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MAY 10-14, 2023

Photographers of all skill levels welcome

Intimate Workshop

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

 

This workshop combines classroom and in-field instruction to help you build the knowledge and confidence to shoot and post process night sky images and timelapses.  Our small group sizes provide an intimate learning environment, and our hands-on approach ensures that you'll come away with extensive knowledge on how to compose, capture, and process day and night-sky photographs and time lapses.

New Moon = Darkest Skies

Our dark-sky workshops are always scheduled around the dates of the new moon to ensure that we have the darkest skies possible.   Most of us live in light polluted locations, so our view of the night sky is often limited.     When you first experience the night skies around the southern Utah area you just might lose a breath or two. 

Moab, Utah

Moab is located in the southeastern part of Utah and is hours away from major cities and their light pollution.   Moab is also home to Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, and almost 2 MILLION acres of breathtaking canyons, fins, and plateau's carved by the Colorado and Green rivers.    If that wasn't enough Moab also has close to 2 MILLION acres of breathtaking and accessible canyons, fins, and plateau's that are available to the public thanks to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).    And I'd be

wrong to leave out Goblin Valley State Park, which has to be the  coolest international dark-sky designated park anywhere in the world. 

About our Workshops

Our workshops are a place where you'll learn to capture and create breathtaking day and night-sky photographs and timelapse films - all while connecting with nature and 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 our photographers come back again and again in order to rekindle that connection with our night skies, and that in itself is success for me. 

​Shooting at Night
 

  • How to choose: Tracking vs Stacking

  • How to Pre-Scout to find amazing locations to shoot

  • How to quickly find composition when arriving in the dark
     

Setting Up Your Camera for Night Photography
 

  • How to choose the best camera settings for any sky

  • How to set up an intervalometer the correct way

  • How to obtain sharp focus when shooting at night

  • How to choose the best interval for timelapse capture

  • How to choose settings to eliminate timelapse flicker

Software and Post Processing

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  • How to use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro to process your images and timelapses

  • How to use LRTimelapse to smoothly ramp exposure and white balance, and to eliminate timelapse flicker

  • How to Use PHOTO PILLS and PLANIT! Pro to pre-visualize and plan your shots without leaving your house or studio

  • How to use StarStax, Sequator and Starry 
    Landscape Stacker to create noise free stacked images, star trails, and to remove satellites and airplanes from your shots. 

  • How to put it all together to create breathtaking films using Adobe Premiere Pro or your favorite video editor

Using Motion Control
 

  • How to use Motion Control for Timelapse

  • Motion Control and Composition

  • Creating depth using Parallax

Registration, Lodging and Travel

REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Registration for this 4-Day & Night workshop is $2195.  Your reservation today guarantee's your spot.  Space in very limited and early registration is highly recommended.

AIRPORT

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.

CAR RENTAL

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

CANCELLATIONS INFO & TRAVEL INSURANCE

If you should need to cancel your registration for any reason please know that this 3.6% credit-card processing fee will be subtracted from any refund given.
 

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.

HOTEL

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.

AUTHORIZED & PERMITTED

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.

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Ron Risman
Timelapse Specialist

Professional Dark-Sky Photographer