Category: Online Classes

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The other day I mentioned that I have a loan of the Canon 5D Mark IV and the 16-35mm 2.8 lens. I am trying them out with long exposures to see what I think. I am always on the look out for new gear to see what I can do with it, and, of course, I am looking around for a new camera to do long exposure photography with.
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Those of you who follow my other blog have seen the photos I put up today of the milky way over Lake Lascelles in Hopetoun on Wednesday night.  For those of you who don’t follow it, here is a link, click here.

I have also done a post here on photographing the milky way, so if you want more information on that, then just go back a few posts.

Today I thought I might give you some tips on processing your images of the milky way.  Here is an image with no processing, it is straight out of the camera with no processing at all, well except to straighten it.

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You can see it there, but it is hard to see the milky way.  So after processing, it looks like this.

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You can see the milky way in this a whole lot more, it is better defined.  It is actually very easy to do and there are a few things to play with.  I used Photoshop Camera Raw to do these, but you can do the same things in Lightroom.

  • Put the contrast up.
  • Give the image more black.  If you don’t have that option you may be able to do it with levels.
  • Give it a touch of clarity, not too much
  • You can go to noise reduction and turn up the luminance to get rid of some of the noise.

That is about all I do, sometimes I might tone down the highlights, or up the exposure or put it down a little, but those things will give you a fairly good image.  Good luck.

I just thought I would also mention, if you are interested in learning photo editing, I do do One on One Photo Editing Sessions, both online and in person, click here for the details

Please remember, if you have enjoyed this post or learned something new, this is how I make my living, so it would be wonderful if you would consider making a small donation, let me continue to help you by helping me.

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Teaching Classes

One of the ideas behind having this here is so you and others can be kept up to date with what my plans are for teaching and other aspects of my business.  I do really want to push the sccitysheep-hpm2471-3teaching thing, and so this news blog is going to be great for that.

So, with that in mind, I have some things I want to announce.

Online One on One Photo Editing

I am going to offer online classes for people who want to learn photo editing.  We will do them using Skype.  They will still be One on One classes at this stage.  The price will be the same, AUD$150 for two hours.

Pricing for the One on One classes I think are fair and reasonable, however, I will be adding packages for people who would like to do more than one.  Will publish those soon.

Go to the One on One Photo Editing page for more details.

Photo Walks

I am also planning on developing some photo walks for people to come out with me to take photos.  There will be a variety of places, different dates, different days different times.  At this stage they will be $50 for each one.

These walks will be ideal for people who don’t want to go out on their own and want company when they go.  Especially for early morning and late night photography.  There might also be some day trips to places.

I would also like to hear from people about where they are interested in going as well and I can see if I can plan some trips there.

So tuned for more information on these coming soon.