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2022 MILKY WAY MASTERCLASS

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Join a night capturing the wonders of the night sky.

Sharing my love for photographing the night sky is my passion. Since 2014 I have taught over 3000 beginners and enthusiasts the skills needed to create stunning images under the Milky Way.

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WHAT YOU LEARN

The Masterclass is set in a classroom setting before enjoying the night photographing the stars. You will leave with beautiful photographs.

You will photograph galaxies, colourful airglow, meteors, planets and our Milky Way.

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WE WILL COVER

Photographing the Milky Way including...

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How to use your camera in manual mode

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Expose for the Milky Way sky and foreground landscape

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Produce noise-free (no-grain) photographs

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Capture high dynamic range Milky Way landscapes

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Compose your photographs in the dark

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Achieve sharp focus at night

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Photograph stunning panoramas

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Plan your future Milky Way Landscapes

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS!

TO THE ONLINE MASTERCLASS SUITE

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Milky Way Masterclass Members Area

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Milky Way Masterclass Photoshop tutorials

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The 2022 Milky Way Season Calendar

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5 Bonus step-by-step guides

BONUS!

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK COMMUNITY

The David Magro Masterclass Facebook group continues to learn from me after our workshop. Join a community of like-minded astro-photographers to exchange ideas, share tips and improve your skills. 

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BEGINNERS AND ENTHUSIASTS WELCOME TO JOIN 

If you are new to photography I have spare cameras for you to borrow.

2022 Masterclass Tour Dates

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The Masterclass guide with all the details including our class venue and beautiful nearby dark sky location will be delivered to your email after booking. The Milky Way Masterclass runs for 4~ hours for you to be home at a comfortable hour.

 

Feel free to contact me with questions.

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HEAR WHAT OTHERS SAY

David’s enthusiasm and passion for astro photography is awesome.

Great course, caters for beginners as well as the more advanced photographer

 

Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

—  Alison Robinson

SEE THEIR RESULTS

With no experience needed, people are amazed with what they can capture. I guide you through the whole process.

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Kim Payne 6

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Riccardo

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Let's capture the night sky!

Price and Inclusions

$297

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Masterclass workshop

Tutorials and guides

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Professional guidance

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Facebook support community

HOW TO JOIN THE MILKY WAY MASTERCLASS

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MASTERCLASS RESULTS

Below is a small selection of photographs from the Masterclass.

Masterclass participants continue to amaze me afterwards sharing their photos in the David Magro Masterclass Facebook Group

DAVID MAGRO PORTFOLIO

The night sky comes to life once you begin capturing the stars.

Every night is unique with colourful airglow on the horizon, shooting stars, scattered clouds, planets shining bright, moon lit landscapes, auroras and our Milky Way.

WHAT YOU NEED

Almost any camera post-2008 can photograph the Milky Way! Ask me if your camera can. Borrow one of my cameras for the night if you want to get started!

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DSLR, Mirrorless or Bridge camera (post-2008) 

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Lenses (10mm, 14mm, 18mm, 20mm or 24mm)

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Tripod

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FAQ

Answers to commonly asked questions

Why can you only photograph the Milky Way on specific dates?

 

Good question! There needs to be no moon in the sky so we can see more stars twinkling at night. Also, the Earth's position orbiting the sun needs to be aligned with the Milky Way stars. Our dates have been selected to capture photographs of the stars under the perfect conditions. 

How do we book?

Bookings can be made by filling in the form above. There are limited spots available on the night so be sure to book as soon as possible. There is a no refund policy 14 days prior to your Masterclass. You are welcome to find a replacement for your workshops. Refunds will be given in full minus a 10% booking fee.

Do you have an age limit?

Many teenagers have joined a workshop. On the workshop I guide each person through the whole process.

What happens if it is overcast?

In the event of overcast weather, our Masterclass class session will continue as planned and we will reschedule capturing the stars when weather is better. I will provide you with weather updates 14 days, 7 days and 3 days before our Masterclass if the forecast shows overcast conditions. I will provide you with plenty of notice and available dates if this occurs. Due to the nature of photography, mother nature can adjust our plans.​

Can we know more about the unique stars, nebulas and objects in my photograph?

Yes of course, on our night under the stars feel free to ask any questions you have about astronomy.

I do not have a camera, can I join?

Yes of course! I have spare cameras and lens if you are interested in photography.