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

The Majestic Grand Teton 4 Night Beginners Astrophotography Workshop

 

Rising 7,000 feet above the valley the jagged peaks of the Teton Range are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the west providing a beautiful backdrop to the park.

The dark skies provide exceptional opportunities for Milky Way photography because of very little light pollution and clear, cold mountain air.

Join us in 2022 for a four night in-depth instruction and hands on guidance astrophotography workshop during new moon when skies are at their darkest!  

We will teach you how to find your way around in the dark, find the best composition using PhotoPills, what exposures to use for night photography,  and how to focus in the dark.


 

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:

Grand Teton National park has numerous lakes that are exceptional for reflecting and illuminating the night sky! 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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 2 of our mornings. 

There is no place like the Tetons for photographing the night sky!


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 Craig at 520.732.1440 to 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 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 time and date 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 two afternoons 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.

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 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 Dates: August 2022.

* This workshop will go on sale in November 2021.

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop will be Antler Inn located in Jackson, Wyoming where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.  

 

What is Included? 

The cost of the workshop DOES include:

This workshop DOES NOT include:

Price:  $ TBD

 

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!

 Reed Moulton Barn ~ Grand Teton National Park