Workshops - Aaron Jenkin

Cornwall Night Photography Workshop Dates 2019

My night photography season has now finished for 2019. Dates for 2020 will be available soon, please send me an email if you would like me to contact you when the dates are ready.

A one night photography workshop, in which I will be sharing my creative process and guiding you through a night of astrophotography. You have the choice between two of Cornwall's most beautiful locations that are perfect for the Milky Way & night sky. No matter what your skill level, if you have a capable DSLR or Mirrorless camera you can learn how to capture the night sky!

Come and join me in the milky way season of 2019 and learn how to shoot the stars! 

Groups will be kept small and limited to three students. This way there will be lots of one on one interaction and we can all work together to get the best possible images. To accommodate postponement in the event of bad weather, group size may be increased to six students.

Each night will act as a standalone lesson, you are free to pick one or more nights and we can build on your existing knowledge.

I have taken the moon phase and milky way position into consideration, so any of the dates below are suitable for capturing the night sky (weather permitting!).

Most night shots require post processing to look their best. I supply links to useful post processing tutorials along with notes of the session via email the following day. This workshop focuses on the shooting method required to produce night images.

Contact me - now to confirm your place!

Each night will be different depending on the weather conditions and the groups skill level, but here are some aspects that I intend to cover:

Planning for the Milky Way

Optimal camera settings for capturing the night sky

Manually focusing in the dark

Composition tips & help

Panorama shooting technique

Timelapse shooting technique

Light painting

Post processing tips, with suggested relevant tutorials.

Equipment you will need:

DSLR/Mirrorless camera

Wide angle lens capable of 28mm f4 or lower (if unsure message me)

Memory card

Sturdy tripod

Warm clothes (it's summer but it can still get cold at night)

Walking boots/wellies

Torch (preferably a head torch)

Drinking water

Spare camera battery (some DSLR batteries will last a full session, but it always pays to have a back up)

Helpful, but not essential equipment:

An intervalometer/shutter release

Flask of tea


Insurances, transport and accommodation are not provided.

Clear skies cannot be guaranteed, in the event of unsuitable weather, postponement may be possible, a future date must be mutually agreed upon by both parties. In the case of postponement group size may be increased to six students. Any postponement must be agreed before the initial workshop was due to commence. Future dates and locations are subject to availability. Should a suitable date for postponement not be possible the workshop shall go ahead as planned.

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