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This is a one night, fully outfitted, camping adventure including transportation in a high clearance 4WD, dinner & breakfast.  All you need to bring is your camera gear!  


What's Included:

  • Location Guiding

  • Transportation to Alstron Point

  • In-Field Instruction and assistance

  • Outfitted Camping Experience

  • Dinner and Breakfast

What to Bring:

DSLR / Mirrorless Camera, Wide (between 14mm - 24mm) lens, sturdy tripod, A couple of charged batteries, 32GB memory cards or larger, intervalometer, Camera Bag / Backpack, flashlight / headlamp with RED lamp.  

What to Wear:

Night time temperatures average in the low 50's and day time highs in the low 80's.  Please bring long pants & shirts, sweatshirt and a warm jacket. 


Alstrom Point offers spectacular panoramic views that look over and above Lake Powell.  Combined with the fact that May is the perfect time of year to capture the full arch of the Milkyway as it rises over the lake, and you now know why an overnight to Alstrom Point is a bucket list item for many photographers.


This fully outfitted overnight trip will allow us to spend our time shooting the late afternoon sunset, the rise and movement of the Milky way and the golden light of sunrise the next morning.   Our outfitter will provide the camping gear, and will prepare dinner and breakfast for us - making this the perfect one night trip under the stars.

This is also the perfect opportunity (and location) to learn to shoot a day-to-night "holy grail" time lapse, and we'll be there to help you with all of the settings and connections.

      Date / Time:

  • Leave Hotel: 4:30 pm

  • Arrive Back:  11:00 am

  • Limited to 8 Participants

Image by Zetong Li

What to Expect

This is a wonderful experience regardless of fitness or skill level.  Our 4x4 will take us right to the overlook, so there is no real hiking required.   Elevation is a modest 4900' feet above sea level, so high altitude shouldn't be much of an issue.   By the time this trip happens your body should already be acclimated to this elevation

As an instructor I am here for you - not the other way around.  I'll be there to instruct and assist you with any questions you have during and after setup whether it's finding a great composition; getting critical focus at night; choosing a proper interval and focal length; understanding hyper focal distance, or any other question that you may have

Ron Risman: Films and Photography

Ron Risman has been a photographer for over 30 years, and cinematographer and time-lapse specialist since 2008. As a photographer and timelapse specialist Ron quickly fell in love with night photography, and finding new and creative ways to capture the night sky.    Ron has been commissioned to shoot time-lapses for corporations such as Land Rover, Liberty Mutual, Restoration Hardware, and IttQ Japan; news organizations such as FOX CT News and WFTV-9 Orlando; and his work has appeared in films such as the HBO's "The Crash Reel" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in the Land Rover short "Bridges to the Stars." and in a film about Utah's Might Five National Parks.

Ron is a commercial permit holder for the national and state parks where he leads workshops, and is certified in CPR / First Aid, and meets or exceeds all insurance requirements.

films featuring footage

by ron risman & workshop participants