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Wild Camp and Astrophotography Workshop

Glyderau, Snowdonia, Saturday May 4th

  • 200 British pounds
  • Gwern Gof Uchaf, Ogwen Valley

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Learn night photography in Snowdonia with Kat Lawman and Gareth Mon We will be starting the evening with a slow uphill hike, making our way to the summit of Glyder Fach to set up camp for the night. We will be able to take in sunset from the summit, followed by a night of photography under the stars This course is for all levels of photographer, but you must have a basic understanding of how to use your camera in manual mode (ISO, Shutter speed, Aperture) The aim of the course is to photograph the milky way looking over Tryfan and the Cantilever stone The course will be fully guided by a qualified Mountain Leader (myself) throughout the duration of the evening and we will aim to get everyone back to their cars before lunch Things we will cover: Planning to shoot the stars/milky way- useful apps and tools Choosing the best settings to photograph the stars Manually focusing in the dark- tips and tricks Getting the best composition Light painting - using head torches and other light to illuminate the scene Equipment you will need: A fairly new DSLR/Mirrorless camera Wide angle lens of at 28mm or wider with aperture of F2.8 or wider Sturdy Tripod Memory Card Head torch and spare batteries Personal drinking water and food supplies for evening/breakfast Camera batteries Intervalometer / shutter release (useful) Warm clothes (inc hats & gloves) & hiking boots Camping equipment- lightweight backpackers tent or bivvy (not a festival pop up or family size) / sleep mat/ warm sleeping bag/ rucksack big enough for all camping and camera gear Optional Extras: Light painting resources Hot flask and snacks (be mindful that you will need to also carry these in your rucksack to) Clear skies are preferred but the weather here is Snowdonia is not guaranteed- the course will go ahead as planned and adapted as needed- in the event of heavy rain/wind the course may be postponed. Locations may be amended at short notice due to adverse weather. Insurance and transportation is not included Post processing tuition (photoshop/lightroom/stacking programs) is not included in the course, however we will advise on relevant tutorials

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