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The Geminids Meteor Shower 
at Big Bend National Park

December 12th - 14th, 2023

Spend 2 nights in the darkest skies watching
best meteor shower of the year! 
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Topics covered in the field:

  • Camera settings for night photography & meteor captures 

  • How to focus at night

  • How (and why) to use an intervalometer

  • Planning with PhotoPills

  • Using Augmented Reality to plan your night photographs

  • How to shoot panoramic pictures in landscape photography

  • How to light paint foreground objects for landscape photography shots

Post-Processing Videos Immediately after the Workshop:

Attendees will have access to post-processing videos.   Videos include:

  • Using Lightroom and Photoshop for post-processing night photography pictures

  • Lightroom: Upload and organization

  • Lightroom: Basic editing for Milky Way images - global and local edits

  • Lightroom: Editing batches of pictures for import into stacking software or Photoshop

  • Photoshop: Import from Lightroom for stacking to reduce noise

  • Photoshop: Creating a composite image of  all meteors of the night into one image

  • Creating and stitching panoramic pictures from Lightroom or Photoshop.

  • Stacking for Noise Reduction in Starry Landscape Stacker (Mac) or Sequitor (PC)


The 'winter' Milky Way will be in the sky during December.   This doesn't include the middle of our galaxy (that colorful core dense area) which is in the night sky March through October.




Reserve Your Spot!

  • $200 to reserve your spot

  • $200 due 30 days prior to the workshop. You will receive an invoice 60 days prior to the workshop for your final payment. Alumni receive 15% off the total workshop. This discount will be reflected at the final payment invoice.

  • By placing a deposit to reserve your spot, you agree to the Big Bend Cancellation Policy.

  • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours after deposit payment.

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