Westcliffe and Silver Cliff comprise the first dark sky community in Colorado. They are the ninth—and highest—such community in the world.
In addition to preserving the physical and emotional benefits of stunningly starry nights for those who call Westcliffe home, the designation draws stargazers and night photographers from around the world to visit this crown jewel of the International Dark Sky Community.
The valley west of Westcliffe is one of the best places to photograph the night sky due to it's elevation, which at 8,000 feet, puts you closer to the stars than any other Dark Sky community in North America.
Join us July 2020 for an incredible one night - all inclusive star filled, "Awe of the Milky Way Workshop" over the Wet Mountain Valley.
This is a one night in-depth instruction and guidance astrophotography workshop that will teach you how to find your way around in the dark to find the best composition, what exposures to use for night photography and how to focus in the dark.
We will teach you how to capture the Majestic Milky Way, how to shoot star trails, image stacking and exposure blending. Also: an introduction demonstration into deep space astrophotography using a tracker.
Also Included in this workshop will be custom astronomy cosmic tour presented by an exceptionally knowledgeable astronomy guide using high powered telescopes. He will be giving us a close up view of several deep space objects including Jupiter, Saturn, The Moon, galaxies and star clusters.
There is no place like a "Dark Sky Community" for photographing the night sky!
NOTE: If you need to purchase or rent ANY of the required equipment - please, feel free to contact me at 719.930.1301 and I can help you get set up.
Participants: Limit 14
Experience Level: Beginner - Advanced Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.
Endurance Level: Easy - All age levels are welcomed. We’ll drive to each location then walk to the best position.
Workshop Dates: July 18, 2020
Departure Date: July 19, 2020
Lodging: Our home base for this workshop is Hermit Basin Lodge and Conference Center. We have reserved a block of rooms (double occupancy) for our stay.
This is an ALL inclusive Workshop.
What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.
Also included: One night of lodging at Hermit Basin Lodge plus dinner the first night and breakfast the next morning.
This workshop DOES NOT include: Transportation to/from and during the workshop, (we will carpool as much as possible) flights or car rental.
Price: $ 399.00 Click Here To Reserve Your Spot Today!
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!