Pure DSLR Astrophotography

Learn the basics of DSLR Astrophotography

A 3-day astrophotography training program! Learn how to use a DSLR camera to capture amazing pictures of the night sky. The program is 3 days long, where 2 days will be online through video call and 1 day will be a trip to a dark location to photograph the night sky.
This program will give you all the basic techniques you need to know before starting your journey in astrophotography.

– You do not require a DSLR camera to join this course as we can lend you one.

Level - Beginner

This course is intended for individuals over the age of 12+

3 Day Program

10-hour extensive course

Course fee - AED 1200

This fee will include practical and theoretical learning


Verified Certificate

Certificate presented by Dubai Astronomy Group

Course Schedule

Day 1: Introduction (online) (1 - 2 hours)


  • What is DSLR AP?
  • Types of DSLR Astrophotography
    • Pure DSLR

    • Mount/DSLR

    • Piggyback DSLR

    • Tracker/DSLR

  • Challenges of DSLR AP

  • Imagining Techniques

    • Long vs Short Exposure


  • Software for DSLR AP
  • Planning an Astrophotography Trip
    • Choosing a spot
    • Equipment Needed
    • Check List

Practical Session

  • Knowing your Camera

Day 2: Photography Trip! (4 - 6 hours)

  • Double-check the equipment

  • Arrive at location

  • An intro to the structure of the night sky

  • Beginning the shooting session

Day 3: Processing data (online) (2 - 4 hours)

  • Processing the captured data

Meet your instructor

Mr. Ahmad Hasan

Astrophysicist, Photographer, & Technical Expert

Worked for 2 years in Sharjah Astronomy Academy (SAASST). Started off as a data scientist later specialized in developing mini-satellites, Oversaw and participated in building the payload, also competed with other countries on best compact design for a Can sized satellite in the TurkSat Competition. Astrophotography enthusiast. Volunteered in Dubai Astronomy Group’s many electronic projects from controlling the motors of big telescopes to building weather stations and meteor detectors.


Join the Course