For everyone who wants to start making astronomical sketches or improve his or her current observing, drawing and processing skills I now offer ON-LINE courses! Do you have Skype? Great! If not, you only have to install the programme and create a free account:
Contact me to agree on a date and time and I’ll be on-line for your course. The experience is personal (it’s just me and you) so I can elaborate on every detail which is important to you. Through screen sharing I can also show you exactly what I do and you can show me your result. Currently I offer three different modules of about 1 hour each:
1. Observing and Sketching
In this module I explain how to observe and how to create a sketch which is as close as possible to what you actually saw through the eyepiece. It’s not as easy as just putting dots on a sheet of paper. If you want to create a drawing in which positions and brightnesses of the stars and objects are as close as possible to reality, you need to master a couple of techniques first.
2. Basic Elaboration on the PC
In this module I explain how to transfer your sketch on the PC and the basic techniques you need to transform a raw sketch into a beautiful image.
3. Advanced Elaboration on the PC
In this module I explain all the little secrets which transform a basic computer image into something which comes very close to the eyepiece experience.
Each of these modules comes at the price of just €30! Payment can be done by prior wire transfer or Paypal, mentioning your name and the module number.
Contact me through the form here for more info and booking!