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Get to see the stars differently, with Namibia Scientific Society

Get to see the stars differently, with Namibia Scientific Society

The Namibia Scientific Society will be host a Star Photography Workshop, with Heiner Dillman, from 18 to 20 September at Donkerhuk-West.

Donkerhuk-West is about 180 km from Windhoek and 145 km from Swakopmnd on the C28/ Bosua Pass, between Namib Desert and Escarpment surrounded by the amazing Donkerhuk granite mountains.

The Society stated that Heiner Dillman will explain how to photograph the night sky and the topic cover over the weekend will include Sunset photos, Milky Way photos including multi-shots panoramas as well as star circle photos and time lapse videos.

“All participants should have some experience using their camera prior to this workshop and should bring their own camera, memory cards, lots of batteries, wide-angle lens for your cameras, sturdy tripod and if available a laptop with image editor photo-shop or light room installed or another photo edition software, that should be installed and working,” the Society urged.

Furthermore, Heiner will provide a copy of the stitching software PTGui for Windows and Mac for the participants, plus participates should also bring camping chairs, thermos flask and clothes for all four seasons, which will add to the level of comfort during the photo sessions.

“This tour is especially for members of Namibia Scientific Society, however, new members are welcome to join the Society and participate at N$300 annual membership cost per family,” concluded the Society.


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