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Astromaster 2013 was a huge success and so much fun. In cooperation with AstroLaPalma we will continue this great international event. The next AstroMaster workshop will happen May 20-27, 2014 again on La Palma, Canary Islands – the stargazers and astrophotographers paradise! Also: now with Gunther Wegner of LRTimelapse.com – welcome to the team Gunther!
At last year’s inaugural AM workshop the group was truly international: several clients from the US, Spain, Austria, Italy, Belgium, Japan, Portugal, France attended! There are good direct flights from Spain, Germany, and Netherlands to La Palma, and from many more countries to the neighboring Island of Tenerife, from where hopping to La Palma via Binter Canarias is actually no problem.
The 5-day AstroMaster workshop includes middle to advanced lessons and master classes on all aspects of Earth & Sky photography (landscape astrophotography) as well as timelapse imaging and processing. The Workshop includes four night imaging sessions, a visit to the observatory on the top of the Island’s giant erosion caldera, and a day off for site seeing, organized by AstroLaPalma and The World at Night (TWAN) in cooperation with the Island’s tourism organization and government.
– a hilarious, humourous review of one of AstroMaster 2013 Members, Daniel Lowe, worth reading
– A review by Ana Garcia Suarez of AstroLaPalma, our local Partner
– a review of AM 2013 on ChristophMalin.com
Gunther Wegner of LRTimelapse is a great, outstanding addition to our coaching team for 2014 which consists of…
The Coaching Team:
The founder & leader of The World at Night (TWANight.org) program is a contributing photographer to National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and the European Southern Observatory as well as a bearer of the 2009 Lennart Nilsson Award for Scientific Photography. Babak is probably one of the most accomplished Night Sky photographers in the world, and his skills on astrophotography image processing are legendary. He is also a freelance science journalist, astronomy communicator that lectures worldwide, and a board member of Astronomers Without Borders. Babak has started his Astrophotography career at age 16 and has worked on everything from film to digital over two decades.
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TWAN landscape astrophotographer & photo ambassador for the European Southern Observatory
(ESO). He is an experienced outdoor timelapse & post-processing photographer, a pioneer on day-to-night/night-to-day transitions, a nature journalist and time-lapse cinematographer contributing to world-wide media and production houses.
Gunther Wegner is a known TimeLapse, Landscape & Wildlife photographer and blogger. He is the founder/developer of the popular LRTimelapse software – the tool used by the international time-lapse community to ramp and level/keyframe (color grade) Timelapse sequences. He is a pioneer in the area of day-to-night and night-to-day transitions, and offers workshops and coachings worldwide.
AstroMaster Participants have the opportunity to have hands-on with current Timelapse equipment, so we have teamed up with various Industry-Partners:
Furthermore we will practice current time lapsing and processing techniques with current Nikon and Canon Cameras including DSLR Dashboard with Nexus 7 tablets, as well as I will showcase the GBTimelapse workflow which is currently exclusive to Canon.
Workshop members will get a good overall overview on current, practicable and affordable solutions for premium quality timelapse production not limited to one camera brand, as well as post processing using Adobe’s latest Adobe CC suite as well as Apple Software like FCPX and Motion.
A visit to the Observatory de Roque de los Muchachos rounds up the many Starry-Sky Photography related activities on the Island during the Workshop.
Info & Registration: www.astrolapalma.com/en/full-info-astromaster-registration
For a wonderful impression about the beautiful Island of La Palma which has been featured on National Geographic, SLATE, Wired, Brianmay.com, CBS, NikonRumours and many more sites – just look here to my short film “Island in the Sky”
La Palma photo gallery on The World at Night: http://twanight.org/laplama
Gallery of AstroMaster 2013
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We are looking forward meeting you at the Astromaster Workshop 2014!
All the best
PS: Any questions please contact me!