Milky Way over Mt Adams
When and Where
When: Sunday, May 14, 2023, 9:45 pm - 1:30 am
Where: Mt Adams

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $295
$20 deposit to reserve your spot
(applied towards registration fee - PayPal invoice sent for the remaining balance 2 weeks prior to the workshop)
Safe and secure payment through PayPal
Click the "Pay Now" button below to secure your spot.
Once your registration and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the workshop.

Included with your tuition

  • Personalized instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera and tripod properly
  • How to choose the best lenses
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a proper exposure
  • Learn how to properly judge exposure based on the histogram
  • Learn how to properly judge focus with image playback and magnification
  • Guidance and instruction on composition
  • How to accurately set focus for tack sharp images

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • More than 30 days prior to the workshop:
    Refund less the $20 deposit.
  • 14-30 days prior to the workshop:
    75% refund.
  • 7-14 days prior to the workshop:
    40% refund.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    no refund.
  • If the workshop is cancelled due to weather/sky or road conditions, you will receive a full refund.
  • Once the workshop starts, refunds cannot be issued. I make every attempt to insure sky conditions are ideal for these workshops. I monitor weather forecasts from several sources, astronomical sky forecasts, etc. Conditions can change without warning and in an instant - especially in the mountains. If conditions change once we are at the shooting venue, I offer participants credit towards future workshops.
About the Workshop
Getting the Milky Way over Mt Adams is a big challenge. Locations north of the mountain are few and far between. Takhlakh Lake is the perfect location having the lake in the foreground and the mountain with the Milky Way in the background. Throw in the fact that May is the only month that the position of the Milky Way is over Mt Adams makes this even more challenging. So the odds are firmly against this happening, but if successful, the rewards will be amazing.
Please note: There will be approximately 20 miles of travel on gravel roads.
Why choose DTL workshops over others?
  • Value: To my knowledge, no one else is offering workshops from this location.
  • Experience: I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • These workshops are limited to only participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements are rated as EASY.

Itinerary (subject to change)

9:45 pm: Meet and Greet (Trout Lake, WA)
9:45 - 1:30 am: Workshop

What to Bring

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Wide angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will also work)
  • Camp chair
  • Wind protective clothing
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Snacks and water

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.

COVID-19 Statement

All of my workshops are outdoors and are limited in size (depending on the location). I am fully vaccinated (including bivalent booster). Social distancing is encouraged. If you registered for a workshop and become symptomatic the week of the workshop, contact me so we can work out an alternate plan.
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