Basics of Photography
4 – 8
manually adjustable camera, tripod
Topics & Content
- 5Workshop in English
- 5Learn best camera settings for combining moon and cityscapes
- 5Understand how the moon moves, its cycles and phases
- 5In depth look at effect of location and focal length on moon size
- 5What gear is needed: tripods, tripod heads, remote shutter release, image stabilization
- 5Basics of composition
- 5Master manual mode, understand the histogram
- 5Pros and cons of exposure bracketing
- 5Using apps such as Photopills to plan next photoshoot
After introducing ourselves, we will go over the basic settings for moon photography, discuss what effect focal length has on composition and camera settings, and best practices for using a tripod. As the moon will still be high in the sky, we will practice a series of guided exercises to understand better the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and depth of field at various focal lengths. After this, the moon will be low enough in the sky to really combine it with the cityscape, such as the Kölner Dom or Altstadt, and we will briefly discuss composition. Then, it’s time for you to photograph! While you are photographing, the trainer will go around, take a look over your shoulder, give tips and answers any questions you might have.
After the moon has set, we will discuss what went right, what challenges you had, and how you can plan your own moon photoshoot with apps like Photopills.
This course is suitable for those who have some experience with photography and using a tripod. A tripod and tripod head is required. A camera with manual settings options is also required, but brand is not important. A remote shutter release/camera app is recommended but not mandatory. Typical zoom lens 70-200mm, one prime lens 35mm or 50mm. Optional but very helpful for detail shots: 400mm or longer.
The photography course takes place in all weathers. Weather-related clothing is therefore necessary.
Workshop in English
03.04.2022 So 19:30-22:30 (new moon 6%)
16.04.2022 Sa 04:30-7:30 (full moon 100%)
02.05.2022 Mo 20:00-23:00 (new moon 4%)
01.07.2022 Fr 20:30-23:30 (new moon 7%)
29.08.2022 Mo 18:30-21:30 (new moon 6%)
10.09.2022 Sa 04:00-07:00 (full moon 100%)
28.10.2022 Fr 17:00-20:00 (new moon 13%)
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