Are you looking for Milky Way post processing tutorials that won’t put you to sleep?
Want to learn how we shoot Milky Way images while on location?
My name is Gavin Hardcastle and I’ve partnered with the legendary Michael Shainblum to create the ultimate online photography course for night sky photography. We’ve called it ‘Milky Way Made Easy’.
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$275 $99 USD
Michael and I start with the absolute basics and then take you all the way to advanced techniques. With ‘Milky Way Made Easy’, our goal was create tutorials that are easy to understand. We don’t bog you down with complex calculations and unnecessary procedures. We keep things simple and fun.
This course offers the ideal mix of ‘on location’ instruction as well as post processing tutorials for Milky Way photography. We even include ALL of the RAW files shown in our tutorials so that you can process the images alongside the tutorials and maybe even experiment with your own style.
Here’s What’s Included in This Course
10 Gb of Original Course Content
25 HD Videos (1080p)
6.35 hrs of Content
320 RAW Files
Here are the topics that we cover in our HD video tutorials.
Planning a Milky Way Shoot
Featuring three videos, this part of the course looks at at the powerful apps that we use for planning our Milky Way shoots. We also discuss the difference between planning our shoots and being spontaneous by explaining examples of planned shoots vs unplanned shoots.
Single Exposure Milky Way Tutorial
It’s essential to figure out the fundamentals of Milky Way photography before tackling more advanced techniques. That’s why we start by showing you how we handle single exposure images of the Galactic core. You’ll need either Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop to follow along with the processing methods shown in the tutorial.
What Gear Do You Need?
While Milky Way photography isn’t just about the gear that you use, there are a few key components that will make your night photography experiences more fun. We talk about the essential gear that you’ll need and the challenges you’re likely to face while out in the field.
Camera Settings for Astrophotography
Getting to grips with the ideal camera settings is really going to help your night sky photography. Understanding what these settings do and the reasons why we use them will give you the confidence you’ll need while you’re out shooting at night.
Milky Way Photography Focusing Tutorial
Nailing perfect focus is vital when it comes to night photography. We show you how we achieve perfect focus every time. We explain all of the essential built-in features of your digital camera so that you can harness those tools to create amazing night sky images.
Noise Reduction Stacking Tutorial
Michael will show you three different methods of stacking multiple exposures in order to reduce the noise of your night sky images and create a much cleaner finished image.
Milky Way Twilight Blend Tutorial
This tutorial features an advanced exposure blending technique that I use to create Milky Way nightscapes in very dark places. By blending a dark sky exposure with a brighter ‘twilight’ exposure you can create a very clean looking image that would otherwise be unacceptably noisey.
How to Photograph Star Trails Tutorial
This section of the course shows you how we shoot and process star trails by setting up a 3 hour time lapse. The post processing section also demonstrates how to blend in a 5 minute exposure to maximize image quality in the mountains. We include all of the RAW files from each shoot – even the epic time lapse.
Moonscape Post Processing Tutorial
An often overlooked aspect of night photography is the wonder of ‘moonscapes’. This is actually one of our favourite types of astrophotography and we were lucky enough to capture some lovely moonset images while filming content for this course. Michael shows you how he starts in Lightroom for the RAW tweaks (You could do the same in ACR) and then finishes the image in Photoshop.
Light Painting Tutorial
In this tutorial I show you how I light a subject under the night sky with just one headlamp to create a dramatic looking image. I then show you the entire process of blending together all of the exposures using powerful masking techniques in Adobe Photoshop.
Your Questions Answered
We put out a request for common questions over social media and picked some of the more interesting ones. We then recorded a 55 minute video of Michael and I answering those questions which range from technical questions about gear to practical questions about planning and safety.
To view the tutorials you’ll need any device that can play MP4 video files. If you want to follow along with the post processing tutorials you’ll need these two programs:
- Adobe Photoshop CC (Some features may not be representing in older versions like CS6)
- Adobe Lightroom
Recommended Optional Programs
- StarStax (Free)
- Sequator (PC)(Free) or Starry Landscape Stacker (MAC)
- TK also has a free panel for just luminosity masks.
Save Thousands of Dollars Now
The sheer volume and quality of this tuition would cost thousands of dollars if you were to attend workshops or one-to-one classes. Right now you can purchase this course for a fraction of it’s actual value and begin downloading this powerful knowledge right now.
Are you ready to take your night photography to the next level AND save a pile of money?