PHOTOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL
Why our trips are different from others?
If you join a photographer trip you may explore beautiful places that have not been discovered yet during days and nights. If you follow a tourist guide normally you will visit common tourist attraction spots during daytime only.
In our trips we focus on nature, landscapes, and night photography as well as skygazing/stargazing (astro-tourism). We bring you to visit non-tourist attraction spots, explore places and discover new attractions that could be photographed day and night. We go outing during sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset, dawn, dusk to take advantages of golden hour and blue hour vibrant natural light.
The interesting part of the trips is to observe dark sky and skygazing/ stargazing that reveal mysterious night sky with Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, Milky Way, constellations, shooting stars, iridium flares, airglows and other night sky phenomena. We time-lapse the night sky in northern and southern hemisphere so as to capture the invisible movement of the lights and produce interesting time-lapse video clips.
The packages consist of :-
A. Tour and Sightseeing
In this session we will explore and visit to some scenic area that consist of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. Locations such as bays, fjords, beaches, waterfalls, lakes, glaciers, highlands, man-made landscapes, city/urban area, and etc. are some of potential targeted area for photography activity. Our aims are to capture moments while visiting to the area with photography techniques as well as sharing of knowledge and experience in getting good photo capture. Beside that participants can enjoy beauty of scenic view and keep beautiful photos and sweet memory during the trip.
B. Skygazing/Stargazing/Night Photo Outing
In this session we will go out to selected potential area at night to observe night sky. The night sky keep 1001 secrets. Once you are out there during a clear night sky away from city lights, there is a possibility to see Milky Way, shooting stars (meteors), planets, constellations, and definitely the aurora (northern and southern lights). Apart from that you can also see iridium flares, airglows, light pillars, and etc. During this session we will guide you to use your camera and other equipments to capture the nightscapes with night photography and astrophotography techniques.
C. Photo Review/ Sharing
In this session we will take a look at the photos captured and review them. We will look at some basic aspects of photography such as the exposure setting (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), photo compositions and techniques. This session will expose you to basic photography and simple post-processing techniques using simple software that can enhance your photos. This session is not an advance session but it is adequate for you to process your personal photos.
D. Recommended Tools/ Equipments
A DSLR or Mirrorless Digital Camera.
A standard lens/ wide angle lens.
A sturdy tripod for night photography/ astrophotography.
A camera remote control/ intervalometer for long exposure and time-lapse.
A laptop/ macbook for photo post-processing.
If you don't have basic knowledge of photography - you can learn something about photography from this trip.
If you don't have a DSLR/ Mirrorless Digital Camera - you can bring any compact camera with you.
It sounds so serious isn’t it? Anyway, once you are in it, we are sure you will not forget and enjoying the moment.
Definitely this is different from your previous holidays.
If you have adequate equipments such as DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera, fast wide-angle lens, lens filters, tripod, camera remote control/ intervalometer, Macbook, laptop, software, and etc, these trips will benefit you much to get experience and knowledge. Again this is not common travel and holiday trips that you can find in the market and it is not as difficult as you think but it will make a different holiday for you. Those who don't have such equipments can enjoy the trips as well.