Content Basic Course Milky Way - Academy


1.1. Introduction

A brief introduction to the basic module where we outline the content of the course and the best way to get started.

2.1. when to photograph the Milky Way

The first and most important step when planning. We’ll discuss the best times of year and night, the position of the Milky Way in the sky, moon phases, calendars, and more.

2.2. Where to photograph the Milky Way

Find the best locations both when traveling and near you – light pollution maps, altitude,   best weather apps, Bortle scale, etc.

2.3. Milky Way calendars

Learn how to use and read a Milky Way Calendar to plan your photos at a glance.

2.4. Stellarium

Learn the easiest way to use Stellarium, one of the most powerful tools to plan your Milky Way images.

2.5. Google Earth Pro

All the tips and tricks to use Google Earth Pro for finding the best locations and compositions to capture the Milky Way

2.6. Photopills

A step-by-step guide to using Photopills for Milky Way planning. We’ll look at all the tools and hidden tricks in the app.

2.7. Planit Pro

Everything you need to know how to use the Milky Way planner app Planit Pro, including all of its functions and most advanced features.

2.8. 4-Step planning workflow

I describe my complete Milky Way planning workflow in 4 easy steps and show you two real cases from start to finish.

3.1. Camera gear

The best camera gear to shoot the Milky Way – cameras, lenses, tripods, headlamps, and more. My recommendations for the best possible gear according to your goals and budget.

4.1. Focus

Learn how to focus like an expert with a real-life example and avoid making the #1 mistake in Milky Way photography ever again.

4.2. Camera settings

The settings you should use in your camera to get the best results. We cover everything, from the key exposure settings to ALL the adjustments that you should set in your camera.

4.3. The histogram

Learn what the histogram should look like in your photos and how to read the histogram in the field with many examples.

5.1. Composition

A complete masterclass in Milky Way composition to learn the best rules and elements that you can use to capture images with impact.

6.1. Introduction to Lightroom

All the basics to get started using Lightroom to edit your Milky Way photos.

6.2. Introduction to Photoshop

A complete beginner’s guide to using Photoshop for Milky Way photography. Basic workflow, adjustments, tools, best settings…Photoshop won’t be daunting anymore!

6.3. Denoise AI Noise Reduction

A full tutorial on how to use the best noise reduction software on the market: Denoise AI.

6.4. Nik Collection

Learn how to make the most of this powerful editing tool and which filters work best in Milky Way images.

6.5. Edit and Post-processing - Lightroom BASIC

In this video tutorial, I will show you my basic workflow for editing images of the Milky Way in Lightroom. 

6.6. Edit and Post-processing - Lightroom ADVANCED

Learn the most advanced tools in Lightroom to edit your Milky Way images through a real-life example – Radial & Gradient filters, color and luminosity masking, color separation, etc.

6.7. start-to-finish using photoshop

Learn how to apply some basic and effective tools and adjustments in Photoshop to finish your Milky Way images

6.8. Start-to-finish

A start-to-finish tutorial where I show my complete basic workflow with all the steps, tricks, and recommendations.

7.1. Conclusion

Some final recommendations that will allow you to have the best possible foundation in Milky Way photography and know the best way to step up your skills before jumping into the advanced module.