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3 Nights in Big Bend National Park

Milky Way |  Wildflowers  | Cactus Blooms |  Night Skies 

2025 Spring Workshops

  • May 23rd - 26th, 2025

  • March 28th - 31st, 2025

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There's a lot happening in West Texas in the springtime. 

The core of the Milky Way starts to rise above the horizon.

Bluebonnets are out across the fields of Big Bend in March and April.

The Zodiacal Light can be seen in dark skies after sunset in early Spring.

Join us as we venture in the desert with some of the darkest skies in the lower United States. We will also shoot at sunrise and those amazing West Texas sunsets!


Topics covered in the field:

  • Camera settings for night photography 

  • How to focus at night

  • How to photograph star trails

  • How (and why) to use an intervalometer

  • What is focus stacking and how to focus stack

  • Using PhotoPills to plan your Milky Way shot

  • 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

  • Exposure and blue hour blending

  • How to shoot star trails

Post-Processing Videos Immediately after the Workshop:

Attendees will have access to post-processing videos after the workshop.  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: Advanced Editing: Luminosity Masking 

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

  • Photoshop: import from Lightroom for advanced editing for Milky Way, including masking, dodge and burning, and luminosity masking. 

  • Photoshop: Layering for Focus Stacking for day or night landscape photography

  • Photoshop: Layering for exposure blending

  • Photoshop: Import from Lightroom for stacking (layering) for star trails

  • Creating and stitching panoramic pictures from Lightroom or Photoshop.

  • StarStax: Import from Lightroom for stacking for star trails 

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


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More Details

Reserve Your Spot!

  • $400 to reserve your spot

  • Total workshop cost is $850. Alumni receive %10 off, reflected in final payment.

  • Final payment due 90 days prior to the workshop. You will be sent an invoice for your final payment. Attendees are responsible for their travel, lodging, and food.

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

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

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