"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." - Psalm 19:1

A Red Rock Wonderland Under Moonless Skies - June 2022

Arches National Park is one of the latest Utah parks 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 2022 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. We'll have an optional star trails shooting session after we have concluded shooting the Milky Way.


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 Craig at 520.732.1440 and I can help you get set up.

Recommended Items: 


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 about some of the more popular tools in PhotoPills.

Work smarter, not harder using one of the most powerful tools a astrophotographer 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 a couple of afternoons on post-processing techniques that can help you create striking images using Lightroom Classic CC.

Make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC  loaded. If you don’t already subscribe to Lightroom Classic CC - you can download a free 7 day trial here prior to the workshop.

You will be given notes on the things we covered for you to take home.

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 with the exception of Delicate Arch which involves a 3-mile roundtrip hike. We'll drive to other locations then walk in to the best shooting position. These are usually a 1/4 mile or less.

Workshop Dates 2021:

Workshop I Dates:

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

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 Workshop II Dates: 

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

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Workshop III Dates:

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

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Workshop IV Dates:

August 4, 2021 to August 7, 2021  *Departure on August 8, 2021

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Workshop V Dates:

August 8, 2021 to August 11, 2021  *Departure on August 12, 2021

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Workshop VI Dates:

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

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Workshop Dates 2022:

June 23, 2022 to June 26, 2022   *Departure on June 27, 2022

*Welcome Reception Lunch is at 12 noon on June 23rd.

This Workshop Sells Out Quickly - Book Early To Reserve Your Spot!  



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 astrophotography workshop group.  

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


Price For Workshop:


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The cost of the workshop DOES include:

This workshop DOES NOT include:

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!



This workshop is co-sponsored by Mike's Camera of Boulder, CO