Milky Way Complete Workflow 2023
Two workshop dates to choose from
(one person per workshop)
Workshop I: August 8, 2023
Workshop II: August 14, 2023

Tuition and Registration

Reduced tuition - only $295
$25 deposit to reserve your spot
($270 balance due 4 weeks prior to the workshop)
Safe and secure payment through PayPal
Click the "Pay Now" button below to reserve your spot.

Mon, August 8, 2022
8:30p - 12:30a

Alternate dates: August 9 and 11

Mon, August 14, 2022
8:00p - 12:00a

Alternate dates: August 15, 16 and 17

Included with your tuition

  • Transportation to and from the workshop venue (from the meet and greet location).
  • Complete setup and shooting guidance from sunset to the end of the workshop.
  • 2-hour post workshop Zoom session where I will lead you though my entire processing workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop (time/date arranged based on your schedule).
  • Personalized instruction and assistance throughout.
  • How to set up your camera and tripod.
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a proper exposure.
  • Learn why shutter speed is limited and based on focal length
  • Learn how to properly judge exposure based on the histogram.
  • Learn how to properly set and evaluate focus for tack sharp images.
  • Learn how to take images for stacking to greatly reduce noise.
  • Guidance and instruction on composition.
  • How I planned this workshop using PhotoPills.

Itinerary (subject to change)

6:00 Meet and Greet (location TBD)
6:00-8:00 Travel to workshop venue
8:00-12:00 Workshop

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing via email.
  • More than 30 days prior to the workshop:
    Refund less $25 deposit
  • 14 to 30 days or less prior to the workshop:
    75% refund
  • 7 to 13 prior to the workshop:
    40% refund
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    No refund
  • If sky conditions are predicted to be cloudy the days leading up to the workshop, the workshop will be rescheduled on one of the alternate dates shown above. If none of the dates work out because of sky conditions, a 95% refund will be issued or 100% credit towards a future workshop.
  • Once the workshop starts, refunds cannot be issued. I make every attempt to make sure weather conditions are ideal for Milky Way photography (weather forecasts from several sources, astronomical sky forecasts, live web cams, etc). Conditions can change without warning and in an instant - especially near mountains. If weather conditions change once we are at the shooting venue, you will be given credit towards a future workshop of comparable value.
About the Workshop
This workshop is limited to only one person. Talk about personalized attention!
This is a very special workshop from a very unique location. But there's way more to this workshop than just learning how to photograph the Milky Way. In this workshop I will not only take you to an amazing location, but I will guide you through my entire workflow from in-the-field challenges to post processing in Lightroom and Photoshop.
Click here to see what to expect from this workshop.
NOTE: Certain gear and physical requirements apply. See 'Gear and Physical Requirements' below.
NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a Liability release form.
Why choose this workshop?
  • Unique: Very few workshops offer a complete workflow.
  • Experience: I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • Limited to just one person so you WILL receive personalized attention.

Gear and Physical Requirements

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Lens(es) in the 15mm to 35mm range with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Sturdy tripod (travel or small/lightweight tripods will not work well)
  • Sturdy tripod head (ball or pan/tilt)
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release
  • Camp chair (as light as possible since yuou will need to carry it to the shooting location)
  • Camera backpack
  • Bug repellant (just in case)
  • Trekking poles for stability on the loose river rocks
  • Lens cloth
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
  • You must be in good physical condition and stable on your feet. The hike is short but requires walking over and through loose river rock and sand.
  • You must be an intermediate to advanced Lightroom user.
  • While Photoshop is not required, it offers many advanced editing capabilities that Lightroom does not offer.

Preparing for the Workshop

  • Know your camera menus. If your camera has a built-in intervalometer, know how to set it up.
  • Know how to access the histogram for an image.
  • Know how to use Manual mode on your camera and set aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
  • Make sure all your gear is working properly.
  • Fully charge your camwera batteries.
  • Make sure your headlamp/flashlight has new batteries installed (or bring spares).
Sample Image
Click here for an image taken in late 2022 from the workshop location

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with a focus on landscape and astro photography. I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012 and landscape workshops since 2007. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and have been teaching Photoshop and Lightroom since 2007.

Photographing the Milky Way

My book (Photographing the Milky Way) is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format. Click here for more information.
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