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      Workshop Information

  • Starts: May 14th, 2021 (11 a.m.)

  • Ends: May 18th, 2021 (very early a.m.)

  • 4-Full Days & Nights

  • 4-Nights of on location shooting

  • Post Production Classroom Sessions

  • Plus new locations few know about


Our Bryce Canyon Workshop can be found here. Our email linked to this page in error.

Advanced Timelapse & Motion Control Workshop

In 2021 we are continuing to add to our masterclass sessions on the capturing the night sky for stills & timelapse.

  • Learn to plan & see your compositions 

  • Learn new noise-reduction techniques

  • Learn to save a time-lapse gone wrong

  • Learn to use PhotoPills & Planit! Pro to pre plan your shots

  • Learn to combine images for longer exposures

  • Learn to create Time-Crunched © photographs

  • Learn when, why and how to light your foregrounds

  • Learn to use MOTION CONTROL Heads & Sliders

  • Learn new planning techniques to nail your shot every time

  • Learn Post Processing with Lightroom & Photoshop

  • Learn Time-lapse post processing with LRTimelapse,
    Lightroom, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop

Timelapse & Night Sky Master Class

Intimate Workshop

Join time lapse specialist and educator, Ron Risman in Moab, Utah for 4-nights under the dark skies of Moab, Utah.  Learn night-sky photography & time lapse in one of the most inspiring locations and under some of the darkest skies. The workshop combines advanced classroom instruction with daily on-location shoots, and is open to photographers of all skill levels.


This is an intimate workshop with hands-on classroom and on location scouting, shooting & instruction. You will come away with extensive knowledge on how to compose, capture, and process night-sky photographs and time lapse films

Incredibly Dark Skies

This workshop is scheduled around the dates of the new moon to ensure that we have the darkest skies.   Our workshops are kept small and intimate in order to maximize learning in class, and to allow us to provide personal instruction in the field.  This class is ideal for beginners through intermediate skill level.

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During this workshop you'll learn

  • Proper camera settings to capture the night sky

  • Finding composition and focus in the dark

  • Determining the best interval for a given subject

  • How to avoid and/or eliminate timelapse flicker

  • The proper way to set up an intervalometer

  • When & Why to use Motion Control to improve your timelapses

  • Post processing workflow from A to Z

  • How to process your time lapses like a pro

  • How to create motion star trails from your timelapse images

  • How to manage and process hundreds of images

  • How to put it all together to create breathtaking films

  • PLUS!  All new for 2020 (See Learn New Skills in 2020 above)

Footage captured during our Moab Workshop


Our workshop begins on May 14th at 11:00 a.m. with a meet & greet, followed by our first classroom session.   After we break for dinner we'll head out for our first evening of shooting.  We'll carpool in no more than 4 vehicles to our evening's shoot location and will arrive well before sunset.  This will offer plenty of time for in-field instruction; to shoot sunset; and to scout for a great night-sky composition. Our night shoots typically end between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. depending on location, as well as the desire of the group.


Registration for this 4-Day & Night workshop is $1995.  Space in very limited and early registration is highly recommended.


Registrations help us to plan our itineraries and bring in extra professional assistance as required, thus request for refunds are only available up until January 30th, 2021.  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 permitted by the National and State Parks where we conduct business. We carry permits and proper first aid certifications and insurance coverage for each workshop.


The workshop is being held 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.


We have a few rooms being held for those that wish to stay at the Gonzo Inn, but there are also many hotels close by.   The rooms at the Gonzo Inn are spacious and the Vibe at the Gonzo Inn feels like Moab, but if you should have reward points that you would like to use there are major hotel chains in town. 

Once registered, you'll receive a welcome letter with information about reserving your room.

The Gonzo Inn                     

100 West 200 South

Moab, UT 84532

(435) 259-2515


Moab, Utah is located just 90 minutes from Grand Junction, CO or 4 hours from Salt Lake City.  You will find many more flight options and discounted rates when flying into Salt Lake.


ACE Rent a car and Rugged Rentals offers very good deals on cars and 4WD vehicles, and we can highly recommend them for their very competitive prices and top notch customer service.  They are located at 2740 California Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104

A Remarkable Night Sky Experience

Moab is not only home to Arches & Canyonlands National Park, it is also home to the stunning Dead Horse Point State Park and almost 2 million acres of breathtaking canyons, fins, and plateau's carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers.   Also nearby is Goblin Valley State Park, with landscapes that are truly out of this world.


Moab features breathtaking red-rock landscapes against the snow peaked La Sal Mountain range.   It is also home to some of the darkest skies in the world, and with the high desert climate (dry weather) the conditions for night-sky capture couldn't be better.   

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From Ron Risman

Our workshops are a place where you'll learn to capture and create breathtaking night sky photographs and time lapse films, while connecting to nature and to other photographers who share the same passion for astrophotography and time lapse. 

As a photographer and educator it is a honor to be able to put together a remarkable night-sky experience for photographers from all over the world, and to see them take what they've learned and continue capturing the night sky long after the workshop has ended.. Many of these photographers come back again and again in order to rekindle that connection with our night skies, and that in itself is success for me. 

Ron Risman
Timelapse Specialist

Professional Dark-Sky Photographer



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