical Societies to the World Science Festival and have held over 300 Astrophotography Workshops around South East Queensland.



BROUGHT TO YOU BY YOUR QLD COUNCIL