Advance Your Night Sky Post-Processing

May 13 – 15, 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in processing your night landscapes? Join us in Grand Junction, Colorado, for a course in post-processing night-time scenes with starry skies! The course will include lessons in Lightroom and Photoshop. This comprehensive course includes lessons in preparing files for making beautiful prints on metal or acrylic.

This three-day course will be taught in a private and comfortable conference room. In addition to comprehensive classroom instruction, we’ve planned for a night shoot in the nearby Colorado National Monument. This will allow everyone to create the files necessary to complete the essential steps in the lessons. This course also includes a 20×24″ custom acrylic print made by our favorite lab, New Mexico Fine Art. Lunch is included in the hotel dining room.

While lodging is not included in this workshop, we have held a block of ten rooms at the DoubleTree Hotel. Just let us know if you would like us to reserve one when you register. To get the most from this course, you should be at an intermediate (or greater) level in Lightroom, comfortable managing your files, and using the tools and controls in the Develop module. Prior experience with Photoshop is not required. If this describes you, this is an excellent opportunity to learn the intricacies of night sky processing and fine art printmaking!

*Anyone who would like to spend more time perfecting their low-light night photography can register for the workshop preceeding this one Wild Utah!

 Muench Workshops is an Authorized Permittee of all State and Federal lands. 

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Location

Grand Junction, Colorado

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Tuition

$3,295

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Dates

May 13 – 15, 2024

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Availability

Open for Registration
Limited to 12 Guests

Itinerary

May 13, 2024:

  • 8:30 Doors open in our private meeting room.
  • 9:00 AM Wayne will introduce everything you will learn. This will be a time to learn how important each step is to complete the best-looking night-landscape image possible.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch – included
  • 1:30 PM Wayne will help you set up your camera for the night shoot, where you will create the images you need to complete the post-processing steps in his workflow. If you already have those images, this is a time to practice what you have previously learned.
  • 5:00 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM Meet in the lobby for an evening shoot at Colorado National Monument.

May 14, 2024:

  • 8:30 AM Doors open.
  • 9:00 AM You’ll learn how to build your image files and open them in Photoshop.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch – included
  • 1:30 PM Wayne will cover additional steps in Lightroom and Photoshop to create your master print file.
  • 5:00 PM Class is over for the day.

May 15, 2024:

  • 8:30 AM Doors open.
  • 9:00 AM Wayne and David will help you with all the steps you’ve learned in building your master print file.
  • 12:00 PM Lunch – included
  • 1:30 PM Wayne will teach you the final steps in preparing your image file for print. This includes methods for reducing noise and sharpening your sized file.
  • 5:00 PM Class concludes, and the workshop is over.

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Recommended Lodging

We do not provide lodging for this workshop. We recommend booking a room at the Double Tree hotel where the class is held

Fitness

Easy: Night shoot at Colorado National Monument requires a short walk on uneven ground in the dark. Otherwise, this workshop is classroom-based.

Flights

Arrive Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT), Grand Junction, Colorado anytime on May 12, 2024. Flights out can be made after 6:00 PM on May 15, 2024. Air travel delays are common. Please arrive early, possibly even the day prior, so you don’t miss any of the workshop.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • All permits and park fees.
  • Many hours of basic and advanced Lightroom instruction.
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from 3 pros.

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.

Payment Terms

  • Your deposit of $1,295 will hold your space in this workshop.
  • The balance is due not later than February 1, 2024.
  • All of our standard Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.

Testimonials

“Wayne is a superb photographer and a superb teacher. One does not necessarily lead to the other, but he has both in spades. He was generous with his praise and his critical feedback, both much appreciated. ”

— David Clark, New Mexico Land of Enchantment '17

“Highly recommend Wayne Suggs for this or any workshop. As you can see here, he's an amazing photographer and I can tell you from my own experience, a fantastic teacher. Of course, being a Muench Workshop means all the details will be top notch. ”

— Howard Brainen, New Mexico Land of Enchantment '18

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop

Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.

Cyber Monday Sale!

$750 Off Any Workshop

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Sign up for any workshop before midnight, November 28, 2023, and we’ll apply your $750 discount to your final balance payment.