Mike Shaw Photography
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Outdoor Photography Workshops & Classes

Specializing in Nightscapes and Time-Lapses

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Thanks for visiting! I’m a professional photographer & photography instructor who specializes in nightscapes and time-lapses. My passion and mission is to help you discover new ways to create incredible images and video clips - ones that you’ll be excited to share with your family and friends. Some of the things you’ll learn include Milky Way photography, time-lapses, star trails, moon photography and more.

With more than thirty years of experience practicing as a professional photographer and teacher of thousands of students, I have the background, knowledge and understanding to teach YOU photography on YOUR own terms, in almost any environment. From small group workshops to private instruction, we will work together to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re new to photography or striving to become a professional, I guarantee that you’ll have fun and learn a ton!



Check out my favorite nightscape and landscape images from around the world. From huge vistas to the tiniest details, they’ve been selected from the million-plus images I’ve created.

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How-To Guides

You’ll find a host of free, helpful guides for photography, post-processing, planning your sessions and more. You can choose from specialized topics in astronomy, image blending, nightscape imaging. Learn how to make your Milky Way images pop; plan your next solar eclipse journey.


Presentations & Talks

Choose from a variety of fascinating topics, presented in the most entertaining and easy to understand way!