Kedar Bhat

Photography, workshops, Photo Tours

1 April 2017

Star-Trail Photography & Star gazing Workshop by Kedar Bhat

Only 10 participants will be enrolled.

Star-Trail Photography:


In short it is long exposure photography of the stars in the night sky. There are a number of techniques and software to do the job. As against regular photography, basic knowledge of Astronomy is equally important to do Star-Trail photography. In this workshop I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy and star gazing along with the actual techniques, equipment and post processing software. At the end of the workshop participants will take home at-least one good quality Star-Trail photo.

I will be bringing a telescope for Star-gazing session during the workshop. You can also bring your own telescopes/binoculars etc for the workshop if you have one.

View Star Trail images taken by participants of the last workshop:

& the first workshop:

Who can join?:

You don't need any prior knowledge of Astronomy. I will be teaching basic Astronomy too. All you need is a DSLR or a point and shoot camera with manual exposure mode and a laptop to process the images during the workshop. If you don't have a laptop, you can do processing at home. I will guide you while you process them on your own at home.

I can provide a DSLR on rent for the day @ Rs.600/-

Fee :  

Rs.3000/- if registered on or before 25th Mar 2017
Rs.3250/- if registered on or after 26th Mar 2017
for participants who have earlier attended this workshop & want to practice/refresh/polish their skills.

Your seat will be confirmed only after you complete the Booking process mentioned bellow.

What's included? :
Tea/coffee, Dinner on day1, breakfast on day2
Course fee
Accommodation in Tents.

Please note:

  • It will be cold out there. So do carry woolens/sleeping bags/gloves etc.
  • Food served will be basic good Maharashtrian veg food.
  • Accommodation will be in Tents. For Star-Trail photography we need remote locations away from city lights and pollution. Hence the choice of this location.
  • Do carry your medicines.
  • Smoking and alcohol strictly prohibited

Venue: Ranjaai Farms, Khanapur village, near Donje Phata, Pune. Pl See the map at the bottom.

Directions: Reach Donje Phata and take a right turn. Proceed towards Khanapur village (Khanapur Manerwadi on Google map). Take left turn towards Thoptewadi in a narrow lane next to Mataji Sweets. After about 1.5km take a small left to Ranjai farms.


1 April, Saturday:

  • 5.30 pm Report at Ranjai farms at Khanapur village near Sinhgad on your own.
  • 6 pm Evening tea and introduction.
  • 7pm to 8.30pm Classroom session. Here I will be teaching fundamentals of Astronomy, Star-gazing, software & Start-trail Photography techniques with demonstration.
  • 8.30 pm Dinner
  • 9.30 pm to 1am Star trail photography under the night sky.
  • 1 am Participants will retire to their tents to sleep.

2 April, Sunday:

  • 7 am Morning tea.
  • 8 am Breakfast.
  • 8.30 am to 10am I will be teaching post-processing of the images we have shot on the previous night.
  • 11 am Program ends & participants go home with their Star-trail Photos.


To enroll for the workshop follow the 4 step enrollment procedure.

  1. Send me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call / whatspp me on 9869145560 to check seat availabilty. If seats are available proceed to step 2

  2. Submit the online enrollment form: click here

  3. Make the payment: After I receive your form, you will receive an email from me with my Bank details for payment. Once you make the payment, email me the transaction id / payment details so that I can verify it in my Bank.

  4. Once I receive your payment, I will send you a confirmation email and your seat will be confirmed.

Cancellation policy:
Fees won’t be refunded. But I can give you 2 choices:

  1. You have an option to transfer your participation to a person of your choice for the same workshop
  2. You can attend a future workshop of mine within next 3 months by paying an additional fee of Rs.1000/-.  After that period you will have to pay complete fee as applicable at that point of time, if you wish to attend my workshop.


Venue Map:

View Greenwood Farm in a larger map