Capture the Night Sky

Location: Rotorua | Would you like to know how to capture the night sky? Learn how, when, and where to capture the Milky Way, how to take photos of the moon, how to do star trails, how to plan and edit your astro photos!


Small Group

Minimum 3, maximum 6


Support Material

We provide notes, access to the materials taught in class, and are happy to assist you with advice and feedback on an ongoing basis.


3 Classes

Learn everything you need to know 3 classes! We value your time and believe our approach is the best way to learn photography.


This Astrophotography Workshop structure has 3 modules: - The first one is the Theory class on the 18th of May from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Google Meetings - The practical will be in Lake Tarawera on the 20th of May from 6:30 to 9:30 pm - The editing class will be on the 25th of May from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm via Google Meetings.

300 NZD
Theory modules: Video Call
PracticaL Module: Lake Tarawera

Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to know more about what you’ll learn? Are you curious about how the class is planned?
Worried about what to bring? See our frequently asked questions below!

How To
  • Photograph Stars
  • Photograph the Milky Way
  • Photograph the Moon
  • Capture Star Trails
  • Capture Circular Star Trails
  • Edit and Correct Colours
  • Autofocus
  • Manual Focus
  • Focusing At Night
Planning Ahead
  • Milky Way
  • Moon Phases
  • Seasons
  • Helpful Apps

Thursday 18th of May at 7:00pm -8:30pm
Saturday 20th of May at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 25th of May at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Theoretical Class
Practical Class
Editing Class

  • Camera
  • Charged Batteries
  • Extra batteries
  • Empty Memory Card
  • Tripod
  • Head Torch (with red filter)
  • Remote Shutter Release (if you want to do star trails, but not mandatory)
  • Warm Clothes
  • For the editing class you must have Lightroom or Photoshop installed

The Wanderer Photographer



Coni is a Tauranga-based professional photographer who loves nature, hiking, and travelling. Her combined passions took her across Asia to pursue creative photography projects that were subsequently exhibited in New Zealand.

An experienced instructor with a teaching background and a bachelor’s degree in primary education, Coni founded The Wanderer Photographer to share her years of experience in photography with those keen to learn.