Workshops at the Dunes : Camera Basics - 12th January 2018

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Workshops at the Dunes : Camera Basics - 12th January 2018


This workshop takes place during the Milky Way Off Season of 2018 and is designed for beginners to get the best out of their cameras for Nightscape Astrophotography.

Participants will be taught how to use their cameras in full manual mode, the best settings for their particular camera and lens setup, and how to capture the Milky Way along with interesting foregrounds. 

At minimum, participants will have to own a DSLR with manual settings, a Wide-Angle Lens (24mm or wider) with an aperture size of f4.5 or larger and a Tripod. 


Date: Friday 12th January 2018

Time: 6:30pm to 11:30pm

Location: Lancelin Sand Dunes

Meeting Point: Lancelin Sand Dunes holding area

Limited to 10 people per workshop


*Please note that participants are only paying for the Workshop. Transport and Accommodation will NOT be provided and we will have to vacate the dunes by midnight. 

Camping at the Dunes is prohibited. However, there are plenty of cheap accommodation in the local town.

Should the weather be unfavourable on the advertised day due to rains or excessive cloud cover, participants will be notified and the workshop will be postponed to the following day, Saturday.*


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Participant Checklist:

Please note that the town of Lancelin is approximately 2 hours North of Perth city. Please allow for traveling time

Ensure that camera batteries are fully charged + spare battery

Ensure SD cards are formatted and have sufficient space

Bring along a jacket as it could get cold at night, even in the summer

Ensure sufficient water and snacks

Ensure your car is fueled up as the local service stations shuts at 7pm

Camping in the Dunes is not permitted

Ensure accommodation has been booked or have adequate transport back home

You may drive on the dunes at your own risk, however, we will be walking into the dunes to the desired location

It is good practice to use a Red headlamp instead of a hand torch

It is considered bad etiquette to turn on lights once the photography session begins

Strictly NO FIRES

Wear appropriate footwear (Toes covered, Boots preferred)

Please note that there are Kangeroos in the area, please drive with caution

The highway leading into Lancelin has a strict 90km/h speed limit, speed cameras are used