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Introduction to Astrophotography

A course by Jheison Huerta
Photographer Specialized in Astrophotography. Lima, Peru.
Joined July 2019
, Photographer Specialized in Astrophotography

Learn photography and developing techniques to capture the lights and colors of space

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (179)
  • 4903 students

Learn photography and developing techniques to capture the lights and colors of space

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (179)
  • 4903 students
  • 19 lessons (2h 12m)
  • 5 additional resources (1 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

The observable universe is made up of ten billion galaxies, each with more than one hundred billion stars. Have you ever wished you could capture these celestial bodies and more in your photos? Astrophotography is a limitless discipline that teaches us something new and exciting every day.

In this online course, learn techniques to photograph the cosmos with Jheison Huerta, a Peruvian photographer awarded by NASA whose work has been used by international media outlets such as the BBC, National Geographic, The Mirror, Telemundo, and more.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Landscape Astrophotography
  • U3
    U3. Equipment configuration
  • U4
    U4. Development and edition
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by getting to know your teacher, Jheison Huerta. He explains how he came to specialize in astrophotography, thanks in large part to his prime location in the Andes, and tells you about some of the photographers he considers his greatest inspiration.

Continue with an overview of the tools required for landscape astrophotography and the equipment you need, from flashlights and tripods to the camera itself. Then learn how to configure your camera to get the most out of it.

Jheison shows you some apps to help plan your photo outings before talking about the importance of being up to speed with the lunar calendar to get optimal results.

Discover two methods for focusing at night: infinity focus and hyperfocal distance, which you learn to calculate and transfer to your camera lens.
After your shoot, find out how to develop a RAW file using Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, and the Nik Collection plugins. Your teacher gives you some tips to reduce photographic noise and to fix color casts, as well as some specific adjustments to give your photographs a personal and artistic touch.

Now you've got all the skills to do a landscape astrophotography shoot, from the planning to the final edits.

What is this course's project?

Plan and shoot a wide-field astrophotography project, integrating the landscape with the celestial bodies of the sky such as the Milky Way, the Magellanic clouds, the stars, the moon, etc.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Amateur photographers interested in the world of astrophotography and professional photographers who want to expand their knowledge.

Requirements and materials

A basic understanding of photography, especially the relationship between exposure, ISO, and aperture, are necessary for this course.

As for materials, you need a camera with manual controls, a tripod, a headlamp, and, optionally, a remote shutter release.

For the post-production of your images, you need a computer with Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software installed.


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Jheison Huerta

A course by Jheison Huerta

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Photographer Specialized in Astrophotography

Jheison Huerta is a photographer from Huaraz, Peru, in the heart of the Peruvian Andes. It's perhaps for this reason that landscape photography was already part of his DNA. For more than eight years he has been shooting the night sky of the Andes and his photos have earned him the prestigious APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) award from NASA, in addition to being featured in media outlets such as the BBC, National Geographic, and more.

With the Astrofoto Andes group, he runs workshops and conferences in countries such as Colombia, Bolivia, Italy, and his native Peru.

The aim of Jheison's work is to make it feel like space is closer than we think, incorporating features of the Milky Way with other earthly elements and people, like in his mesmerizing photos of the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia.


  • U1


    • Influences
    • What will we do during the course?
    • Presentation
  • U2

    Landscape Astrophotography

    • Required equipment
    • Photo planning
    • The different types of astrophotography
  • U3

    Equipment configuration

    • To the court
    • Composition techniques
    • The two types of approach
    • Manipulating the camera
  • U4

    Development and edition

    • Image analysis and choice
    • Revealed in Camera Raw
    • Photoshop part 1
    • Photoshop part 2
    • Use of pluging
    • Color Dominant Correction
    • Sharpness for export
    • File Export
    • Final comparison and analysis
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to astrophotography

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

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Introduction to Astrophotography. Photography, and Video course by Jheison Huerta Best seller

Introduction to Astrophotography

A course by Jheison Huerta
Photographer Specialized in Astrophotography. Lima, Peru.
Joined July 2019
  • 95% positive reviews (179)
  • 4903 students