If you’re an astrophotography enthusiast, then this workshop will help you take your practice to the next level through developing skills in stacking and processing low light images to best effect. To benefit from this workshop, you’ll need a good understanding of raw processing in Lightroom and the use of layers/masks/blending in Photoshop. The workshop is perfect for you if you’ve graduated from one of PhotoAccess’ Nightscapes and Startrails workshops or are an independent astrophotographer wanting to further develop your existing processing skills.
Over four x 3 hour sessions, experienced tutor and astrophotographer Joe Cali will guide you through worked examples of raw processing, stacking, enhancement, noise control, background sky level and colour adjustments, removal of unwanted artefacts, and panorama stitching as applied to astronomical imaging. After being guided on provided image data with set examples, you will then work on your own image sets under Joe’s guidance.
If you’re interested in astrophotography but are not yet ready for this workshop, then you may like to sign up for one of PhotoAccess’ regular Nightscapes and Startrails workshops or our Digital Toolbox (Photoshop and Lightroom) series. Please drop us an email at [email protected] or phone on 02 – 6295 7810 to let us know of your interest.
Astro Image Processing will run on four Wednesday evenings: 28 October, 4 November, 11 November and 25 November, 2020. Each session will run 6pm – 9pm and be held at PhotoAccess. [Please note the one-week break between sessions three and four].
PhotoAccess is located within the Manuka Arts Centre, at 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith, ACT, 2603.
Parking is available on New South Wales Crescent, adjacent to the Manuka Pool.
Notebook, pencil & tutorial notes.
We expect that you’ll want to bring your own laptop for this workshop but, if necessary, PhotoAccess has some Mac laptops with Photoshop and Lightroom available for use if needed. Please ensure you email us to book a laptop at the time of enrolment.
Please bring your own laptop with recent versions of Lightroom and Photoshop installed (with version CS5 or later). Don’t forget your power cable.
If you’re borrowing one of our laptops, please bring a USB to take your work home.
Joe Cali has been taking photographs for more than 40 years. He’s worked extensively in most film and digital media and has had an active interest in astronomy and astrophotography since 1978. Joe began teaching with Photoaccess in 1996 and over the years has taught a wide variety of workshops in Black and White Darkroom & Camera, Photoshop, Lightroom, Camera Skills, Travel Photography and a range of boutique workshops. His photographs have been published in feature stories in large circulation glossy magazines such as Australian Geographic and Sky and Telescope and his work has been exhibited in over thirty solo and group exhibitions.
You can visit Joe’s website to discover more about his photography practice.
Image credit: Joe Cali, by Terry Cuttle.