The 6×6 Centre for Photography, in collaboration with UK awarded astrophotographer Ollie Taylor, is organising two practical astrophotography workshops in Limassol. The workshops will take place on the mild nights of the April 29 to May 1.
Better known for its sandy beaches, azure waters, ancient ruins, rugged interior and warm climate, Cyprus as an island also has some excellent dark sky locations, ideal for astro-photography.
The workshop will cater for beginners, enthusiast and intermediate photographers.
Two separate groups of a maximum of 10 participants will be formed for the night-time practical workshops, taking place over April 29-30, under the hands-on guidance of nightscape pro Taylor.
Each practical course will then be rounded off with post-editing tuition using Lightroom and Photoshop, which will progress from beginner to intermediate.
Attendees are guaranteed to gain a new skill set, or advance and develop their existing knowledge. This theoretical session will take place on May 1 for both groups, at 6×6 Centre for Photography, Limassol.
The participation fee is €135, and includes one outdoor nightscape photography session, one theory session, transportation to location, snacks and VAT. The cost excludes accommodation, personal and equipment insurance.
Planning: Learn how to plan out and locate a successful nightscape shoot every time, key apps, and helpful websites.
The Basics: Simple step fieldwork guidance to composing and generating a stunning nightscape image from your camera gear.
Advanced: Take the next step to producing the best quality night sky images your camera gear will produce, and push the images produced as close as possible to “magazine quality”.
Main Topics: Nightscape composition, Milky Way shooting, general night sky within landscape photography, star trails.
Bonus Topics: May include: panoramas, star tracker use (theory), shooting stars and trails, vortex star trails (depending on group progression through the night).
Day two Image to Print: Day two will focus on editing your images through post production on Lightroom and Photoshop, and how to streamline your workflow. This will take place at the 6×6 Centre for Photography Studio. There will also be time for further development and Q&A.
About Ollie Taylor
Taylor has practised landscape photography for nearly 15 years and has visited Cyprus on a number of occasions. He has had some of his nightscape work from the island published worldwide, including on the front page of the 2016 novel ‘The 100 Year Miracle’.
Taylor has built up a huge portfolio of fine art landscapes and travel images, represented in over 20 leading agencies, and also provided photographic material to private clients around the world.
His work has been used in brochures, book covers, corporate business marketing, and on thousands of websites.
Having featured in, and written specifically about, nightscape techniques for various photography magazines, Taylor was the first photographer to set up UK landscape night sky photography workshops, and they have been very successful since launching.
Workshop registration contact: Tel: 25 354810 [email protected], www.centreforphotography6x6.com Facebook: 6×6 Centre for Photography.
6×6 Centre for Photography 19 Ipeirou Str., Limassol 3040 (parallel to Anexartisias Str.) opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 and Saturday 10:00-13:00.