AIPP's - Starry Starry Night - (Shooting Stars) with Andrew Campbell
* Are you in awe of the Heavens?
* Ever wanted to take amazing photographs of the night sky but thought you needed expensive equipment?
* Have you ever seen Saturn through a telescope?
* Ever wondered how the pros get those incredible space shots?
An AIPP Victoria first - David Malin, Astrophotography Award winner Phil Hart and 6x Master Photographer Andrew Campbell will show you how to take your own stunning images with just your DSLR and a tripod.
Andrew Campbell is a six times Master of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography.
He has been a professional photographer since 1983, specialising at various times in Corporate, Advertising, Fashion and People.
A relative newcomer to Astro photography, Andrew's obsession began in 2012 when a good friend donated him his old Meade Newtonian telescope.
Andrew was immediately intrigued by the possibility of attaching a camera and photographing the heavens.
This soon led to Andrew purchasing a "real" telescope and equatorial mount, and attaching the studio's trusty DSLR on weekends.
However, as his knowledge grew in the quest for better images, Andrew recently upgraded all his astrophotography gear to a professional standard Astrograph, star tracking mount and specialised cooled CCD camera. The journey continues… with several of his images receiving Silver Distinction Awards, Andrew was a finalist last year in the Science, Nature and Environment category at the VPPY's.
Andrew is also recognised by his peers as a discerning judge of photography.
He has judged at the state and national awards for the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) for the last 20 years consecutively.
Andrew is a Sci-Fi nut and long term Trekkie.
Phil Hart has been enjoying and photographing the night sky for nearly twenty years. He is the outgoing Astrophotography section director of the Astronomical Society of Victoria. (ASV)
His award winning photos have been published in books, magazines and popular websites around the world and in 2012, Phil was the winner of the prestigious 'David Malin Award
(Australia's premier annual competition for Astrophotographers).
Phil also runs Night Sky Photography workshops and is the author of the popular eBook, "Shooting Stars - How to Photograph the Moon and Stars with your DSLR."
You can follow Phil and the beautiful images he captures on Google Plus or the Night Sky Photography Facebook page.
You will Learn:
Camera settings and how to capture Night sky scenes, Star trails, Timelapse videos and more.
Bring your camera and tripod and learn all the secrets from Phil Hart.
Unlock the mysteries of deep space imaging with a telescope, and join Andrew Campbell as he shares his own award winning images taken on his journey in Astrophotography.
See real deep space imaging "Live" on the field, with Andrew Campbell and members of the Astronomical Society of Victoria and their high tech imaging equipment.
Be amazed when you see the stars and planets from the Mt.Burnett Observatory's 18" telescope with your very own eyes.
All this and more to celebrate your inner geek!
Date: Sunday 17th May
Time: 3pm - late late late!
Venue: Mt.Burnett Observatory
Please note that this will be a red light only event after dark - so bring a torch covered with red gel to protect everyone's night vision.
Limited to 30 people only - so get in quick!
BYO Food and Drink. Cameras and Tripods and Torches covered with Red Gel. (It's suggested that you bring a remote or off camera Shutter Release as you will be using long exposures).
A Couple of close Cottages and B&B's - (or you can book the weekend at your own cost and discretion).
We will also advise of the local accommodation for those wishing to stay the night and meet up for brekky in the morning!! (Members are advised to book this as soon as possible as there are limited rooms available).
These are a couple of places that our members can book for themselves if they want to come and stay on the Sunday night (or they may choose to make a weekend of it!) These places are currently available as of today.