Capture the Magic of the Night Sky

A 4 hour practical photography workshop where you will learn how to use your camera enabling you to take great images of the night sky with a 60 minute zoom editing session scheduled for afterwards.

Downhill Beach

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8:00pm to 12:00am

4 Hours

All Skill Levels

Maximum of 6

Capture the Stars

Astro Photography Workshop

Ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how to capture its breathtaking beauty with your camera? Well, you’re in the right place! My workshop is all about helping you feel confident and comfortable taking stunning night sky photos.

Over the course of 4 hours, I’ll take you through everything you need to know to get started. From learning how to focus your lense to infinity for those pin sharp stars, to figuring out the best settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO – I’ve got you covered.

But that’s not all! I’ll point out some basic constellations like the “The Plough”, teach you how to find the North Star, and even help you see the Milky Way in the sky and if we’re lucky, we might just get a hint of the Northern Lights or Noctilucent Clouds if they’re visible.

Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to level up your skills, my astro photography workshop is designed to be friendly, welcoming, and, most importantly, fun! Plus, we’ll also dive into some more advanced techniques, like capturing clean foregrounds and I can show you how to shoot star trails too!

So grab your camera, bring along your curiosity, and join me for an unforgettable night under the stars. Get ready to learn, explore, and capture the magic of the night sky like never before!

Astro Photography Workshop

What you’ll learn

During this astro photography workshop, I’ll be dedicated to assisting and teaching you everything I know about astrophotography.

Here are a few of the key astro photography techniques that I will be covering:

Infinity Focusing: Ensuring you’ve got sharp stars is crucial for astro photos. I’ll show you the technique I use to achieve perfect focus for adjusting your lenses to infinity.

Camera Settings: Learn what the optimal aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings are to shoot beautiful astro photos.

500 Rule: Learn this simple guideline for determining the maximum exposure time before stars begin to trail when capturing untracked photos of the night sky with your camera on a tripod.

Foreground Shooting: Explore my approach to shooting clean low noise foregrounds for your shots.

Star Trails: Learn how to shoot star trails along with how many photos you need. (A remote release will be necessary for this.). You can also turn your star trail photos into a magical time lapse too!

Histogram: Learn how to read your histogram so that you’re exposing correctly and capturing maximum data with no clipping.

Throughout this astrophotography workshop, I’ll be on hand to guide you through each step, helping you master these techniques and elevate your astrophotography skills.

The Plan

Please keep in mind that my astro photography workshops depend on the weather. If the forecast predicts 50% or more cloud cover, I’ll reschedule for another night. If this doesn’t work for you, I’ll offer a full refund.

Here’s what you can expect from the evening:

We’ll meet up on Downhill Beach at 7:45PM for some introductions and so that everyone can get ready. We’ll do a quick round of introductions and I’ll give a quick overview of what we’re going to be learning and I’ll answer any questions you may have.

Starting at 8:00PM we’ll then start with the absolute basics, ensuring everyone has their camera setup and ready to go. I’ll talk about shooting RAW, explain the reasons for using the various settings such as Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO and I’ll touch briefly on white balance as well.

Throughout the night I’ll be going over the various different techniques mentioned above. Additionally I will have a star tracker setup to be used as well so you can see what they do.

Required Equipment

  • Warm clothes, hat and gloves and a flash with your hot beverage of choice.
  • A DSLR Camera with full manual control (Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO)
  • A lens that’s at least 24mm wide with an aperture of f/3.5 or faster. Ideally an f/2.8 or faster lens
  • A sturdy tripod 
  • A headtorch with a red light
  • A remote shutter release

(Some people may laugh at this BUT if you have a very modern phone like a Samsung S23/S24 Ultra then this is also possible. I’ve shot astro shots with my S23 Ultra and it blows my mind what’s possible with it. I know nothing about iPhones so maybe do some quick research beforehand to see if it’s possible. If bringing a phone you need to have a sturdy tripod for it too.)

Your Tutor

Photographer, Light Chaser, Aurora Guide, Web Dev, Biker, Daddy and I’ve got a very understanding girlfriend in no particular order.

Don’t just take my word for it…



I just returned home from the most beautiful tour I have ever had. I joined Chasing Light Tours to Iceland and the whole tour was just incredible. It exceeded every expectation. Tyler makes you feel welcome from the moment you book your trip. His knowledge and guidance are outstanding and brings your photography to the next level. You will visit unique and breathtaking locations. His enthusiasm for photography really boost your inspiration and opens your eyes to see new things. I would highly recommend everyone to book a tour with Chasing Light tours, it will be a life changing experience. Thankyou for everything Tyler, looking forward to go on another tour in the future.

Diane Verberne March 22, 2024

Chasing Light Tours really provides the opportunity for unforgettable photography tours, during which you can expand your photography skills while maintaining your own style. Learn to really see the landscape and the way natural light accentuates it, before positioning your camera. Watch as your colleagues develop their images and exchange ideas and settings. Experiment. Broaden your horizon. Create captivating images. All under the guidance of the kindest and brightest tour guide!

Nike Liscaljet March 10, 2024

I recently took part in the Senja 2024 February Trip, and it was truly incredible. Not only were we blessed with incredible weather conditions, but Tyler's dedication was exceptional. He goes above and beyond to ensure his workshop exceeds expectations. Tyler is genuinely easygoing, and chatting with him about photography, or anything else for that matter, was an absolute pleasure. Thank you, Tyler. I look forward to crossing paths again someday! Best regards, Philipp

Franz Von Durst March 1, 2024

My trip to Senja with Chasing Light Tours was fantastic, the locations were great and the guiding first class. A real shout out goes to the choice of accommodation - comfortable and convenient with photo locations right on our doorstep!

David White February 29, 2024

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