Arches and Canyonlands: Under The Stars!

Come to Moab, home of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks and photograph amazing sandstone monuments and canyons in the dreamy light of night. This photography workshop will be lead by Thomas O'Brien and Dave Porter, who will teach you how to create compelling images in the dark. You'll be photographing in amazing locations from sunset, through civil twilight and into the wee hours of the evening in some of the darkest skies around. We have timed this workshop to take full advantage of a waning crescent moon, allowing for the full visibility of the stars to shine through.

What you will learn:

- Nighttime landscape photography, camera settings and technique

- Composition with the night sky

- Post processing for the stars and milky way, plus star trails.



Moab, Utah




Oct, 26 – 29, 2016

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Itinerary and General Information

October 26, 2016:  Meet in lobby of the Archway Inn, for meet and greet at 3:00 pm. Following orientation and equipment check, you will visit a sunset location where you will spend the evening watching and photographing the various phases of twilight. Dinner will be brought with the group so not to break up the shoot time. The leaders may decide to visit additional locations as the night progresses. Plan on staying up late!

October 27, 2016:  Breakfast and post processing lessons through the day including image review of previous night's captures. Learn how to process for high ISO scenes, Milky Way, and more.

3:00 pm departure for afternoon location, sunset and twilight. Again plan on spending the night out under the stars as dinner will be taken so not to take precious time away from capturing the night light.

October 28, 2016: Breakfast and post processing continued as previous day. Learn how to stack star exposures to create star trails, merge multiple files into one compelling scene.

3:00 pm departure for afternoon location, sunset and twilight. Plan on spending the night out under the stars in various locations including, but not limited to: Delicate Arch, Double Arch, Mesa Arch, The Finns, and more.

October 29, 2016: Final breakfast and if time, image review, before final goodbyes at 11:00 am.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging (Single available, just ask)
  • All meals during the workshop
  • Photographic guiding and instruction by two pros
  • Image reviews, post-processing instruction
  • Fun, inspiration and a great time!

Whats Not Included?

Transportation to/from Moab, UT. Items of a personal nature. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included. Transportation during the workshop is by car pooling, we'll arrange it.

Payment Terms

Tuition for this workshop is $1,995 and payable upon registration. All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply. Want to go but need to make some payment arrangements? No worries, just ask us

Additional Information

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