Milky Way Photography Workshop in the Tetons - 3 Nights from September 14-17, 2017

Leftover Logs
Grand Teton Cloud Stack
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Panoramic Transfiguration web.jpg
Aspen Sunflower Sunset In The Tetons
Grand Teton Twilight web-Display.jpg
Leftover Logs
Grand Teton Cloud Stack
Schwabacher Nebula Cloud Reflection web-Display.jpg
Panoramic Transfiguration web.jpg
Aspen Sunflower Sunset In The Tetons
Grand Teton Twilight web-Display.jpg

Milky Way Photography Workshop in the Tetons - 3 Nights from September 14-17, 2017

from 497.50

Where:  Grand Teton National Park
When: September 14 @ 1 pm - September 17 @ 2 am, 2017
What's Included:

  • 3 Afternoons of Classroom Training
  • 3 Nights of Location Guiding & In-Field Instruction with 2 Instructors

Moonlight:  Dark Skies with No Moonlight
Maximum # of Students: 10 (5 per instructor)
How Much: $995

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In the summer months, the Milky Way appears in a variety of positions.  In this workshop, we take advantage of compelling foregrounds in Grand Teton National Park that compliment the Milky Way's location and position through the night.  After classroom training each day, we head out into the field in time for sunset, we train through twilight, and then we make the most of the Milky Way skies.  We're excited to offer this opportunity to capture the awe of the Milky Way to our  students and we hope you'll join us.

Can You Tell Me More About What's Included?

  • 3 Afternoons of Classroom Training - as described on the Classroom Training Page complete with
    • How Much Classroom Training Is Included?
    • What Does The Classroom Training Content Look Like?
    • How Is The Training Content Presented?
    • When Does The Classroom Training Take Place?
    • What Should I Bring?
  • 3 Nights of Location Guiding & In-Field Instruction - as shown on the In-Field Instruction Page with
    • What Does The In-Field Training Content Look Like?
    • When Does The In-Field Training Take Place?
    • What Should I Bring?
    • What Should I Expect When It Comes To Hiking?
    • What Do The Instructors Focus On?
    • What Happens If The Weather Is Bad?

 How Do I Know It's Good?

Who Should Sign Up?

  • Anyone with a basic understanding of digital photography
  • People interested in learning more about night photography
  • Previous experience with night photography is NOT required.
  • In the post-processing training, content includes instructions for accomplishing various tasks in Photoshop. And while previous experience with Photoshop isn't required, some students find it helpful to go into the workshop with some basic Photoshop skills - specifically with layers and masks. Feel free to ask either Mike or Darren for assistance and suggestions on resources to help in this direction. They're happy to help.

Why The Tetons?

Grand Teton National Park has been drawing landscape photographers from around the world for decades. It's well known as one of the most beautiful mountain parks in the world with abundant wildlife and majestic mountains. And with dark skies, it's also a fantastic place for night photography. The plethora of interesting foregrounds in a relatively small area makes it easy to get from one location to another which helps to make the most of the great conditions. With calm water reflections and steep mountain peaks combining with Milky Way skies above, students to get to work in especially beautiful settings that make the learning come easy.

Some Of The Locations We Like To Visit

  • Oxbow Bend
  • Moulton Barns
  • Schwabacher Landing
  • Signal Mountain
  • String Lake
  • Shane Homestead

How To Get There

Daily flights are available to Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) serving Jackson, Wyoming - which works very well for those looking to make the most of their time. And with access to Avis, Hertz, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, your visit is made easy right from the airport. As an alternative, you can fly into Salt Lake City and do the longer drive to Jackson from there.

Where Do We Meet?

Classroom Training & Hotel

Ranch Inn Motel
45 East Pearl Street
Jackson, WY 83001

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What Does The Workshop Schedule Look Like?

Typical Schedule For Each Day

  • 1 pm - 4 pm: Classroom Training
  • 4 pm - 6 pm: Break for Dinner
  • 6 pm - 2  am: In-Field Guiding & Training
  • 2 am - 1 pm: Sleep, Lunch, & Review Images 

When To Get There Before The Workshop Starts
If possible, Mike & Darren suggest arriving one full day before the event begins in order to minimize risk of travel interruptions, to give some extra flexibility with the weather, and to be well rested so you can make the most of the overnight workshops.

What's Not Included?

  • Meals & Snacks
  • National Park Entrance Fee - we typically make use of the national park passes many people already have
  • Accommodations
    • This is not included although rates are very good at the Ranch Inn.
    • We also meet and conduct classroom training sessions at this same location.
  • Transportation
    • Transportation for all students is not included as people often like to ride in their own vehicles for flexibility and for easy access to their gear.
    • We encourage carpooling to minimize the number of vehicles we take into the national parks.  And keep in-mind that Mike & Darren offer spots in their vehicles to students who'd like to ride with them - providing even more time with the instructors and eliminating the need for everyone to have a vehicle during the workshop.

Can You Tell Me About The Training Style?

Primary Goals
Instructors remain focused on three primary goals for workshop students including having fun, going home with great pictures, and learning a lot.

Dual Trainers
Having two trainers in the workshop gives a lot of flexibility both out in the field and in the classroom.  When beginner level questions come up, one instructor can answer the question while the other carries the group.  This helps to keep anyone from feeling like they're being held back by beginner questions and yet encourages people to ask any question that comes to mind.  And out in the field, having walkie-talkies gives Mike & Darren the ability to split the group up - resulting in even more flexibility.

No Secrets
Instructors look to share everything they know to help each student become a capable night photographer. Nothing is held back in this effort to teach all of the best techniques.

Learning doesn't end on the last day of the workshop. Mike shares a plethora of resources that allow students to pursue areas of specialty with new-found tools and resources. The point is to give students the combination of skills, tools, and resources to take more steps forward in their skills & abilities after they get back home. And don't forget to consider workshop instructors Mike Berenson and Darren White among those resources because they're happy to hear from and answer questions from both current and former students.

Whether you're new to night photography or have been doing it for a while, Mike and Darren invite you to take advantage of a wonderful training package with all the ingredients to help you be successful capturing your own nightscape images.

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Please contact Mike Berenson or Darren White if you have any questions.