Steve Huddy, Canon Collective Ambassador

Astrophotography for Beginners – Catherine Hill Bay

Where:Catherine Hill Bay Surf Life Saving Club, Flowers Dr, Catherine Hill Bay NSW 2281
Cost: $49
Skill level: Beginner
Maximum event size:1-20 people
  • 22 May, 8:00PM - 10:00PM
Steve Huddy

About the event:

This astrophotography for beginners workshop will help you understand the fundamentals of night sky photography covering camera settings, low light focusing techniques, composition and astro photography tips. This workshop is intended for the beginner just starting out on their astrophotographic journey. Learn fundamental ingredients required to capture an image of the Milky Way, we will explore the difference between ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how to balance these 3 settings to create great exposures. The second part of this workshop will cover focusing techniques and a basic introduction to composition.

Topics covered:

• Low light focusing techniques
• Exposure settings
• Manual focus settings for night photography
• Composition
• Pre Shoot planning: Apps, resources & Milky Way season
• Post processing tips

Recommended Equipment:

• Your DSLR / Mirrorless Camera (check the battery is fully charged)
• Wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, f/3.5 or f/4
• Sturdy tripod is a essential (double check you have the tripod plate)
• Cable / wireless remote optional
• Torch, preferable with dull RED filter
• Warm clothing & covered shoes

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please choose carefully. Except where otherwise indicated, we do not offer refunds unless an event has to be cancelled, rescheduled to a date you cannot attend, or where required under Australian Consumer Law. View the Terms of Registration.

The little details:

Recommended equipment:

Bring your own EOS Camera or borrow one of ours. Want to try something else? Kyōyū is an Australian camera sharing community brought together by Canon. It lets you rent out your photography gear or hire the camera and lenses you need, quickly and easily.

Event location:

Meeting at Catherine Hill Bay Surf Life Saving Club. Parking available.

Important Information

A general fitness level is required. We recommend closed toe shoes for walking. As this event takes place outdoors, please be mindful of your surroundings.

Share your images with us

We'd love to see what you capture! Please share your images from this event by tagging @canoncollectiveofficial or #canoncollective

Your Ambassador

Jenn Cooper

Based in Sydney, Jenn loves adventure and photography almost as much as she loves her beautiful family.

Catherine Hill Bay Surf Life Saving Club


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