Yellowstone National Park is known for big skies, clean air and sunny days that all add up to nighttime skies that are filled with brilliant stars.
Against this vast expanse of the starlit sky, the Milky Way provides a spectacular background to Yellowstone’s geysers, hot springs and steaming pools.
Join us in July 2022 on this 4-night workshop and discover the magic of being surrounded by a world of stars.
At well over 2 million acres of incredible beauty and its spectacular clear skies - Yellowstone is a premiere location to photograph the night sky.
Each area of the park will provide you with remarkably unique night-scape shooting and lighting challenges to better hone your skills.
Within Yellowstone are half the geysers on planet earth. There are over 500 of them, and they erupt, spew, gurgle, gush, and yes even - explode - making them 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.
Some of the locations we will shoot:
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.
Techniques we will be focusing on:
We will also take a look at:
Participants: Limit 6
Experience Level: Who will benefit from this workshop?
Endurance Level: Moderate - Light hiking is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.
Summer Workshop Dates 2021:
Join us in July 2021 on this 4-night workshop and discover the magic of being surrounded by a world of stars.
July 4, 2021 to July 8, 2021. *Departure on July 9th . *SOLD OUT
Fall Workshop Dates 2021:
September is a beautiful time to be in Yellowstone National Park. The summer crowds begin to disappear giving you have a real chance for solitude and phenomenal wildlife photography opportunities.
September 1, 2021 to September 4, 2021. *Departure on September 5th. *SOLD OUT
2022 Summer Workshop Dates:
Join us in July 2022 on this 4-night workshop and discover the magic of being surrounded by a world of stars in Yellowstone National Park.
July 24, 2022 to July 27, 2022
Hotel Arrival Date: July 23, 2022 or Morning of July 24, 2022
**Welcome Reception Lunch is at 12 noon on July 24th.
Departure Date: July 28, 2022
Our home base for this workshop is Best Western Desert Inn located in West Yellowstone, Montana where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate.
To reserve your room, call (406) 646-7376 and tell them you are with the Mike's Camera / Craig Wennersten Workshop in July of 2022.
Because of the popularity of Yellowstone and a limited amount of lodging it is recommended you make hotel reservations as soon as possible.
The cost of this workshop DOES include:
Geysers, boiling mud pots, hot springs - Wow!
The cost of this workshop DOES NOT include:
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