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      Date / Time:

  • May 26-30, 2019

  • 4-Days, 5-Nights

  • Instructor / Student Ratio: 1:6

  • Transportation to/from Hotel Included


2019 Timelapse Masterclass

In 2019 we are adding new masterclass sessions on

the following night sky & timelapse photography topics:

  • Become a landscape lighting expert for night photography

  • Learn new techniques for eliminating noise

  • Learn to save a timelapse gone wrong

  • Learn to combine images for longer exposures

  • Learn to create Time-Crunched © photographs

  • 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

Timelapse & Night Sky Master Class

Intimate Workshop

Join award-winning cinematographer and time lapse specialist Ron Risman in Moab, Utah for 5-nights and 4-days under the  dark skies of Moab, Utah.  Learn to capture and create breathtaking Milky Way timelapses and photographs under the most vivid night sky you likely have ever seen.  The workshop combines classroom instruction with daily on-location shoots - and is open to photographers of all skill level.


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.


  • 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

  • How to power your camera for hours and hours

  • The proper way to set up an intervalometer

  • 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 2019 (See Learn New Skills in 2019 above)

Footage captured during our Moab Workshop

Stacked for more detail & lower noise
Traditional Processing in Lightroom


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.

Our workshop begins with a meet & greet on May 26th, followed by an introductory night shoot.   The next morning our first classroom session will start at 11:30 am and will continue to about 4 pm with a break for lunch around 1:00 pm. After our classroom session we'll break once more to give you time to pick up sandwiches & snacks to take on our night shoot.  We'll carpool in no more than 4 vehicles to that evening's shoot location and will arrive well before sunset.  This will provide time for scouting a great composition, and for in-field instruction to make sure you ready to go when it's time to start shooting.  Our night shoots typically end at 1 am with arrival back to the hotel around 2:00-2:30 am.


Registration for this 5-Night workshop is $1495.  

Space in very limited and early registration is highly recommended.


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.

There is a room block set up for workshop participants for the nights of May 26 - 30th at the Gonzo Inn in downtown Moab.  Once registered you'll receive a welcome email with information to book the hotel.

The Gonzo Inn                     

100 West 200 South

Moab, UT 84532

(435) 259-2515



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 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

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



About the Location

Above Moab.jpg

From Ron Risman


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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