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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16 Ratings
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Posted 3 weeks ago
Top course !

Top course. very extensive !

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Michel Danakas
Posted 10 months ago
Very helpful and interesting...

The basic module, I would definitely recommend to new astrophotographers. All the points are well discussed, all in the same course. I find that Iearnt faster as I don't have to search in youtube. Plus all the links to go deeper in some topics, best cameras, best lenses...). All sessions are not too long so we do not get bored infront of the computer. Well structured.

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Patricia Miller
Posted 11 months ago

Amazing course, Dan provides you with all the tools necessary for finding, planning, photographing and post processing your milky way photos. He is very respectful to everybody's abilities. and has a group social page for continued live support from himself and other students. The attached photo was taken with skills from this beginning course and post processing. Ready to start the next level.

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Lester Taylor
Posted 12 months ago
A Goldmine of information

I have many years of photography (non-celestial) experience but this course was filled with a broad range of new information to get started on Milky Way photography and post processing. Very useful and it will save making a lot of novice mistakes.

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Dana Westfall
Posted 12 months ago
Great course

I am a beginner at Milky Way photography. This course is very thorough. I leave for a trip in a week. Hoping to put this info to good use. Hopefully, I will have a pic to upload soon.

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Mark Niles
Posted 1 year ago
Best course for the money

I started going through the course and have found it to be extremely valuable. Each lesson explains the subject matter in a clear and concise way. Still have lots to learn but looking forward to the rest of the course and putting what I learn into practice!!

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Ann-Marie Holmes
Posted 1 year ago
Exactly what I was looking for

I was struggling with post processing my Milky Way photos, I had a vague idea of what to do, but not really. I reached out to Dan, since I subscribe to his mailing list and he recommended I try the basic module of his course and it was exactly what I needed. The course is easy to follow and Dan is super responsive to emails and is very helpful. Highly recommend Dan and his courses.

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Hack Perez
Posted 1 year ago
Great information and worth every penny!

I was hesitant about buying this course. I regret I took a while before buying it. The way Dan approaches and explain each video with such calmness and making sure every detail gets covered, make this hard hobby enjoyable. You could learn alone but I can guarantee you it will take you longer and you will get frustrated real quick as it happened to me. Customer service is outstanding! Thanks Dan.

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Dorothy Challand
Posted 1 year ago
Met all my expectations and was easily understood.

My previous experience of astro-photography was taking two photos, one of star trails and one of the night sky as a background to a self-portrait. The course was a valuable tool to beginning a more in-depth experience.

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Brett Freliche
Posted 1 year ago
Great info, well worth the money!

Love how Dan breaks things down in specific videos and chapters. He is also very responsive to comments on the posts, as well as on Telegram. And I haven't even finished the basic course!!

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