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

Don't Be Left Alone In The Dark! ~ See You In 2020 ~ Learn Astrophotography In One Night!

One Of Our Most Popular Milky Way Workshops!

A photography workshop will inspire and rekindle your passion for photography. It will stimulate you to pick up your camera and, along with other like minded people, enter into the very heart of photographic creativity in an intense and hugely enriching way.

The first time you see the Milky Way on the back of your camera on a clear night, it's truly an exhilarating experience!

Learn the art of capturing the Milky Way during new moon when the skies are at their darkest.

This workshop will give you the building blocks for photographing the night sky, location planning, best equipment to use - PLUS instruction on how to process your images using Lightroom Classic CC to create stunning art.

We will focus on wide-field astrophotography, which can best be described as landscape photography in the dark, with an emphasis on capturing brilliant Milky Way images using wide-angle lenses.

Workshop includes pre-shooting classroom instruction followed by a 4 hour shooting session at a dark sky location.

PLUS: A 2 hour digital processing class to ensure your images are processed to perfection!  

Beginner to Advanced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

2019 Milky Way Season Completed!  See you in 2020 & Keep Looking Up! 




August 2 & 4 -  SOLD OUT - COMPLETED


August 30 & Sept 1 - SOLD OUT

August 3& Sept 1 - SOLD OUT

Despite All Our Weather Challenges This Summer...

It Was Still An Amazing Milky Way Season! 😀 

 What You’ll Learn:
  •  The best times to photograph the Milky Way
  •  How to find the best dark sky location
  •  Best equipment to use
  •  How to focus in the dark
  •  How to set exposure and ISO
  •  Rule of 400 / 500 / 600
  •  Identifying other lights in the night sky

    Required Equipment and Accessories : 

    • DSLR or mirrorless camera with ISO range to at least 6400 and shutter speeds to at least 30 secs
    • Wide angle lens with a aperture of f/4 or larger and a full frame equivalent of 14 - 35 mm
    • A sturdy tripod
    • Intervalometer, wireless remote or shutter release cord
    • Extra batteries
    • Headlamp with a RED filter 
    • Small flashlight

    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.  

    Recommended Items: 

    • Warm clothes (as the night gets later it does get cooler) 
    • Gloves and hat
    • Snacks and beverages
    • Camping chair or any portable seat. We do a lot of standing.

    Below is a basic itinerary for these workshops:  

    Day 1 of Workshop: Night of Shooting 

    • We will meet in the early evening for 3 hours of classroom instruction about gear, techniques and equipment review.
    • Depart for shooting location  (carpooling or transportation on own)
    • On-location instruction (approximately 4 hours) at dark sky location.
    • Return home

    Day 2 of Workshop: Digital Processing Class 

    • We will meet back at 1 pm for a 2 hour informal processing instruction using Lightroom Classic CC. 

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

    What You’ll Need For Processing Class:

    • 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.
    • Please have your Milky Way images from the night before pre-loaded in Lightroom before arriving to class. Pick 3 you want to process in class.
    • Notebook paper and pen for keeping notes.
    • You will be given a 4 page "cheat sheet" on the things we covered for you to take home.

    NOTE: You should already be well acquainted with your computer and settings and know your way around your operating system. 

    Class Size: Limited to 8 participants.

    Want to go deeper in post-processing your images? Check out our great Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC courses we offer. 

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

    NOTE: 5-7 days before the workshop begins an email will go out giving you more specifics on the itinerary and shooting location. 


    I Also Offer Private Astrophotography Workshops: 

    For many, the most efficient way to learn about photography is through one-on-one sessions. It’s a great way to learn just what you need, at your own pace and on your own schedule. 

    One-on-One Private Workshop:  It’s a great way to learn just what you need, at your own pace and on your own schedule.  

    Semi-Private Workshop: We can also craft a custom workshop to meet your needs for you and 1 to 3 of your closest friends.  

    Cost: $450.00 for the first photographer, $225.00 for each additional photographer. Maximum 4 photographers. 

    For more information and to register click here.

    Feel free to contact me if you want to set up a private session or just have questions.