2023 STAR CHASER PHOTO TOUR I
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Join award winning photographer David Magro and explore amazing landscapes under the stars.
Capture beautiful nightscapes on this 6 day adventure photographing waterfalls, secluded coastlines and the telescopes on the 2023 Star Chaser Photo Tour in NSW Australia.
We begin the Star Chaser tour in Narrabri and continue inland shooting impressive waterfalls, then Hat Head photographing stunning images.
Under expert guidance from multi-award winning astrophotographer David Magro, amateurs to semi-professionals are welcome to join further advancing their skills while capturing incredible nightscapes.
This is a full inclusive tour where you will be escorted in a modern mini-bus, enjoying comfort in your spacious accommodation and meals throughout the workshop with spectacular photographic opportunities. The full tour itinerary is outlined below.
THE NIGHT SKY COMES TO LIFE IN DARK SKY LOCATIONS.
YOU WILL EXPERIENCE A DISPLAY OF STARS ALIGNED WITH BREAKTAKING SCENERY.
The exclusive Star Chaser tour is a highly unique 6 day photography tour that will allow you to experience a diverse range of locations in Northern NSW.
The Milky Way will be above the horizon shortly after sunset allowing us to shoot at a comfortable hour of the night to ensure we have plenty of rest throughout our photography tour.
There will also be a lot of time in the classroom to post process our photographs as I assist you in editing your images ready for you to bring home.
STAR CHASER FEATURES
We meet at Narrabri on June 9th, 3pm or meet David at Gold Coast Airport at 7am to be transported via mini-bus to Narrabri. The Star Chaser Tour will conclude at Gold Coast Airport on June 9th, 12pm. Link Airways flies directly to Narrabri from Sydney & Brisbane.
In Narrabri, participants are accommodated in a spacious shared apartment in their own private room with one other participant.
In Dorrigo, participants are accommodated in their own private stylish room at Lookout Mountain Retreat.
In Hat Head (Nambucca), participants are accommodated in their own private comfortable 4 star room.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner will be provided each day at cafes, pubs & restaurants.
You will be escorted in a modern air conditioned mini-bus throughout the workshop and back to Gold Coast Airport.
Fitness level / difficulty level
A good level of fitness is required. Suitable for amateurs to semi-professionals.
There will be many hours of classroom post-processing time to edit our photographs.
The Star Chaser Tour is limited to 6 participants.
DAY 1 - JUNE 9TH - NARRABRI TELESCOPES
Upon arrival at Narrabri Airport, you will be picked up and brought to your accommodation to have time to unwind. The Star Chaser Tour will commence at 3pm where you will meet fellow photographers and go over the overview of the workshop.
After dinner, we will have exclusive access to the telescopes as we shoot the 6 huge telescopes under the night sky. This impressive location will leave you breathless as you wander below the instruments used to collect data about our universe.
DAY 2 - JUNE 10TH - NARRABRI TELESCOPES
We will start the day with breakfast, followed by a classroom session post processing our photographs from the night earlier until lunch.
After relaxing throughout the day and freshening up, we will learn the holy grail of timelapse photography - the smooth day-to-night transition timelapse. Additionally, there are many more remarkable compositions to photograph the telescopes under the Milky Way and we will have the opportunity this night to expand and diversify our portfolio with star trails, timelapses, panoramas or noise free photographs.
DAY 3 - JUNE 11TH - DORRIGO WATERFALLS
On day 3, we will review our photographs in a classroom session post processing our images from the night earlier after breakfast. Our next destination will take us chasing waterfalls where we will arrive at Dorrigo in the afternoon at our amazing retreat.
With our next photography subjects being waterfalls, we will learn the important techniques on how to shoot waterfalls under the night sky before our delightful dinner. Our first location for the night will be Crystal Shower Falls which is nearby our retreat and a small hike. Then it is a short drive to Dangar Falls where we will continue shooting the Milky Way under the majestic curtain of water.
DAY 4 - JUNE 12TH - DORRIGO WATERFALLS
We will enjoy a delicious breakfast and review our waterfall photographs from under the night sky. A classroom session will be held post-processing our photographs.
In the afternoon after a relaxing day at the retreat, we will visit one of Australia's most impressive waterfalls, Ebor Falls. This twin tiered waterfall cascades down into the gorge below where the Milky Way aligns perfectly producing images with detail and depth. We will spend the night in awe mesmerised by the beauty of the falls.
DAY 5 - JUNE 13TH - HAT HEAD
On day 5, our last post processing session and photography review will be held after breakfast. Afterwards, we will make our short drive to Nambucca Heads and in the afternoon we will explore the dramatic cliffs and scenery around Hat Head in preparation of our shoot at night.
Our night will be spent capturing the Milky Way around Hat Head visiting diverse locations within close proximity including a secluded hidden cove and Smoky Cape Lighthouse.
DAY 6 - JUNE 14TH - GOLD COAST
This is our final day of the Star Chaser tour where we will drive back to Gold Coast Airport arriving at 12pm. You may wish to head back alternatively instead of joining me on my journey home if it is more convenient for you.
It is time to say our goodbyes for you to reflect on the incredible images you were able to capture.
I am a professional Milky Way Landscape photographer from Australia with 11 years experience capturing the night sky. I have taught over 4000 students and 500 Masterclass workshops across Australia on how to shoot astrophotography.
I love capturing the beauty of night that other people do not often get the chance to see. It drives my passion in hope of inspiring others to take the time to look up and marvel at the universe above. It is a therapeutic and calming experience spending a night underneath the stars and with photography, you can take a piece home with you.