Processing an astrophotography image in Adobe Light Room
Processing an astrophotography image in Adobe Photoshop
Price: $75 per person
Location: Perth Observatory
Date: Tuesday 2nd of April
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm (Gates open at: 6:30 pm)

This is a beginners class on astronomy software and image processing. Aimed at novice DSLR users who have basic computer and image processing knowledge, this workshop covers the basics from file management to introductory stacking and post-processing.

This will be a presentation and demonstration lead by the instructor. You are welcome to bring your own laptop or similar to tinker with examples but participants will not specifically be working through examples themselves within the workshop, so a computer is not required.

Topics covered:

  • Types of astronomy images (calibration and light frames)
  • Calibration frames and libraries
  • File types
  • Good file management and data retention processes
  • Basic one file image processing of RAW image in:
    • Lightroom
    • Canon Digital Professional (principles can be applied to other brands of cameras)
  • Introduction to the concept of image stacking
  • Basic stacking of wide field nightscape images in Deep Sky Stacker (principles can be applied to other stacking software)
  • Introduction to post-processing techniques including black-point, saturation, colour temperature, levels and curves in:
    • Lightroom
    • Photoshop


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