LOCATION     Cherry Springs State Park 

DATES            9/23 + 9/24

INVESTMENT   $550.00

LIMIT          6


DURATION          2 Nights 







During this workshop you will encounter the darkest skies east of the Mississippi River.  We will have a meet and greet in the evening  where we will go over post processing, camera controls, settings, file handling and our schedule for the weekend. This workshop will teach you the things you need to know to master the art of night sky photography and push you on to the next level. Workshop includes, light painting, star trails, timelapse and milky way photography.  We also have a chance at witnessing northern lights from this dark sky location. The northern lights love the equinox's and this time of year is always a great time to go.



  • Milky Way , Star trail and light painting techniques
  • Time-lapse Photography
  • Several shooting locations
  • Understanding, shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings
  • Adobe Lightroom tips and Techniques
  • Adobe Photoshop Tips and Techniques
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Sunset, Night Sky and Sunrise Shoots



Most of the shooting will be done overnight, the closest town will be Coudersport. If you would like to camp you can make reservations at Cherry Springs, walk in sites can be found at Patterson State Park just down the road. Their are a number of those parks within a short drive to camp at, if you wish to camp. I might be able to get us a cabin for both nights near Cherry Springs. it's not for certain, but a possibility. Ask for more information.


A DSLR camera (DX or FX) , a sturdy tripod, fully charged batteries and memory cards. Laptop is optional. View the workshop overview page for moire information



A non-refundable deposit of $550.00 is due to reserve your spot on the trip. Full Payment must be made 45 days before the start of the workshop.



Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop. 


Cherry Spring Night Sky 2017


This workshop does not include travel to, from or during the workshop, meals, or overnight accommodations.



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