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Timelapse Moab 4-Night DSLR Dark-Sky Timelapse and Advanced Motion Control Timelapse Workshop

Timelapse Moab is scheduled around the dates of the new moon to

ensure that we have the darkest skies for capturing the Milky Way.


  • Learn the art of motion-control timelapse photography

  • Learn advanced timelapse techniques

  • Learn to capture day to night / night to day timelapses

  • Learn to capture day to night "holy grail" timelapses

  • Learn to process your timelapses using Adobe 
    Lightroom, After Effects, Photoshop, LRTimelapse, Starstax & More

  • Learn to inexpensively illuminate your foregrounds

  • Learn how to affordably power your camera and other gera all night

  • Held around the dates of a new moon for the darkest skies

  • Open to all photographers & cinematographer with some timelapse 

MAY 26 - MAY 31, 2017



If you would like to be added to the wait list please email me at
to let me know. 

If you would like to learn timelapse
while capturing the magnificent beauty
and dark skies of Moab then don't delay on
registering for one of our 2017 workshops!

Join Timelapse Specialist Ron Risman in Arches & Canyonlands National Park for this 4-day motion control timelapse workshop.  You'll learn to capture and create breathtaking motion-control timelapses of the southern Utah sky and landscape while working on the latest gear from Dynamic Perception, Rhino, Elysia Visuals, and Timelapse+.


This is an intensive and advanced workshop with daily classroom and in-field setup, shooting & instruction. You will come away with extensive knowledge on how to compose, capture, and process motion-control timelapses; and how to combine motion control with other advanced shooting techniques such as day to night "bulb ramping" and high-dynamic range capture (HDR) shooting.

You'll Learn

  • How to plan your shoot before leaving your house

  • How to focus your camera in the dark

  • How to set your camera to capture the night sky

  • How to select the best interval for any given subject

  • How to avoid flicker when capturing timelapses

  • How to use motion-control sliders and heads

  • How to compose for multi-axis motion control

  • How to effectively use single and multi-axis sliders

  • How to combine ramping with motion control

  • How to process your day & night-sky timelapses

  • How to stack images to create motion star trails

  • How to manage and process hundreds of images

  • How to create professional timelapse sequences

  • How to simulate multi-axis movement with just 1 axis

  • How to put it all together to create breathtaking films



Moab Utah is located just 90 minutes from Grand Junction, CO or 4 hours from Salt Lake City, UT. All major airlines fly into Salt Lake City and car rentals are less expensive and plentiful in Salt Lake compared to Grand Junction.  Moab is also home to Canyonlands Airport for those who wish to fly to and from Denver.


Plan on arriving into Moab on May 26th as our workshop will start in the morning on the 27th.



Our workshops are approved by the National and State Parks where we conduct business. We carry permits and proper safety certifications and insurance for each workshop.  



Our registrations help us to plan our itineraries and bring in extra professional assistance as required, thus refunds are only available up until January 15, 2017.  If a cancellation needs to be made after this date we can only offer a refund if / once the workshop sells out.  

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.   Please refer to our terms & conditions.



Registration for our 4-Night workshop is $1795.  A 50% desposit ($897.50) will reserve your spot in the workshop.  The remaining balance will be due no later than February 1st, 2017.   Space in each of our workshops is limited to just 12 spots in order to offer more personalized instruction. Early registration is highly recommended as this is our most popular workshop.

A Workshop Like No Other

We only have room for 12 photographers for this workshop.  In order to keep this an intimate learning experience. Our 6:1 teacher/photographer ratio ensures that each photographer receives personal attention throughout the workshop.


Unlike many workshop "tours" that have you tag along with a photographer while he/she captures images and answers your questions in between shots - our workshops are all about your experience.  In class and in-the-field you'll have our undivided attention.

Canyonlands National Park offers some of the darkest skies in the country and was named a gold-tier night sky park by the International Dark-Sky Association, an honor reserved for the darkest of dark skies and the most stunning of starscapes.


If you love the colors and open skies of the American Southwest you'll absolutely fall in love with Moab, Utah.   Moab is not only home to Arches & Canyonlands National Park, it is also home to Dead Horse Point State Park and almost 2 million acres of breathtaking canyons, fins, and plateau's carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers. 


From red rock arches, fins, canyons, and mesa's - to the snow capped La Sal Mountain Range - Moab has amazing vista's everywhere you look.  This is truly a photographer's paradise and we'll be taking you to the some of the best and lesser known locations in and around Moab.



5/26:  Arrival into Moab
5/27:  Classroom & On-Locaiton Shoot & Instruction

5/28:  Classroom & On-Locaiton Shoot & Instruction

5/29:  Classroom & On-Locaiton Shoot & Instruction

5/30:  Classroom & On-Locaiton Shoot & Instruction

5/31:  Departure


We'll be staying at the Gonzo Inn in the heart of downtown Moab.   The Gonzo Inn is one of best places to stay in all of Moab and is convenient to shops, restaurants, and dining. Participants will receive our group discount at the Gonzo Inn, but you may stay or camp anywhere you prefer.


The first day of the workshop (May 27) will start with a meet & greet at 10:30 am, followed by our first of four classroom sessions and on-location sunset and night shoots.    Each subsequent day will start off with classroom sessions from 11:00 am - 3:00pm before we break for an early dinner.  Classroom sessions will cover how and when to use motion control dollies & heads, the importance that parallex plays in a successful motion-control timelapse; and capturing day-to-night "holy grail" timelapse sequences.


At around 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. each afternoon we'll head out to that evenings shoot location - giving us plenty of time to scout and shoot timelapses and day-to-night lapes as sunset approaches.  Daily locations are chosen based on weather & sky conditions.  Location options include Double Arch, North & South Windows, Balanced Rock, Mesa Arch, Broken Arch, Delicate Arch, Canyon Overlook, Fisher Towers, and other lesser known locations in and around the Moab area.


You'll learn how to combine advanced shooting techniques such as day-to-night 'exposure-ramping' and HDR capture along with motion control in order to create smooth, professional 2, 3, and even 4-axis timelapses that will help to set your work apart.  You'll also learn the tools to help you scout for the best locations before arriving to your destination, along with post-production techniques, video editing, music selection; and more.


The workshop will end after our night shoot (around midnight) on May 30th with check-out the following morning, the 31st.


MAY 26 - MAY 31, 2017



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