LOCATION     Cherry Springs State Park 

DATES           10/16 - 10/18/2020

INVESTMENT   $525.00 / $415.00



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 if the conditions are right. You will also get to connect your camera to my Star Tracker to take long exposures of deep space galaxies,  nebulas and more!  

Andromeda Galaxy with a 200mm lens on the star tracker

The Orionid Meteor shower is building up and we will most likely see some magnificent orionid meteors as well on both nights as an added bonus.

Perseid Meteor | Cherry Springs Augusy 2016Perseid Meteor | Cherry Springs Augusy 2016



  • 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
  • FREE Dew Heaters for your camera
  • Online Video Tutorials for processing your images
  • Water and Snacks



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.

Star Tracker5 minute exposure with a focal length of 50mm.


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 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.



2020 October Cherry Springs Milky Way Workshop

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]