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Photographing the Night Skies – With Kazim Daniel

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This safari is geared to photographers who always wanted the opportunity to capture stars and the milky way under the dark skies right here in Trinidad.

What to Expect

Spend a night photographing the stars and milky way galaxy with our resident astrophotographer, Kazim Daniel. A shuttle will take you to various dark sky shooting locations along the north eastern coast of Trinidad. The first shooting location identified is the Kershon Walcott Lighthouse at Galera Point, after which you would be taken to 2 other locations then back to the meeting point.

As we would be using long exposures you are expected to be able to use your tripod and change your camera settings in minimal lighting conditions. You will learn how to focus on the dark, optimal camera settings, and using your camera to maximize your camera’s capability.

Please note: Under 18’s are welcomed, but must be accompanied by a paying adult.This event may involve walking along paths and surfaces which may be unpaved. Locations at this event may be unlit or dimly illuminated.

Leader Contact and Bio: Kazim Daniel 365-9400
Kazim Daniel is an award winning, published photographer based in Trinidad and Tobago. His passion in photography started in shooting landscapes and nightscapes but has since shifted his focus to portraits, weddings and events as he became a full time photographer in 2018.

Date: May 3rd-4th, 2019
Cost: TT$250.00
Meeting place: Grand Bazaar North Parking Lot
Time: Fri 3rd May 9:30 PM – Sat 4th May 6:00 AM
Registration Form Link https://forms.gle/jxVNcxE7JRZa8cZh8

Itinerary

Friday 3rd May 9:30 pm – meet at Grand Bazaar & Registration
10:00 pm – Depart Grand Bazaar and drive to Toco.
12 midnight – Arrive Kershon Walcott Lighthouse/Galera Point.
Saturday 4th May 1:00-5.30 am Shooting in 3 locations.
4:00 am – depart Location 3 to return to Grand Bazaar
5.30 am – Doubles stop (cost of breakfast not included)
6:00 am – arrive back at Grand Bazaar.
*Please note times are estimates and subject to change

What to Bring

  • Camera and wide-angle lenses. The wider (14mm full frame, 11mm crop sensor) and faster (f/1.8, f/2.8) the better
  • Sturdy Tripod (required)
  • Fully charged batteries, memory cards
  • Waterproof bag / garbage bag in case it rains
  • Mosquito spray, water and snacks
  • Jacket / warm clothing
  • Closed toe footwear recommended
  • Torchlight / headlamp
  • What’s Included:
  • Transport to and from arranged meeting location(s)
  • Light snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
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