In this workshop that we have prepared for those who want to start wide-angle astrophotography from scratch, you will get information about the selection of cameras, lenses and other equipment, pre-shoot planning and shooting settings, and step into astrophotography. Also, you will be able to have astronomical knowledge about diurnal-annual motions of the Earth, spherical coordinate systems, general characteristics of planets, eclipses, stars, galaxies, constellations and much more.

  • Date
    5 - 8 August 2021
  • Level
  • Capacity
  • Accommodation
    will be announced
  • Workshop Fee
    will be announced
What Will You Learn About Astrophotography?
In this workshop that we have prepared for those who want to start wide-angle astrophotography from scratch, you will get information about the selection of cameras, lenses and other equipment, pre-shoot planning and shooting settings, and theoretical knowledge about wide-angle astrophotography. You will be able to complete your theoretical knowledge by on-site planning, photo shooting and photo processing with our prominent team.
Training Program
Basic Astronomy Training Astronomy 1
Astronomy 1: Definitions, diurnal motion, observable motions of the Sun, Moon and planets. Kepler's laws, explanation of the observable motions of the planets. Spherical coordinate systems, horizon, hour, equator, ecliptic and galaxy coordinate system. Conditions affecting coordinate systems, atmospheric refraction, parallax, aberration, precession and nutation. Definitions of time, day, month, year and calendars. Earth's shape, dimension, mass, structure, magnetic field, atmosphere, age and motions. Observational evidence of the orbital motion of the Earth. The Moon's shape, dimension, mass, structure, parallax, motions, and tide. The Sun's shape, dimension, parallax, motions, structure and atmosphere. Solar and Lunar eclipses, ecliptic limits, repetition and number of eclipses. General characteristics of planets, their orbits, distances, periods, masses and radii.
Discover The Planets
Jupiter is the first of the four gas giants of the Solar System. Like the other four, Jupiter has a thick and cold atmosphere, rings and lots of moons. The largest moons of the Jupiter -also known as Galilean moons- are Europa, Ganymede, Io and Callisto.
Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun. It is also referred to as the Red Planet because the iron oxide on Mars’s surface gives the planet a reddish appearance.
Uranus is a pale blue planet with visible cloud layers on its surface. Under its thick atmosphere, Uranus consists of frozen gases and a rocky core at the center. Also it is the first planet discovered with a telescope.
Neptune is the farthest planet from the sun, that’s why Neptune year is the longest one in the Solar System. The atmosphere is thick and very cold. Also it is the first planet discovered with the help of mathematical calculations.
Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and also it is the closest one to the Sun. Its thin atmosphere cannot hold the heat so Mercury nights are very cold and dark.
Venus is the closest planet to Earth. Due to greenhouse effect, its surface is very hot. The orange sky of Venus frequently witnesses acid rains and lightnings. A Venus day is longer than a Venus year.
Famous for its majestic ring, Saturn is the least dense planet in the Solar System and has a density even less than that of water. In other words, this planet would be able to float on the ocean if you could find one large enough. Also Saturn's seven rings are the most massive and widest in the Solar System.
Earth is our home in space. It is the only planet having liquid water on the surface and -of course- life. Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System. This means, Earth is the planet with the largest mass relative to its volume.
As a medium-sized star, the Sun makes up 99.8% of the total Solar System mass. The energy radiated from sun is the most important source of life on Earth by photosynthesis and has significant effects on the Earth's climate.
Astronomy 2: Spectroscopy, spectrograph, fundamentals of spectral analysis, blackbody radiation laws, line series, hydrogen spectrum, Bohr atomic model. Stars, their distances, luminosities and spectra. Spectral classification, Boltzmann and Saha's laws, temperatures of stars, Hertzsprung-Russell (HR) diagram, motion of stars, self-motion, Doppler shift and vertical velocity. Star clusters, open and globular clusters. Variable stars, pulsating stars, period-luminosity correlation, exploding variable stars. The evolution of the stars. Geometry, motions and differential rotation of the Milky Way galaxy. Nebulae, interstellar absorption. Galaxies.
Astrophography Theoretical Course Content
Equipment Selection
Our trainees will be informed in depth about the selection of cameras, lenses and ancillary equipment for wide-angle astrophotography during theoretical training, learn the criteria to pay attention to in order to pick the proper equipment, and they will get to know the equipment that they use or will use.
Photoshoot - Settings
Our trainees will learn settings in-camera shooting settings and different shooting techniques for Milky Way and constellation photoshoots.
Ekipman Seçimi
Kursiyerlerimiz teorik eğitim süresince geniş açı astrofotoğrafçılık için öncelikli olarak kamera, lens ve diğer yardımcı ekipmanların seçimi konusunda detaylı olarak bilgilenecek, uygun ekipman seçimi yapabilmek için dikkat etmeleri gereken kriterleri öğrenecek ve kullandıkları / kullanacakları ekipmanları daha iyi tanıyabileceklerdir.
Astrophography Applied Course Content
Location Reconnoitering and Planning
Our trainees get to the points where they will photoshoot at night by using the daylight. So they will be able to reconnoiter the location and learn framing, composition and planning techniques according to objects in the sky.
Our trainees will have the opportunity to perform photoshoot settings and techniques they learned during theoretical training, and compositions they planned with their trainers.
Photo Processing
Our trainees will be able to use different software and techniques for photo processing, which is one of the important steps in astrophotography, and they can process the photos that they shoot during the training.

• A DSLR or mirrorless digital camera (Full Frame / APS-C) with long exposure capability
• Wide Angle Lens (Full Frame, 35mm or wider) (APS-C, 24mm or wider)
• Tripod
• Backup Battery
• Memory Cards (with backups if possible)
• Head Torch (with red light) and backup battery
• Thick and Warm Clothes (Since we will be photo shooting at night, it can be chilly even if it is summer)
• Trekking Boots (The training requires walking in field. It is recommended to choose shoes accordingly)
• Insurance (GUHEM is not responsible for possible accidents that may occur. Please scheck Terms and Conditions for details)
• Laptop Computer (Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Stellarium must be installed)
• Masks, sanitizer, personal health products (for Covid-19 measures)


• This program is organized in collaboration with Stellar Xperiences. GUHEM reserves the right to change accommodation and cancel the program.
• Registrations will start soon.

Astrophotography Camp Participation Form
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