Capture the Milky Way – Basic Module

If you want to have a solid grasp on the Milky Way photography basics, this is the perfect course for you. 

The program is designed in an easy-to-follow chronological order, where we cover the five fundamental pillars of any Milky Way photo: planning, camera gear, camera settings, composition, and post-processing.

At the end of this course, you’ll be ready to capture quality images of the Milky Way and shoot and edit your images with confidence by following an easy workflow that works!

Main topics covered in this course:

Main Post-Processing techniques:

Other advantages

Unlimited Support

Free updates

RAW + PSD files

Access from any device

Private community

At your own pace

money-back guarantee

Photo Tour Discounts

Dan is a professional nature and landscape photographer, photography educator, and co-founder of Capture the Atlas. His base camp is in Philadelphia, USA, but he spends long periods of time exploring and photographing new locations around the world. Apart from shooting the Milky Way, the Northern Lights, and any landscape that can stir powerful emotions, he enjoys leading photo tours to some of the most remote places on Earth. You can find more about Dan here.


These are some of the most common questions I’ve received about this course:

Once you join the course, you’ll be able to access all the instructional videos and downloadable elements on our online platform. This platform has been specifically designed for this course, and it’s reliable and very easy to navigate. You just need a device with a screen and an internet connection.

This online course requires a single payment. After that, you’ll have lifetime access and be able to watch all the videos and tutorials at your own pace.

This course includes unlimited support. It doesn’t matter what you need or when you ask for help, I’ll be there.

The main pieces of software in post-processing are Lightroom and Photoshop.

We’ll also use other programs for some specific functions, such as Denoise AI, Stacking software, PTGui Pro, or Nik Collection. All the pieces of software include a dedicated video on how to use them.

You can learn following this course even if you don’t have a tracker. However, practice is fundamental and you’ll need a tracker to put all the shooting technique into practice. 

If, for any reason, you’re not satisfied with the course, you have a 15-day money-back guarantee.

Just contact us during this period and we’ll process the refund. No small print and no questions asked.

Any other questions?

This course includes:

  • 8 hrs and 30 min
  • Unlimited access
  • From any device
$ 100

Get the full Milky Way Course

3 Modules for $480


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Ratings and Reviews

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25 Ratings
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
Posted 6 days ago
What you need to know to capture the Milky Way!

Excellent course giving detailed instructions on how to capture a compelling Milky Way photograph.

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Posted 3 weeks ago
Very thorough and detailed!

The Lightroom and Photoshop segments were demonstrated a little rapidly for someone with no experience.

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Ned Whiteley
Posted 1 month ago
The Perfect Course for the Complete Beginner

As someone who was totally new to astrophotography, I found this the perfect beginner's course. Everything is so carefully explained and well illustrated and Dan's step-by-step walkthrough of all his processes makes it so easy to pick up. I found Dan's enthusiasm infectious and his professionally produced course-work a joy to watch, so much so that I regularly revisit some of the videos.

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Ai Nguyen
Posted 2 months ago
How to set up the camera


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Posted 2 months ago
Techniques and equipment

Meeting expectations thank you

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Posted 3 months ago
amazing stuff

Easy to understand and fantastic amounts of information.

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Posted 3 months ago
Excellent course organization

Easy to follow lessons. Able to go back and review any time. Self paced. Able to ask questions.

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James Rowledge
Posted 3 months ago
Well worth the money, time and effort!

I have done some Milky Way Photography in Moab with a photo guide and loved it, both my wife and myself. I live in the Denver area of Colorado and want to do some of this on my own. I feel like this will give me the tools I need to get some good shots. Don't think that this is quick or easy. There is a huge amount of information to learn and hopefully master at some point in the distant future.

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Aurelian Georgescu
Posted 4 months ago

Very good

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Posted 5 months ago
Top course !

Top course. very extensive !

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