Golden Hour and Night Sky Photography
The “Golden Hours” are generally accepted as the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. During this time the sun is low in the sky, cool blue light is filtered out by the atmosphere and the mountains are bathed in a warm red light. Visiting the mountains during these magical hours provides awe-inspiring opportunities to produce stunning photographs.
To help you capture these fleeting moments the golden hour and night sky workshop will consider:
- Planning to photograph the “Golden Hour” and night sky
- Capturing warmth and depth
- Setting-up and composition
During the night sky or dark sky photography we will also consider:
- White balance and RAW capture
- Aperture and Shutter Speed
- How to focus
These late afternoon and early evening courses will last approximately 7-8 hours and will incorporate late night finishes or early morning starts to allow for sunsets, sunrises and “Golden Light” photography.
The group size is deliberately kept small, maximum 3, to ensure you have plenty of 1 to 1 time and the opportunity to ask questions.
All you need to bring is your camera (filters and tripod if you have them), food and a flask of hot drink.
Courses run throughout the year. The next available dates are –
Brecon Beacons 16th July 2019 (click to book) (This course coincides with the partial lunar eclipse and provides an opportunity to photograph the strikingly shadowed moon)
meeting 17.00 in the large lay-by/car park opposite the Storey Arms Outdoor Centre (Storey Arms, Libanus, LD3 8NL). Course details and directions will be e-mailed after booking.
Our Wild Camping and Mountain Photography courses also provide opportunities to photograph the sunset, sunrise and night sky. These courses are generally organised around the best times to view the Milky Way, observe meteor showers and see special phenomena such as blood moon, super moon or lunar eclipse.
One-to-one Golden Hour and Night Sky Photography
Are our group dates unsuitable for you? Would you prefer to learn on your own? Do you have a specific location in mind? Then why not book a one-to-one golden hour and night sky photography course at a time and location of your choice. Your one-to-one workshop will be tailored to your specific requirements, skill level and interest. A full day one-to-one workshop in the Brecon Beacons costs £180. If you would like to increase the number of days providing more time to learn, practice, create and perhaps enjoy a variety of lighting conditions than extra days can be included at £160. If you book a one-to-one day and would like to bring along a friend than each additional photographer will cost £100 (non-photography friends and family are free). Early and late starts are available providing access to the magic hours when the light is at its best and the most stunning images can be captured. Why not include some night time photography and learn to photograph the stars, milky way and if you get the timing right a meteor shower.
A range of accommodation is available in the Brecon Beacons and we are happy to help organise this. You could also consider booking a wild camping and photography course on a one-to-one basis. This is especially enjoyable and beneficial in the summer when the sun sets late and rises early. Please visit our wild camping and photography page for more details.
If you wish to explore an area outside of the Brecon Beacons please contact us by e-mail or phone for an informal chat about your requirements.
One-to-one workshops make memorable gifts. If you book a one-to-one workshop as an inspirational gift or for a special occasion you will be provided with a downloadable voucher containing details of the day.
Please e-mail your preferred dates to book your day(s) and arrange payment.
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