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Join me for a two hour in class presentation and a three hour guided night shoot along the northern Lake Erie shoreline where we will visit one of my favourite night sky shooting locations in Southwestern, Ontario. 

Located approximately 2 hours southwest of Toronto, this area of the province offers a wonderful opportunity to capture photographs of the night sky and surrounding landscape.

Today's digital cameras can capture the night sky unlike any of their predecessors. This workshop is a great intro course to teach you the basics of night photography before you dive into a more advanced course, such as my Milky Way Photography Workshop.

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS:  6 (a number of 3 participants is needed to run the workshop)

I like to keep my groups small, ensuring a lot of one on one instructing.  When you walk away from this workshop, my goal is to have you feeling much better about your photography abilities and to capture some amazing shots to show off to your friends and family.

• Cost: $150 CAD per participant 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Easy (a short hike is required on uneven sandy ground)



- Basic gear to get you started 

- Importance of pre-scouting locations

- Calculating proper exposure (ISO, Shutter Speed & Aperture)

- Working with histograms

- How to find critical focus resulting in sharp images 

- How to capture star trails

- How to capture lightning 

- Light painting techniques

- Shooting during the "blue" twilight hour

- Shooting under various moon phases 

- Useful phone apps 


Beginner to intermediate owners of interchangeable lens DSLR or mirrorless cameras who would like to learn how to creatively capture night photographs under the guidance of a nationally accredited instructor.  A basic understanding of ISO, Shutter Speed & Aperture is recommended.  You do not need to run out and buy the latest and most expensive camera on the market.  It should however, be able to shoot in M (Manual Mode) and allow for full manual override of things such as iso, aperture, shutter speed, white balance and focus

I would highly recommend that you bring a tripod, as hand holding the camera will result in poor, unsharp images.


If you are unsure as to whether or not you have the proper gear, please send an email to with any questions or concerns.

Nights can become quite chilly, especially in Spring and Fall, so please ensure that you dress for the occasion. Your camera batteries also drain quicker in the colder weather, so fully charged spares are definitely recommended. 


Camera Gear: 

- DSLR or Mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

- Fully charged battery + extra charged battery 

- Memory card(s) 

- Lenses: 16mm - 35mm (or equivalent) range coverage for wide angle nightscapes

- Tripod (full size) 

- Cable release or remote allowing for exposures longer than 30 seconds

- Lens cleaning cloth 

Clothing & Other: 

- Warm clothes & a spare set 

- Snacks and drinks. ie. (energy bars and a water bottle or warm drink in a travel mug)

- Headlamp or small flashlight (preferably with the ability to switch to red light)

- Beach chair, cushion or pillow to sit on should you need to rest during longer exposures

- Phone or notepad for taking notes

Once you register, I will send a detailed email with instructions on how to get to our meeting location(s).  Should you have any questions or concerns prior to the workshop, please send me an email to:


The outdoor portion of the workshop is best experienced in partly clear (or better) weather conditions. In the event of complete cloud cover, rain or other inclement weather conditions, students will be contacted no later than two (2) hours prior the scheduled start time. Please check your email and phone messages for details about a potential cancellation before heading out to the workshop location. 

Cancellation Due to Weather: 

- Prior to the workshop start time: Participants will be given the option to rebook or receive a full refund. 

- After the workshop has started and up to half way through the in-class presentation: Participants we be offered to rebook to the next scheduled workshop date. 

- After the half way point of the in-class presentation: Rebooking or refunds will not be offered.



Brownsville Community Hall

292240 Culloden Line

Brownsville, Ontario


Friday - June. 1, 2018 (7 pm - 9 pm)

Please ensure that you arrive at least 15min prior to workshop start time.

ONSITE LocatioN:


Port Burwell, Ontario


Friday - June.1, 2018 (10 pm - 1am)

Please ensure that you arrive at least 15min prior to workshop start time.

See your post-registration route map & info document for more details. 

Note: Participants are responsible for their own transportation and any fees that ensue from travelling to and from the workshop.

All workshops begin promptly at the posted times. Trevor Pottelberg Photography reserves the right to postpone or cancel any workshop without notice. In the event that a workshop is cancelled or postponed, all pre-registered participants will be notified to arrange an alternative workshop date. 

Participants may reschedule or request refunds up to 48 hrs prior to the workshop start time with no penalty.  If less than 48 hrs notice is given, you may only reschedule the workshop. An administrative fee will apply (see table on right). 

Refunds will not be issued and rescheduling will not be permitted, if requested after the posted workshop start time. Failing to appear at a workshop will result in non-eligibility for refunds or rebooking. 

Workshop credits with Trevor Pottelberg Photography will be valid for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase of the original workshop. 

To reschedule or request a refund for a workshop, please contact me at:

Rescheduling Policy 

Workshop Cost / Admin Fee          

Up to $199.99 - $20               

From $200 and up - $50          

Pre-registration and full payment is required for all workshops