LOCATION          Moab, UT

DATE           March 2017

INVESTMENT       $699.99


ACTIVITY LEVEL    Easy to Moderate

DURATION           2 Nights OR 3 Nights




This 3 day, 2 night, workshop will be held in one of the most sought after locations by night sky photographers. It's rock formations, natural arches are accompanied by dark night skies that make this one special spot for landscape astrophotographers. This workshop will take place during the work week where we will avoid a majority of the crowds and with it being a tad early in the season, helps us avoid interference with the weekend warriors. We will be up most of the nights out capturing star trails, timelapse and milky way photographs with the arches and other rock formations in the park. We will practice  how to use our camera to it's maximum potential under a variety of lighting conditions. Simple camera settings increase your image quality that you may not be aware of.  Many clients tell me that their pictures are ready to print right out of the camera, and that is what we are looking for, great images straight out of the camera. The camera is an amazing tool, and a tool that isn't used to it maximum capability most of the time. This is a great place to utilize our cameras and our imagination. We can also have a great time while doing that. 




  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Milky Way , Star Trail and light painting techniques
  • Several shooting locations, and each night will have different locations                                                                    
  • How to plan your shot and where to look for the Milky Way
  • Understanding, shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings to maximize your results
  • How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography at night
  • Emotimo TB3 Motion Timelapse 
  • Demonstrate and shoot time-lapse photography
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Night Sky and Post Processing Tips and Technique
  • Unlimited critiques and tips with me after the workshop has ended



  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Delicate Arch, Turret Arch, Landscape Arch, Double Arch, Mesa Arch Add-on
  • Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, the Windows, Garden of the Gods
  • Hiking required to Landscape Arch, Mesa Arch and Delicate Arch



The Moon will be in the "New Moon" Phase giving us completely dark skies most of the night.    



Weather can be warm or cold this time of year. The average high temperature in March is in the 60's with the low in the 30's. That can vary  +/- depending on the weather set up during our stay. A weather update will be sent to all participants  1-2 weeks before departure.



You can fly into a number of places including, Durango, Colorado , Grand Junction, CO or Salt Lake City, UT.

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



We will stay in Moab, UT. I have stayed at the Big Horn Lodge before and it suites me just fine, and I love the look. There are many places to choose from like Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Best Western and many more. I would suggest avoiding the Ramada Inn if it is still there, I gave it a rating of 0. 



A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera , wide/fast angle lens, a tripod and a cable release. Please check our the Workshop Overview Page for more info on equipment and suggested gear. 



If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price.  Once a payment has been made, we can not offer a refund. If you need to cancel for any reason and can not attend, you will be issued credit toward a future workshop with us. Thanks in advance for your understanding! If you choose to make a deposit, the remaining balance is due by February 1st, 2017.

Arches National Park 2017




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.  For more information, questions or to register please contacts us here at




WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above