Our Astro Masterclass Workshop is based at Mt Cook village within the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, the world's second-best area for viewing the night sky. With highly acclaimed astrophotographer Mark Gee along with Joel Staveley as your tutors. Designed to extend your skills in skills in both Astro and timelapse photography, the workshop dates have been picked to ensure a new moon and winter offers the best conditions astrophotography. During the workshop we will visit a private observatory, to learn more about the night sky and photograph the constellations.
We will base for 3 nights in the comfortable Hermitage Hotel in Mt Cook Village, with the use of a conference room for tuition and post-processing sessions.
We can pick you up early on the first morning of the workshop from Queenstown and provide you with transport to Mt Cook, and drop you back to Queenstown at the end of the workshop to connect with late afternoon flights. Or you can meet us at Mt Cook.
Tuition by Mark Gee and Joel Staveley
Night Sky Tour at private observatory
3 nights accommodation at the Hermitage Hotel in a twin Mt Cook view room (single upgrade available)
3 cooked breakfasts at the Hermitage Hotel
Copy of Pocket Guide to Landscape Photography
E-book on masterclass workshop topics
Two 16x22" Fine-Art Prints from the Epson SC-P800
Use of Benro filters kits
Use of Samyang Ultra-wide lenses
Trial of Nikon cameras & lenses
Conference room for processing & printing
Transport during the workshop
Queenstown pickup/dropoff (or meet at Twizel)
DOC concession fees
Donation to our Conservation Fund
Native tree planting to Carbon Offset your workshop
For more information, visit the official website.