LOCATION     Cherry Springs State Park 

DATES            8/7 - 8/9/2018

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. 

In addition to all of that exciting stuff, we will be there when the best meteor shower of the year is beginning to peak... The Perseids! Meteor rates exceed 100 meteor per hours at it's peak.  During our stay we can expect to see 20 /40 an hour with many fireballs! 



  • Milky Way , Star trail and light painting techniques
  • Meteor Shower viewing and photography
  • 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
  • Sunset 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. There are a number of parks within a short drive to camp at, if you wish to camp also check out Lyman Run, and Old Bull State Parks.


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



A non-refundable deposit of $550.00 is due to reserve your spot on the trip. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will refunded in the form of workshop credit. There are no cash refunds. 



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 the dates of August 7th to August 9th, 2018

Cherry Springs Milky Way Madness  |  August 7th - 9th, 2018


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



For more information or to register please contacts us here at [email protected]