Central Oregon Nightscapes
When and Where
When: Sunday, June 30, 2024
Where: Based out of Sisters, Oregon

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this workshop is only $275
$25 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 register

Included with your tuition

  • Personalized instruction and assistance
  • How to set up your camera and tripod
  • How to choose the best lenses for astro photography
  • How to accurately set focus for tack sharp images
  • How to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO to get a proper exposure
  • Learn why shutter speed is limited and based on focal length
  • How to properly judge exposure based on the histogram
  • How to properly judge focus
  • What compositions work best
  • What camera settings wotk best for astro photography
  • Learn how to deal with noise

Refund policy

  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • 30 days or more prior to the workshop:
    Refund less your $25 deposit.
  • 7 to 30 days prior to the workshop:
    75% refund.
  • Less than 7 days prior to the workshop:
    50% refund.
  • If the workshop is cancelled due to weather or sky 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, live web cams, 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.


Five Pine Lodge
1021 E Desperado Trail
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-5900
Best Western
500 Hwy 20
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-1234
Sisters Inn and Suites
605 N Arrowleaf Trail
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7829
Grand Stay Hotel
1026 W Rail Way
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 904-0967
Sisters Motor Lodge
511 W Cascade Ave
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-2551
Sisters Bunkhouse
114 N Oak St
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-6122
Several options for camping in Sisters
About the Workshop
This workshop will focus on photographing the sunset, blue hour, and star filled nightscapes from a truly amazing location.
Certain equipment is required for this workshop. See "What to Bring".
This workshop requires mostly clear skies (some clouds can add interest).
Why choose DTL workshops over others?
  • Value: Similar workshops charge $500 or more.
  • Experience: I have been leading Milky Way workshops since 2012.
  • My refund policies that are far less restrictive than others.
  • This workshop is limited to only 4 participants meaning you WILL receive personalized attention.
  • See "Included with your tuition" and compare to other workshops.
Physical Requirements
Physical requirements are rated as VERY EASY

Itinerary (subject to change)

7:15 pm - Meet and Greet (Sisters, Oregon)
7:15-7:45 - Travel to workshop venue
7:45-12:00 - Photography

What to Bring

  • Camera with manual controls
  • Wide angle to medium telephoto lenses with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 or faster
  • Graduated neutral density filter
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Extra fully charged camera battery
  • Headlamp (preferable) or flashlight with red light option
  • Remote shutter release (self timer will also work)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Cold weather clothing
  • Camp chair
  • Food and water
  • Full tank of gas (we will not be stopping for gas during the workshop)
Sample Images
Click here for sample images from the area

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

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