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 workshop structure has 3 modules: -Theory Online Class: Friday, 7th July, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. - Practice Class: Saturday, 8th July, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. - Editing Class (Online): Tuesday, 12th July, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Please be aware that these dates are subject to change, as we require optimal weather conditions and a clear sky for the second class. If the second class needs to be rescheduled, the third class will also be postponed accordingly. Additionally, depending on the conditions, we might consider organising the Lake Tarawera session on a weekday.

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
  • Stack your photos for noise reduction
  • Autofocus
  • Manual Focus
  • Focusing At Night
Planning Ahead
  • Milky Way
  • Moon Phases
  • Seasons
  • Helpful Apps

Friday 7th of July at 6:30pm -8:30pm
Saturday 8th July at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12th of July at 6:30 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.