MAY 20-24, 2022

Workshop Dates

  • 4 Full Days & Nights

  • Starts: May 20th (10:00 a.m.)

  • Ends: May 24th (early A.M.)

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Dark Skies: Beginner to Advanced

The goal of our workshops is to ensure you walk away with the confidence and ability to capture and edit photographs and timelapses of the night-sky using your own camera.


Over the past 10 years we have continued to add-to and tweak our classroom session to create an unparalleled learning environment,  designed to teach you  how to use your own camera and computer to create beautiful landscape astrophotography images and timelapse films using the latest software available.

Photographers of all skill levels welcome

Intimate Workshop

Join time lapse specialist and educator, Ron Risman,  for 4-nights under the dark skies of Moab, Utah.  Thanks to the high desert climate, Moab is one of the best locations to learn night-sky photography & time lapse due to its reliable dry and stable weather. 


This workshop combines 4-days of classroom instruction with nightly on-location shoots to ensure you walk away with your own portfolio of fantastic images and timelapses.


Our small group sizes provide an intimate learning environment with hands-on classroom sessions 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

New Moon = Darkest 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.

Workshop Summary

Footage captured during our Moab Workshop

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 capped peaks of the 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.   

  • Learn the properly set up your camera for night-sky shooting

  • Learn to find a great composition in the dark

  • Learn to get stars in sharp focus

  • Learn the best intervals to use for timelapses

  • Learn to eliminate timelapse flicker

  • Learn to properly set up an intervalometer

  • Learn to use Planit! Pro & Photo Pills to pre-plan your shots

  • Learn my complete post processing workflow (A-Z)

  • Learn to process your timelapses for professional results

  • Learn to create star trails from your timelapse images

  • Learn to manage all of your image sequences

  • Learn to put it all together to create breathtaking films

This film was created using footage captured during the workshop by our workshop participants.  

Workshop Details


Our workshop begins on May 20th at 10:00 a.m. with a meet & greet, followed by our first classroom session.  We'll break for lunch and an early dinner before heading out for our nightly shoot. 


We'll carpool in no more than 4 vehicles to our evening's shoot location and will arrive well before sunset so that we'll have plenty of time for in-field instruction, scouting, and to capture sunset - before setting up to the night skies ahead. Our night shoots this time of year typically end around 1 a.m. depending on location.


Registration for this 4-Day & Night workshop is $1995.  Your reservation today guarantee's your spot.  Space in very limited and early registration is highly recommended.


The hotel for the workshop is located in downtown Moab and we have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate to ensure that everyone that needs a room has a room.    Moab hotels are often difficult to come by at this time of year. 

Once registered, you'll receive a welcome letter with information about the hotel and how to reserving your room.


Timelapse Workshops is a permitted workshop by the National and State Parks where we conduct business. We carry permits and proper first aid certifications and insurance coverage for each workshop.

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 with nature and with 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. 


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.


Rugged Rentals in Salt Lake City 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


Credit-card processors charge us a 3.6% non-refundable processing fee on every sale which we absorb, but on canceled orders they do not refund this fee to us.  If you should need to cancel your registration for any reason please know that this 3.6% fee will be subtracted from any refund given. If you would prefer to pay by check to avoid this bank processing, please select "Offline Payment" during checkout and you'll see the address for which you can mail a check. 

We highly 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.   Some credit cards offer trip cancellation and rental car insurance if you use their card to book the trip or the car.


Ron Risman
Timelapse Specialist

Professional Dark-Sky Photographer