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      Date / Time:

  • June 1 - June 5, 2019

  • 5-Days, 5-Nights

  • Instructor / Student Ratio: 1:6

  • Transportation to/from Hotel Included



In 2019 we are adding new MasterClass sessions on

the following night sky & timelapse photography topics:

  • Learn to light your composition using low intensity lighting

  • Learn to combine images for superior noise reduction

  • Learn compositing & masking for night-sky photography

  • Learn to combine images for longer exposures

  • Learn new planning techniques to nail your shot every time

  • How to professionally post-process your images

  • How to capture & process day to night timelapse sequences

  • How to put together breathtaking films using Premiere Pro

  • Learn to add camera motion to your timelapse

  • Learn to create star trail timelapses

  • Learn to capture day-to-night while using motion control

  • Learn to create parallax and depth using a motorized slider

  • Learn to find critical focus in the dark

  • Learn to softly illuminate your landscapes at night


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 a discounted group rate at the Gonzo Inn, but you are also free to stay at one of the many hotels or campgrounds in the area. 


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 creating great work.


Join Timelapse Specialist Ron Risman in Arches, Canyonlands and Beyond for this 5-day advanced control timelapse photography workshop.  You'll learn to capture and create breathtaking motion-control timelapses of the brillian Utah night sky while working on the latest gear from Kessler Crane, Dynamic Perception, Rhino Camera Gear, eMotimo, and Timelapse+.


This is an intimate workshop with daily classroom sessions and in-field instruction and shooting. You will come away with extensive knowledge on how to plan, compose, capture, and process motion-control time lapses; and how to combine motion control camera movement with focus ramping, zoom ramping, and while capturing day-to-night "holy grail" time lapses.














Each afternoon and evening we'll head out to another breathtaking location to capture the beauty of Moab with cloud movement, the setting sun, day turning into night, and to capture the beauty of the Milky Way as it rises over the snow capped La Sal Mountains


This workshop is scheduled around the dates of the new moon to ensure that we have the darkest skies.   We focus on small group sizes in order to maximize learning in class, and to allow for personalized instruction in the field.  This workshops offer limited space in order to keep a student / instructor ratio as low as possible.


Our motion-control workshop is open to photographers and cinematographers of all skill levels.   For those without any time lapse experience it might be worth taking our first class before attending this one, but it's not required.   


Bring your own motion control heads and/or dollies and and we'll help you learn how to use them properly.   We'll also have gear on hand from Kessler Crane, Dynamic Perception, eMotimo, Rhino Gear, and more.





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 31st as our workshop will start in the morning on June 1st.


Timelapse Workshops is permitted by the National and State Parks. We carry permits, proper first-aid  certifications and insurance for our workshops.  

A Remarkable Night Sky Experience

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 timelapses with and without camera movement; and how to use advanced motion control rigs to add tracking, parallex and depth to your timelapse sequences.  




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, 2018.  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.   Please refer to our terms & conditions.

Moab, Utah is home to two National Parks, a State Park, and some of the most breathtaking red rock landscapes you have ever seen. The Moab area offers some of the darkest skies in the world and with the high desert climate the conditions for night-sky capture couldn't be better.


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.   Each year we spend an incredible amount of time searching high and low for new shoot locations that help to guarantee unique images for our participants. 


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 locations in and around Moab. 

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