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Bryce Canyon, Bristlecone Pines, and WHITE POCKET OVERNIGHT

A Masterclass in Night Sky Photography

This special 5-day workshop leads up to the 2021 Nightscaper's conference in Kanab Utah.   Join night sky and timelapse specialist Ron Risman for this 5-day, 4-night  exclusive trip that provides in-depth classroom training on scouting, shooting and post-processing for night-sky and timelapse, as well as 4 incredible night shoots that include Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks / Bristlecone Pines, Grand-Staircase Escalante, and a one-night fully outfitted camping trip to White Pocket with dinner and breakfast.  


May 5 - 9th, 2021

  • Learn to Capture day-to-night "holy grail" time lapse sequences

  • Learn to Correctly light your foregrounds to add context 

  • Learn to Stack images & time lapses for superior noise reduction

  • Learn why exposure stacking images may be better than tracking

  • Learn to use mobile & desktop apps to pre-plan your shoot location

  • Learn to post process your nightscapes & time lapses

  • Learn to post process day-to-night time lapse sequences

  • Learn how to easily remove airplanes from your night time lapses

  • Learn to create 'ramping' star trail time lapse sequences

  • Learn to create depth and context using motion control gear

  • Learn to obtain critical focus in the dark every time

  • Learn to pre-scout your shoots using the latest mobile apps

     Whats Included

  • 4-Day Photography & Time lapse Workshop

  • 4-Nights of On-Location Shooting

  • 3 Shooting & Post-Processing Classroom Sessions

  • 3-Nights Lodging at Ruby's Inn (double occupancy)

  • 1-Night Fully Outfitted Dark-Sky Overnight Adventure
    to White Pocket with Dinner & Breakfast Included

    Not Included

  • Airfare / transportation

  • Snacks / Meals (except during White Pocket Overnight)


Join dark-sky timelapse photographer Ron Risman for 5-days & nights of incredible southwest landscapes as we capture the magnificent beauty and dark skies of Bryce Canyon National Park, Cedar Breaks, Escalante, and a special, fully outfitted, overnight excursion to White Pocket.

This all new workshop for 2021 only has room for 8 photographers, so make sure you register early to ensure a spot for this trip.   This trip also includes lodging and our overnight trip to White Pocket.

During this workshop you'll learn advanced dark-sky photography & timelapse techniques, including stacking for noise reduction, star trails, exposure stacking, holy grail time lapse capture, and the use of motion control time lapse. 

This is an intimate workshop that includes classroom sessions, in-field instruction, and lots of shooting. You will come away with extensive knowledge on how to plan, compose, capture, and process night sky images and time lapses; and how to make use of new post-production techniques to get rid of airplanes, create noise-free night-sky images, star trails, and more.

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One of the first things you'll learn from me is that this is YOUR workshop.  For us, it's about your experience, so you'll have our undivided attention during class and out in the field.   We want to make sure that when the workshop is over you have the skills and confidence to continue shooting on your own.


We'll be staying at the iconic Ruby's Inn for the first 3-nights while we capture the stunning night skies of Bryce Canyon, Cedar Breaks, and Escalante.  On the 4th day, we meet up with our outfitter back in Kanab where we'll head out to White Pocket in northern Arizona to capture the sunset, night sky, and subsequent sunrise the next morning.  Camping gear for this overnight trip will be provided and dinner and breakfast for the overnight trip is also included.

This is an intimate workshop with daily classroom and in-field setup, shooting & instruction. You will come away with extensive knowledge on how to compose, capture, and process day & night sky images andtime lapses; as well as advanced techniques to eliminate noise; eliminate planes; increase exposure time without star trails; and why and when to use motion control gear for timelapse.

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This all new workshop adventure will bring you to Bryce Canyon National Park- as well as to other incredible locations in the Escalante area and White Pocket in the Vermilion Cliffs of Arizona.  These areas offer some of the darkest skies anywhere in the world, and with the high desert climate the conditions for night-sky photography couldn't be better. This is truly a photographer's paradise.



Registrations help us to plan our itineraries and bring in extra professional assistance as required, thus request for refunds are only available up until December 31st, 2020.  Cancellations after this date cannot be honored.  

We recommend that participants obtain travel / trip cancellation insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances that require the cancellation of the workshop or your participation in the workshop.   


Timelapse Workshops is a permitted workshop by the National and State Parks in areas that we lead workshops in. We are also fully insured and first-aid certified.

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