Astro Photography – Learn the art of capturing the night.

Have you ever seen a photo of the night sky and thought, “Wow! That’s so beautiful. I wonder how they do that?” Then this is the course for you. You too can capture and create that beauty! The Southern Utah desert is a magical place in the night as well as the day. Join your instructor as he guides and teaches you how to plan, compose, and capture the night sky. With hands on training with your own gear he will help reverse the myth that you need a crazy expensive camera in order to capture the hidden light of the night. You will leave this instruction with your own beautiful shots of the desert night and firm understanding of the fundamentals of shooting at night with low light.

You’ve done the work to take the shot.

Now take the time to make the shot.

Learn how to make your shots

It’s no secret. In the digital age, post processing (editing in lightroom and photoshop) is incredibly powerful. Combined with good technique in the field when you’re shooting and you can really bring your photos to life through simple retouching concepts. After going out for your shoot. We will then come back to the office and delve into a post processing class. You’ll leave this class with a basic understanding of Lightroom as well as a few photoshop actions. By the end of this class you will have a basic understanding of all the overwhelming sliders and buttons in Adobe Lightroom as well as understand how to create global edits and selective adjustments to make all your shots shine in best light. The purpose of this class is to give you mastery of some basic skills that will give you the confidence to edit your future photos in a way that looks beautiful to you. Through this you will gain the confidence to develop your own unique look which will be seen through your art.

Best Program for:

  • Learning secrets of night photography
  • Learning how to light paint
  • Editing astrophotography with Lightroom

– 5-6 hours duration
– 2.5 hours shooting in 2-3 locations
– 2.5 hours of classroom training on post processing the photos you just took.
– Minimal hiking required

Fitness Level: 1
Slower paced program with less elevation gain and more options for guest with lower fitness levels.
Strength: ability to climb an 8 foot ladder leaning against a house
Aerobic: ability to walk up 3 flights of stairs
Balance: ability to stand on one foot for 10 seconds.

– The art of what makes a good photograph
– The anatomy of an exposure
– Learning about your camera settings
– Optimizing settings for shooting at night
– Creating compelling compositions
– How to capture the milky way
– How to read light at night
– Light painting

Also Includes:
– Lightroom importing
– Effective Organization
– Choosing your best photos
– White Balance for night sky
– Editing for the whole photograph
– Selective editing for stars, galaxies, and other subjects
– Exporting in high quality

– One photographer: $225
– Two or more photographers: $199
– Maximum 4 per tour (inquire for larger group rates)
– Non photographers (no camera) $49
– 6.35% sales tax added

Reservation/Cancellation Policy: 
100% of your deposit is refundable if we receive a cancellation notice (by email only) 31 days or more prior to your scheduled program date.

30 days before your scheduled program 25% of the total program fee will be charged to the credit card that you provide. This deposit is non refundable for any cancellation after this point.

Cancellations of the program with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the program fee.

No shows will be charged 100% of the program fee.