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A Red Rock Wonderland Under Moonless Skies - June 2021

 

Arches National Park is the latest Utah park to be certified as somewhere you can see a truly dark night sky.

According to IDA, an International Dark Sky Park is a land possessing an exceptional and renowned quality of starry nights that provide abundant opportunities for photographing the night sky. 

Join us in June 2021 from sunset to sunrise under moonless skies in Arches National Park to capture some of the most stunning geologic formations that make this a monumental backdrop for epic night sky photography.

This is a four night in-depth instruction and guidance astrophotography workshop that will teach you how to find your way around in the dark, how to find the best composition using PhotoPills, what exposures to use for night photography and how to focus in the dark.

Arches National Park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. 
We’ll photograph a few of the more popular landmarks but we’ll also go to lesser known locations.

Some of the more popular locations include:   More information

Each night our shooting will begin at sunset and continue for several hours of astrophotography to be able to maximize our time in the park. There will also be an optional opportunity for sunrise shooting on two of our mornings. 

Equipment, Equipment, Equipment : Equipment is EVERYTHING in Astrophotography

Required Equipment and Accessories :

Astrophotography requires a professional level camera and lens in order to be successful and get the image results you are looking for.

If you do not have a professional level camera or lens, we would highly recommend purchasing or renting them. 

If you need to purchase or rent ANY of the required equipment - please, feel free to contact me at 520.732.1440 and I can help you get set up.

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What You Will Learn:

We only teach in our workshops single exposure wide-field astrophotography, which can be best described as landscape photography in the dark, with an emphasis on capturing brilliant Milky Way images using wide-angle lenses.

Over the years a variety of techniques have been developed but our shooting time will be focused on getting the most out of your equipment with just a single exposure.

This is a great place for the beginner astrophotographer to start their journey or the intermediate photographer to hone their skills before moving on to the more advanced techniques.

Photo Pills Class: 

One afternoon we will teach you all about the PhotoPills App.

Work smarter, not harder using one of the most powerful tools a photographer can keep in their pocket.

We will teach you how to easily calculate the exact date and time to capture the Milky Way, sunsets, moonrises, star points or star trails to create the scene you have imagined.

PhotoPills App ( *Please have this app downloaded on your phone and review before the beginning of the workshop.* )

         

What You’ll Need For Processing Class: 

Digital processing is a crucial step in astrophotography for creating striking images.

 

We will also spend an afternoon on post-processing techniques that can help you create striking images using Lightroom Classic CC.

Bring your laptop to the class loaded with a couple of images you want to process. Make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC  loaded. If you don’t already own Lightroom Classic CC - you can download a free 7 day trial here.

More Details: 

Participants: Limit 6  

Experience Level:  Who will benefit from this workshop?

This workshop is designed for the beginner to intermediate photographer as defined below:

  • Beginner I Someone having a strong knowledge and firm understanding of their camera with "little to no" experience in astrophotography.
  • Beginner II : Someone having a strong knowledge and firm understanding of their camera and have "tried" their hand at astrophotography.
  • Intermediate : Someone having a strong knowledge and firm understanding of their camera with "some" experience in astrophotography.

Endurance Level:  

Moderate : Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position. 

 

 

Workshop I Dates: 

June 6, 2021 to June 9, 2021  *Departure on June 10, 2021

Click here to get registered.  *Sold Out - Waitlist Only  If you want to be added to our waitlist click here.

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Workshop II Dates:

June 10, 2021 to June 13, 2021  *Departure on June 14, 2021

Click here to get registered.  *Sold Out - Waitlist Only  If you want to be added to our waitlist click here.

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New Dates Added - Workshop III Dates:

June 2, 2021 to June 5, 2021  *Departure on June 6, 2021

Click here to get registered.  *Only One Spot Available

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Lodging: Our home base for this workshop will be Holiday Inn Express, 1515 N. Hwy 191, Moab, Utah where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.  To reserve your room call (435) 259-1150 and tell them you are with the Mike's Camera workshop group.  

However, you are free to stay anywhere in the area.

 

What is Included?

The cost of the workshop DOES include:

This workshop DOES NOT include:

Price:  $ 1,699.00    

These workshops are sponsored by Craig at Image 10 Photographic and Mike's Camera of Denver, Colorado.

Hope To See You There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!

Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements. I am happy to help!

 

Mike's Camera