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

Grand Teton National Park 4-Night Astrophotography Alumni Workshop

We Are Heading Back To The Majestic Grand Teton National Park!

Grand Teton National Park Astrophotography Alumni Workshop - August 15 - 18, 2020

This 4-day Alumni Only workshop is specifically designed to continue your education and expand upon your knowledge already covered in our previous astrophotography workshops.

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 August 2020 for a four 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 the Tetons for photographing the night sky!


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:

  • Jackson Lake
  • String Lake
  • Oxbow Bend
  • Jenny Lake
  • Along The Snake River
  • Pacific Creek
  • Schwabacher's Landing
  • Willow Flats

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 conclude at sunrise to be able to maximize our time in the park.

We will also spend an afternoon on post-processing techniques that can help you create striking images using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Join us in August 2020 for this four night astrophotography workshop during new moon when skies are at their darkest!  

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.

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. Make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC loaded. If you don’t already own Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC - you can download a free 7 day trial here.  
  • 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.

More Details: 

Participants: This 4-Night Alumni Only workshop is specifically designed to continue your education and expand upon your knowledge already covered in our previous astrophotography workshops.

Experience Level:  Beginner - Advanced  Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level:  Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking in is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position. 

Workshop Dates: August 15, 2020 to August 18, 2020

Departure Date: August 19, 2020

Lodging:  Our home base for this workshop is Antler Inn located in Jackson, Wyoming where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve your room, call 307-733-2535 and tell them you are with the Image 10 Photographic Workshop in August of 2020. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

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.

This workshop DOES NOT included: Transportation to/from and during the workshop, (we will carpool as much as possible) flights or car rental, lodging or meals.

Spots Available: Limit 8  - One Space Available

Price:  $995.00 - Alumni Special Price  

Hope To See You All There!  ~ Keep Looking Up!  

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!