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Nightscape Workshop

+ 6 hours workshop
+ field practice with nightscape equipment
+ post-production of nightscape photographs
+ workshop with an international NightScape Photographer Of The Year Winner

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    When every photon matters!

    It is not about the quantity, it's all about the quality! That goes for the light as well for the learning. And on this workshop, we will learn A LOT about taking photographs when there is VERY LITTLE light available.

    The workshop spans 6 hours. It is intense AND fun.

    We start in the late afternoon and go through gear checks and some basics. We talk about how to scout and choose our nightscape motives. We also practice some advanced previsualization techniques and put planning tools/apps to good use. 

    We find a suitable location and prepare for the wide-field nightscape photography. After a blue hour, while we wait for the astronomical darkness, we get creative with light painting and drawing and when the right time comes, we capture awe-inspiring photos of the Milky Way Core rising above our chosen motive.

    The last third of the workshop is dedicated to nightscape photography post-processing. Low-light photography depends greatly on specialised and advanced photo editing. We will see how blending, statistical scripts, SNR expansion, stretching, ... transform our sub-exposures into the remarkable final photograph.

    What you need and what is optional for this workshop:

    Photography Device & Tripod
    DSLR or mirrorless is recommended.
    Specialised software
    You can use workshop copies.
    Laptop & Editing Software  
    Capture1 & Photoshop recommended.
    Sky Tracker
    You can try out a workshop unit.
    Photography Basics
    Familiarity with the exposure triangle.
    Filters & Lights
    Workshop units are available for use.
    Good Night (Nejc Draganjec)

    The instructor is the winner of the Photo Nightscape Award.

    Professional Gear

    You can use and test the instructor's cameras, lenses, filters...

    Intensive and Fun

    We pack a lot of new information and exciting activities in those days. 

    Theoretical Base

    All about photography in low light conditions. How and also the why.


    Practice makes perfect and we make sure to have a lot of it.

    Post Production

    Post-production and editing are crucial parts of digital photography.  

    Nightscape PHOTOGRAPHY workshop


    Lectures and Activities

    The plan is Half of a Success

    Deep dive into main tools for planning nightscape motives. From general location scouting, weather prognosis, special stellar events and conjunctions to full-blown simulations and pre-visualizing the motive.

    Principles of Low Light Photography

    Usual photography approaches just don't cut it when confronted with low light conditions. We shine the light on "subs", "lights", "darks", "bias", "flats" and other components used to make the final breathtaking image. 

    Principles of Nightscape Photography

    The landscape part of motive and sky part of the motive often have very different demands. We learn when to capture each, how to augment with LLL, light painting and drawing, rules for sharp stars (500, CoC, NPF), meteors, … 

    Sky Tracking

    When there is little light, we need a lot of time to collect it (AKA long exposure). But what do you do, when rotating Earth wants to make everything blurry? Sky trackers come to the rescue.

    Night Sky Objects

    Depending on the conditions, we choose appropriate targets for our astrophotography. From Moon to planets and nebulae. What is sure is, that you will never look at the night sky the same.

    Postproduction of Low Light Photographs

    Photography is very challenging when there is very little light. And we hit many technical limitations. Luckily we can solve many in post-production. We talk about essential development, stacking, subtracting, SNR...

    See What Others Say

    Nothing makes us happier than sharing the light of knowledge with others.

    "I want to thank you for everything you have taught me. Photography course was great and I think I learned a lot. Thanks for everything and I hope to see you in April on advanced photography course."
    Maks Š.
    Maks Š.
    Photography Course 101 & 201
    "Great courses. Nejc explains everything from the basics of photography to more advanced techniques, so the lectures are interesting for photographers with different ranges of knowledge. I attended an introductory and advanced course. In both cases, the theory was combined with field practice and post-production, so that everyone could improve their abilities. We also had room for additional experimentation and questioning. Nejc looks like he enjoys what he does, which is always an added value for teachers. I recommend!"
    Kristina C.
    Kristina C.
    Photography Course 101 & 201
    "Excellent photography courses! 💯👏🏼 suitable for complete beginners as well as experienced photographers ... Nejc perfectly combined theory with practice, which brought us a lot of new knowledge and skills 📸"
    Maks Š.
    Maks Š. 
    Photography Course 101 & 201
    Instructor for widefieldNejc Draganjec

    Nejc Draganjec

    Photo NightScape Awards Winner 

    Winner of PNA 2019 and published in numerous international publications, for example Compétence Photo, Fisheye magazine, Profession Photographe, Avantura, Svet&Ljudje ...

    Teaching what I have learned through 14+ years as a photographer is my passion.

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