Jeff Berkes Photography | 2016 Maryland | Milky Way Madness



LOCATION     Assateague Island Nat'l Seashore

DATE                  November 4th - 6th, 2016

INVESTMENT        $500.00 /  $375.00 Alumni

LIMIT                 8


DURATION        Overnight




Meteor Showers are one of the most beautiful displays you can witness while outside at night. You seem to never forget those times you see flying through the atmosphere at speeds sometimes upwards of 100,000mph. The Taurids in November are well known their their slow moving "Fireballs". There fireballs are slow moving and very bright. I have seen some of these meteors explode in the air turning night into day for a split second. 

We will spend 1 whole night camping out on Assateague Island National Seashore in search for the fading milky way, star trails and taurid meteors. We will meet Friday evening and shoot overnight into the wee hours of Saturday morning. The option for Saturday night is no longer available, if you wish to join the single night workshop, please email me at ( )  




  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Multiple  shooting locations
  • Milky Way , Star trail and light painting techniques
  • Understanding shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings
  • How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography
  • Demonstrate and shoot time-lapse photography of the meteor shower
  • Meteor Shower observation and Photography
  • Drinks and Snacks
  • Campfires on the beach at night
  • Post Processing in the field



Weather can be unpredictable as we all know.  We will still battle through the weather and learn a lot about night sky shooting and our cameras. We will be camping outside the from Friday through Sunday morning. We will sleep in tents on the beach, if you do not have a tent, I may be able to supply you with one. Early November is the time of year where the seasons are changing. The temperature could be cold, or warm, we wont know for sure until the week before. But if we are there to try, we will never know what we missed out on. 



We will beach camp on Assateague Island National Seashore. I will be reserving a few tent sites for the group. This is a meteor adventure and a great outdoor experience in a place I have been visiting for over 15 years. If you wish to find a hotel to stay in during the day, the closest town is Ocean City, Maryland about 25 minutes north of the island, since we will be giving it our all most of the night for the meteor shower any cat naps can be taken in our cars or campsites.



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



A non-refundable deposit  is due to reserve your spot on the trip. If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price. If you have to cancel for any reason, you will be issued the amount paid to a future workshop, no cash refunds once the payment has been accepted.



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.


This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals. Camping is included in the tour, please let us know when you register that you would like to camp with us.


For more information or to register please contacts us here at


WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above