April 19-22 Arches NP & Southwest Milky Way - Juan


Milky Way Workshop in Grand Teton National Park & Yellowstone National Park - 3 Nights with Up To 5 Students -April 19-22, 2018

Where: Arches National Park & Southwest

When: April 19-22, 2018 (Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night)

What's Included: 2 Afternoons of Classroom Training and  3 Nights of Location Guiding & In-Field Instruction

How Much: $750 per person

Arches National, Canyonlands National Park & the southwest are some of the most beautiful areas in the USA. The landscapes within these areas is incredible and beautiful. It is a unique place to enjoy with and without a camera. This workshop will take us to incredible scenic areas that officer amazing views and literally rock formation "windows" to frame the landscape and sky. This workshop operates at sunrise, sunset and most overnights in each park and surrounding areas.

The landscapes that surround these parks are absolute wonders and are incredible places to experience with or without a camera. For those who enjoy hiking to cliffs that overlook immense and amazing rock formations, these two national parks are for you. Our workshop will take us to both parks which offer incredible vistas and "windows" to frame the landscapes through and provide nearly unparalleled night skies! This is a landscape and astrophotography workshop and our group will be operating at sunrise, sunset, and most overnights in each park.

We will be covering the following techniques in the workshop to learn and improve your skills:

How to get perfect exposures at nighttime.

Correctly exposing for star light, light pollution, and dark foregrounds.

Composition for the Perfect Milky Way Photo.

How to Choose the Correct ISO, F-Stop, Shutter Speed and White Balance for Night Photography.

Photographing Stitched Panoramas.

Working a Scene to Create Numerous Photos & Compositions from One Location.

Techniques for Reducing Noise Techniques for Brightening Up Your Foregrounds.

Using mobile applications to help you scout and plan your night photography.

Advanced camera techniques for focus and exposure blending.

Post Processing overview using lightroom and photoshop.

Learn my successful workflow from importing to exporting to make your images really stand out.

This workshop is limited to 5 people. This allows for more one-on-one instruction to help you achieve your goals for this workshop.

What will I need to bring?

-A DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode and user manual and capable of at least 3200 ISO

-At least 2 fully charged camera batteries and 32GBs of memory card storage.

-A WIDE angle lens that is at least 24mm with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster is recommended for night photography 

-Shutter Release or Intervalometer  -Tripod preferably with a ball head 

-Headlamp. (with red light recommended)-Warm clothes.

-Bug Repellent.

-Camping Chair.

-Food and snacks (some provided.)

-Your own computer with lightroom and photoshop to follow along during post processing.

-I ask that each participant to have basic knowledge of how to operate their camera and settings prior to beginning the workshop , as we will be working with very minimal light.


Weather plays a very key role in nighttime photography. I like to shoot on clear nights, but light cloud cover can add a very interesting effect in your images. If the forecast calls for rain we will have to reschedule. Even if there is partial cloud cover, I promise you that you will still take home some great shots and the knowledge on how to greatly capture the night sky on any given  night.

Transportation & Lodging:

Air fare, Travel to and from hotels, lodging, transportation, meals, incidentals & National Park Admission are also not included in the price of this workshop, unless noted.

During workshops I recommend carpooling.

I can provide transportation for two passengers, while a second vehicle can follow me to all locations if participants decide to carpool.

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