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The Majestic Grand Teton National Park 4-Night Astrophotography Workshop

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The Majestic Grand Teton National Park 4 Night Astrophotography Workshop

Rising 7,000 feet above the valley, the jagged peaks of the Teton Range are one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the west providing a beautiful backdrop to the park. The dark skies provide exceptional opportunities for Milky Way photography because of very little light pollution and clear, cold mountain air.

Join us in August 2020 for four nights of in-depth instruction and guidance that will teach you how to find your way around in the dark to find the best composition, what exposures to use for night photography and how to focus in the dark.

We will teach you how to capture the Majestic Milky Way, how to shoot star trails, image stacking and exposure blending. Also: an introduction demonstration into deep space astrophotography using a tracker.

Also Included in this workshop will be custom astronomy cosmic tour presented by an exceptionally knowledgeable astronomy guide using high powered telescopes. He will be giving us a close up view of several deep space objects including Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon, galaxies and star clusters.

We’ll photograph a few of the more popular landmarks but we’ll also go to lesser known locations.

Some of the more popular locations include:

Jackson Lake

String Lake

Oxbow Bend

Jenny Lake

Along The Snake River

Pacific Creek

Schwabacher's Landing

Willow Flats

Grand Teton National park has numerous lakes that are exceptional for reflecting and illuminating the night sky!

Each night our shooting will begin at sunset and conclude at sunrise to be able to maximize our time in the park. We will also spend an afternoon on post-processing techniques that can help you create striking images using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Join us in August 2020 for this four night astrophotography workshop during new moon when skies are at their darkest! There is no place like the Tetons for photographing the night sky!

Required Equipment and Accessories :

DSLR or mirrorless camera with ISO range to at least 6,400 and shutter speeds to at least 30 secs

Wide angle lens with a aperture of f/4 or larger and a full frame equivalent of 14 - 35 mm

A sturdy tripod

Intervalometer, wireless remote or shutter release cord

Extra batteries

Headlamp with a RED filter

Small flashlight

NOTE: If you need to purchase or rent any of the required equipment - please, feel free to contact Craig at Mike's Camera in Colorado Springs.

Recommended Items:

Warm clothes (as the night gets later it does get cooler)

Gloves and hat

Hiking Boots

Snacks and beverages

Camping chair or any portable seat. We do a lot of standing.

What You’ll Need For Processing Class:

Digital processing is a crucial step in astrophotography for creating striking images.

Laptop computer

Notebook paper and pen for keeping notes.

You will be given a 4 page "cheat sheet" on the things we covered for you to take home.

Make sure you have the latest version of Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC loaded. If you don’t already own Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop CC - you can download a free 7 day trial here. Lightroom and Photoshop are available by subscription for $9.99 per month.

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More Details:

Participants: Limit 8

Experience Level: Beginner - Advanced Beginners and experienced photographers will benefit from this workshop.

Endurance Level: Moderate - All age levels are welcomed. Light hiking in is involved, but nothing too strenuous. We’ll drive to each location then hike to the best position.

Workshop Dates: August 19, 2020 to August 23, 2020

Departure Date: August 23, 2020

Lodging: Our home base for this workshop is Antler Inn located in Jackson, Wyoming where we have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate. To reserve your room, call 307-733-2535 and tell them you are with the Mike's Camera Workshop in August of 2020. You are free to stay anywhere in the area.

What is Included? The cost of the workshop DOES includes: Photo instruction by Craig Wennersten at multiple locations, deep space observation session and photo editing using Lightroom / Photoshop classroom instruction.

This workshop DOES NOT include: Transportation to / from and during the workshop (we will carpool as much as possible), flights or car rentals, lodging or meals.

Price: $ 1,599.00

Deposit: $399.00

Hope To See You There! ~ Keep Looking Up!

Please feel free to contact Craig if you have any questions or need any help with your gear or equipment requirements.

Cancellation Policy:
> 90 days prior:  Fully refundable.

< 90 Days Prior: Deposit Nonrefundable.

< 60 days prior: 1/2 of Tuition refundable as credit, after nonrefundable deposit.

< 30 days prior: No credit or refund.

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