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Planned for 2020 (subject to minimum enrolment numbers)

  • Dark sky weekend at Pichgut Creek Station
  • Nightscapes and Star Trails 
  • Photoshop and Lightroom - Back to Basics
  • Photoshop and Lightroom - Astrophotography Processing Techniques
  • Multimedia exhibition for participants of the above courses
Interested? Read course descriptions  or contact me and you will be emailed when courses & excursions open for enrolment. Your email won't be used or passed on for any other purpose.


I took my first star trail in  September 1978 using a borrowed  SLR camera. In  June 1979, Dennis Di Ciccio published his fantastic and first ever annalemma photo in Sky and Telescope magazine. This photo captured my imagination and I guess I've been hooked on astronomy  and astrophotogrphy ever since. In 2013, Dennis was assigned to edit a feature I co-authored for Sky and Telescope. He introduced himself to us by email and told us how awesome he thought  our images were and I had the great pleasure of telling him how his image inspired me as a teenager to spend a lifetime capturing the heavens first on film then using digital media.



"Forces of Nature"

I have taught photography workshops on a diverse range of photographic skills at the Photoaccess Arts Centre in Canberra since 1996, exhibited work in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions, and written & photographed features for Sky and Telescope and Australian Geographic magazines.

This year I have embarked on a new project with Photoaccess developing and running a Nightscape Photography program for Photoaccess.  The foundation will be  the "Nightscapes and Star Trails" course running two times per year aimed at non-novice photographers who are novice astrophotographers.  If you are also a novice photographer, and want to do this, we can set you up with beginners photographic skills course to lead you into the Nightscape course.  There will be field events such as the recent one night, "Murrumbidgee Midnight Madness Tour," in addition  to weekend-long events.  There will be a portfolio development course  and  a time lapse course running next year and then work from all the courses will be curated into a multi-media exhibition to hang at the Huw Davies gallery in 2021.

We've had lots of fun during the events so far and I am getting great feedback.

Hope to see you sometime.

Joe


"On Golden Pond"



I have taught photography workshops of many descriptions at Photoaccess Arts Centre in Canberra since 1996, exhibited work in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions, and written & photographed features for Sky and Telescope and Australian Geographic magazines.

This year I have embarked on a new project developing and running a Nightscape Photography program for Photoaccess.  The foundation will be  the "Nightscapes and Star Trails" course running two times per year aimed at non-novice photographers who are novice astrophotographers.  If you are also a novice photographer, and want to do this, we can set you up with beginners photographic skills course to lead you into the Nightscape course.  There will be field events such as the recent one night, "Murrumbidgee Midnight Madness Tour," in addition  to weekend-long events.  There will be a portfolio development course  and  a time lapse course running next year and then work from all the courses will be curated into a multi-media exhibition to hang at the Huw Davies gallery in 2021.

We've had lots of fun during the events so far and I am getting great feedback.

Hope to see you sometime.

Joe




A river of stars - 31st August, 2019 during "Murrumbidgee Midnight Madness"




"Eclipse over the Andes" - Argentina, July 2019

While I do a lot of work locally, I have travelled all over the world with my late friend and co-conspirator, Bengt Alfredsson from Sweden.  For the past twenty years, we chased total solar eclipses in all corners of the globe also capturing astronomical phenomena and  regular "travel" fare at the same time. Sadly we lost him to a cruel disease earlier this year. "Forces of Nature," (image top left and large version in gallery 1) was one images we captured on one of our adventures. Leaving our hotel rooms in Java at 2:30am we walked up a mountain for 90 minutes to get an overview of two volcanic calderas undergoing mild activity. The lightning in the background and the Milky Way were just icing on the cake.


Aurora @ Kvaloya, Norway, 2015




Eclipse over the Grand Tetons, USA 2017



"Sari Sari Night"
 Sari shoots the stars at a "Nightscapes and Star Trails" workshop field trip



       Tomakin Moonrise by Margaret Stapper


         "Sue - CIWS or Star whiz?" 
          Sue Cunningham at the
"Nightscapes and Star Trails" workshop field trip










    "The light fantastic, Milky Way Panorama, West Wyalong"













    Brayshaw's Homestead -  Michael King



    "Glasshouse Rocks"



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    Field Trips
    I plan field trips for my courses so that we travel to locations with dark skies  drive of 40 minutes up to a one hour each way. 

     
    Nightscapes and Star Trails fieldnight


    Central Milky Way - photo Joe Cali  2017




       Bridge and Magellanic Cloud - taken on Murrumbidgee Midnight  Madness



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