California Nightscapes: Master Class in Landscape Astrophotography and Time-Lapses


Co-Taught with Babak Tafreshi (National Geographic / Director of The World At Night (

Three Day / Three Night Workshop, $1349.00

June 20-23, 2019 (6:00 pm Thursday evening – 5:00 pm Sunday)

Meet and Greet in the Holiday Inn Express, Bishop, 6 – 7 pm, Thursday, June 20, followed by our first night of shooting.

OPTION ($395.00): Pre-Workshop, One-Day Night Photography Bootcamp, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Learn the basics – how to focus at night, best camera settings, basic introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop (if needed) and other critical night photography fundamentals. Meet at 9 am Thursday morning, June 20 at the Holiday Inn Express, Bishop. 

Registration and Payment

Please complete the following two steps to secure your spot; your registration is not guaranteed until BOTH registration information and a deposit / full payment are received. Once full payment is received, you’ll get a complete Welcome Packet with detailed information on locations, equipment lists, maps and the agenda. Thank you!

Step 1) CLICK HERE  to complete your registration information

Step 2) Make a full payment, deposit or balance payment by clicking on one of the options below:

OPTION: Make your payment for the Pre-Workshop Bootcamp here:

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This knowledge-packed Master Class in night photography and time-lapses is offered in collaboration with the renowned nightscape pioneer Babak Tafreshi, Director and Founder of “The World At Night (TWAN) and National Geographic Photographer.

Based in in the Eastern Sierra town of Bishop, California, our shooting destinations include alpine lakes, ancient, high desert petroglyphs, rugged high desert landscapes and other scenery well off the beaten path. You will be shooting from before sunset until late at night to capture the widest possible range of nightscape subjects.

Indoor seminar sessions during the day will cover it all – from the best phases of the moon, little-known night sky objects, how to create stunning star trail images and immense, gigapixel panoramas, state-of-the-art light-painting; when, where and how to shoot the Milky Way, how to create spectacular, “Holy Grail” time-lapse videos featuring the transitions of sunrise and sunset, and more.

You will become expert in applying the latest apps and tools for precision planning your nightscape image sessions. You will also learn specialized techniques for post-processing your images and image sequences for remarkable, trophy images and time-lapses.

NOTE: Owing to the tight schedule, there is not enough time for basic instruction in Lightroom or Photoshop during the workshop, or how to operate your camera in manual exposure mode and manually focus it. You will get the most out of this workshop if you come prepared with these skills; or enroll in the pre-workshop bootcamp to brush up!

We will first meet at 6 pm on Thursday evening, June 20, 2019, in the Holiday Inn Express, Bishop. Workshop conducted 6:00 pm Thursday evening, June 20 through 5:00 pm Sunday, June 23, 2019.

You are free to make hotel reservations anywhere in Bishop. It is a wonderfully picturesque, small town at the base of the Sierra Nevada known for easy access to skiing, mountain biking and hiking. 

We will be meeting during the day at the Holiday Inn Express, Bishop:


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Bishop

636 N. Main Street , Bishop,California 93514

1 760 872-2423


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