Primitive Skills | Intro to Astrophotography

Capturing the night sky can be an amazing and rewarding experience, but it can be intimidating to know how to start. Learn from professional photographer Steve Irwin what you need, finding the right setting, and start taking your own photos of the beautiful Texas sky.

Single Participant
(3 hours)
Season: April 14 and April 15
Location: Spoke Hollow Ranch, Wimberley, TX

Wimberley is designated as an International Dark Sky Community which makes it a great place to enjoy beautiful skies and learn how to take astrophotography. In the class you will learn the basics of landscape astrophotography. This includes:

  • How to plan for a night of shooting the stars (locating the Milky Way, Moon phases, composing the photo)
  • Ensuring you have the right gear for astrophotography and why?
  • Device settings

Schedule for Class on April 14 or April 15: 

7:30pm | Overview of Astrophotography

8:00pm | Gear to use, Apps and Settings

8:30pm | Set up gear

8:45pm | Sunset and start photography

We recommend bringing:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Equipment needed:
    • DSLR or Mirrorless (make sure all your batteries are charged)
    • Tripod
    • Wide Angle lens (the lower the aperture the better)
    • Red Flashlight (white flashlights ruin your stargazing vision, find a light option here)
  • Folding chair, cot or small blanket to sit in the field and observe