Milky Way Masterclass Suite
Bring the night to life
Welcome to the Milky Way Masterclass Suite where you will learn how to plan, capture and process stunning Milky Way Landscapes. You will learn how to produce noise-free images to reveal the fine details in your foreground and Milky Way. This Masterclass Suite was designed for an enthusiast or beginner to produce Milky Way Landscapes with photography equipment you already own.
Included is 26 videos totaling 7 hours of Photoshop Training on 13 must-know topics, 2 Masterclass Photoshop Workflows, 1 Lightroom Masterclass Workflow, Camera settings analysis and essential Milky Way planning tutorials. Star-trails and more Photoshop Training videos will be added mid-year. Plus support text and resources are supplied for further learning.
This is what you need to know to produce amazing Milky Way Landscapes. With 10 years experience photographing the night sky, winning multiple awards and teaching over 2500 students, the Masterclass Suite was designed for you to replicate my photographs.
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The before and after photographs were captured using a 7 year old D750 with an older style Samyang 20mm. Almost any camera and lens can replicate these results with learnings from the Masterclass Suite.
BEFORE AND AFTER
Reveal the hidden details of your Milky Way Landscapes following the Masterclass Workflow.
Follow a proven workflow to bring your Milky Way Landscapes to life.
You will no longer produce noisy, dark and dull images with no defined structure of the Milky Way and your foreground.
In this section I show you how to plan Milky Way photographs. We focus on the Milky Way Season which will allow you to accurately plan when to shoot under the many variable conditions.
PLANNING: MILKY WAY SEASON
Throughout the year the Milky Way core is visible on select dates visible across the sky.
INCLUDED IS THE 2021 MILKY WAY VIEWING CALENDAR
22 Pages of Milky Way viewing times with durations
Milky Way azimuthal position for accurate planning
Meteor Shower viewing times with radiant
How to read the calendar with terminology
Photography tips for each month
PLANNING: LIGHT POLLUTION
Do you need to be hundreds of kms away to photograph the Milky Way?
Photograph locations near or far away. Discover places close to home for you to shoot Milky Way Landscapes.
This video demonstrates the process to align the Milky Way Core with interesting foreground subjects. I will walk you through the steps I take to plan and scout location to capture Milky Way Landscapes.
PLANNING: SCOUTING LOCATIONS
Discover locations nearby and far for you to capture the night sky.
In this video I provide an analysis of how to capture the best exposure to capture hidden details to prepare for post processing. This 30 minute video will expand your knowledge with easy to see and understand examples discussing shutter speed, aperture, ISO.
This is essential to produce the best results with your camera.
CAMERA SETTINGS ANALYSIS
Learn how your camera works to produce pristine Milky Way Landscapes.
Learn how I capture and stitch vast 180° panoramas. I will teach you how to correctly stitch your photos and fix your horizon seamlessly to produce stunning vistas of the night sky with this workflow.
In this 13 must learn video series I teach the main and common functions of Photoshop. Learn the foundations to bring your stars to life.
Photoshop is an amazing program to process your Milky Way Landscapes. Often thought as difficult and complex, I will teach what you need to know including Curves, Camera RAW, Colour Grading, Smooth Adjustment Blending, Creative Edits and more with easy to follow tutorials.
13 TRAINING TUTORIALS
Reading your Histogram
My Photoshop Workspace
Targeted Noise Reduction
Removing Edge Halos
Reading Pixel Values
Soft creative finish to your photo
Camera RAW Adjustments
Smooth targeted adjustment blending
Milky Way Landscapes are often dark, noisy and lack detail in the Milky Way and foreground. This workflow allows you to process images with depth. You will have full control of how you edit your astrophotographs.
Let's bring your stars to life! This workflow was developed to reveal lost details and enhance your Milky Way Landscapes.
Lightroom allows you to process Milky Way Landscapes in an easy workflow to achieve stunning results.
I have developed a Lightroom Classic workflow to achieve similar results as Photoshop. When learning editing, Lightroom offers a simpler design to help you make adjustments. I show you how process your Milky Way Landscapes to bring your images to life.
I want to share with you how I produce consistent results every time I edit a photograph to achieve my desired look. The photoshop training compliments the workflow with more learning in the Masterclass Workflows.
Included is 2 Masterclass Workflow tutorials on two separate photographs to demonstrate the process for you.