Astrophotography is our passion.
With years of professional award-winning experience, we expertly guide you and share the beauty of the night’s sky, teaching you how to create starry masterpieces of your own.
We travel to the most beautiful and awe-inspiring destinations across Australia, hosting some of the darkest skies on earth – perfect for astrophotography!
Whether you’re beginning your photography journey, or have some experience, join us on an AstroWorkshop and start your next adventure.
– Luke and Jay
Whether you are just starting your journey in photography, or are looking to further develop your astrophotography skills, Luke and Jay’s hands on training will help you take your image-making to the next level.
Even if the weather does not allow us to photograph the stars (keep your fingers crossed!) you will still go home with sunrise and sunset images, and your mind bursting with astrophotography knowledge. These workshops will cover skills such as:
How to plan astrophotography shoots, using phone apps and other programs
How to photograph in the dark safely, and general seascape safety advice
Essential gear and equipment to capture stunning night images
How to focus and compose images in the dark
How to set up your camera to capture the milky way
How to post-process milky way images
Advanced post-processing noise reduction techniques
How to capture star trails and timelapses
How to create star trail images and timelapses in post processing
Join Luke Tscharke and Jay Evans on an action packed astrophotography workshop based in Narooma, on the South Coast of New South Wales. You will be treated to three nights and two full days (four days total) of dedicated astrophotography coaching and tuition, both in the field during capture and back at the accommodation including post processing sessions. With ideal tides and timing for dark night skies this workshop will help you take your astrophotography to the next level. Whilst we can’t guarantee clear skies to capture the stars (keep your fingers crossed!), the Narooma area offers some amazing locations for photography, where we will also photograph at sunrise and sunset.
- Glasshouse Rocks
- Horsehead Rock
- Camel Rock
- Other less known locations if time permits
- On location coaching
- Image post-processing classes
Bruny Island Photography is dedicated to capturing and showcasing the Island’s unique natural beauty. Tasmania has a proud tradition of Nature Photography dating back to the 1850’s and these images have played a critical role in highlighting the richness of its natural environment and the imperative for its preservation. Our tours continue in the spirit of that tradition.
Bruny Island, itself, is a microcosm of the Tasmanian mainland. It is blessed with an extraordinarily diverse range of distinct environments – spectacular coastlines, geological wonders, beaches, rainforests, mountains, lagoons, abundant flora and fauna – a cornucopia of photographic material; all at your doorstep!
While bringing you to the many beautiful places this region has to offer, we will do our best to teach you how to take better photographs, to skilfully use your camera and equipment, and help you with post-processing. We pride ourselves on providing highly qualified photography guides to help you improve your photography.
From a chartered boat, our resident photographers will show you the geological splendour of the rugged Bruny coastline with its abundant sea and bird life – It is here that your journey begins.
Over subsequent days we will take you to some of the Island’s most scenic locations – many of which are situated on private reserves spanning thousands of acres.
Our accommodation offers spectacular settings for communing with the Island’s elemental beauty and unwinding from the day’s activities. A perfect base from which to practice, reflect upon and discuss the craft of photography with our guides and fellow tour participants.
We look forward to sharing our passion for the Island and showing you what an incredibly special place it is whilst honing your skills in the art of photography. You won’t be disappointed!
- Boat Transfer from Hobart to Bruny Island (weather permitting)
- Tasmanian gourmet food and drink (all inclusive including alcohol)
- Deluxe accommodation in our private lodge
- Bruny Island boat cruise
- Iconic Bruny Island locations such as the lighthouse
- On-location coaching
- Image post-processing classes
What Guests Have Been Saying
The professionalism of Luke and Jay made for a fantastic experience where nothing was left up to chance. I could not recommend the workshop enough!
I participated in the Capertee Valley August 2018 workshop! It was always my dream to click pictures of the Milky Way and now that I’m in Australia I really wanted to join this workshop! And it was Amazing! I had never seen so many stars in my life. Jay and Luke took care of everything and answered all the questions I had. They made sure everyone had a good time, was feeling okay and they checked if we all took some great pictures! The amount of people in the group was good and everyone was nice and helping each other. I really had an amazing time and would definitely want to join another astro workshop with Luke and Jay! Thank you guys for this wonderful service and experience, I loved it!
I had an incredible time at Shooting for the Stars. For me personally it was about the location and shooting with Luke and Jay, both of whose photography I am a huge fan of. The technical skills both of these guys have is something that is awesome to learn from and experience if your aim is to grow as a photographer. No matter what your skill level, you are bound to walk away from a workshop with Luke and Jay with new knowledge and technical skills which you can continue to apply to your photography.
I loved the shoot locations and because of your excellent planning and teaching, you set us up for success! Thanks to you both, I had a great time, learnt heaps, and am pleased with my results. Looking forward to the next one!
It was an absolutely wonderful weekend. The type of experience that forms long lasting memories. Well worth it I would do it again next year. Wonderful hosts and instructors ! The attention to our safety was appreciated.
This was the first workshop that I have attended and I thought it was great! An amazing learning opportunity and I was able to produce images that not only was I proud of – but that people want to buy – and that is the ultimate compliment!
Not only were the night astro activities well organised and a fun experience but it was a real added bonus to have day activities included – well done gentlemen.
Overall a great experience, with excellent tutorials provided by knowledgeable photographers in a perfect location, with great food, and good accommodation. I would certainly recommend this to others wanting to learn about Astro Photography and I’m looking forward to future workshops on offer from Jay and Luke.
A great weekend to learn lots about Astro photography. Highly recommend.
Shoot for the Stars x Uluru was an incredible experience. Luke and Jay worked very hard planning the trip and it paid (sic) off. We had some great weather and always seemed to be in the right place of the right time. The help/new ideas Luke and Jay offer both out in the field and processing is invaluable.
I really enjoyed the workshop and would do it again. Thanks so much for all the effort and work that went on behind the scenes to make this such a great experience!
Luke and Jay provided a great venue for the shoot with good accommodation and food to keep us all going. The arrangement and timing were flexible but provided all the time we needed to do all that was planned. The shooting time and workshop training time / teaching space covered all that was needed and access to their knowledge was always just a call away.
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