ARCHES NATIONAL PARK | UTAH 2021
MILKY WAY  MADNESS
 

 

 

 

LOCATION          UTAH

DATE    September 243th - 29th, 2022

INVESTMENT       $1,395.00 / $1,116.00

LIMIT   7

ACTIVITY LEVEL    Easy

DURATION          5 Days / 4 nights 4 Nights

 


 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

This 5 day, 4 night workshop will be held in some of the most sought after locations by night sky photographers. It's rock formations and stunning vistas are accompanied by dark night skies that make these very special spots for landscape and night sky photographers. This workshop will take place during the work-week where we will avoid a majority of the weekend warriors. We will be up most of the night out capturing star trails, timelapse and milky way photographs. We will learn how to use our camera's to their maximum potential under a variety of lighting conditions. Simple camera settings can increase your image quality that you may not be aware of in addition to post processing techniques.  Many clients tell me that their pictures are ready to print right out of the camera with minimal post production work, 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. Processing your images are very important as well, it's a multi phase process which you will learn to master during this workshop and receive video tutorials to help you along the way.

Most locations are just beyond the roadside and parking areas so there is no worry about long hikes. Let me know if you think any pre existing health conditions could be an issue during this workshop In 2017, Light painting is no longer allowed in Arches National Park. Our light painting demonstrations will be done outside of the Arches NP at Dead Horse State Park and at Goblin Valley. Arches National Park is not on the list, be we will be right next to it and also Canyonlands National Park within a stones throw. we will have time to explore these locations on our own as well. 
 

 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Dinner at the Moab Brewery (one night) **
  • Milky Way and Star Trail Photography
  • 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  (at Dead Horse State Park)
  • Light Painting techniques ( At Dead Horse State Park), Light Painting is NOT allowed at Arches National Park anymore.
  • Demonstrate and shoot time-lapse photography
  • Sunrise, Sunset, Night Sky and Post Processing Tips and Technique
  • Meteor shower observation and photography
  • Unlimited critiques and tips with me after the workshop has ended
  • FREE Online Video Tutorials for all Workshop Alumni. Video's include Star trails, Stacking, Timelapse and other Post Processing Tips

IN THE HOODOOSIN THE HOODOOS

DEAD HORSE POINT | CANYONS AT TWILIGHTDEAD HORSE POINT | CANYONS AT TWILIGHT

MESA ARCH PANORAMAMESA ARCH PANORAMA

WHAT YOU WILL SEE

  • Arches National Park
  • Turret Arch, Landscape Arch, Double Arch, Sand Arch and more!
  • Balanced Rock, Park Avenue, the Windows, Garden of the Gods and More!
  • Canyonlands National Park is also right down the road for day trips on your own
  • Dead Horse Point State Park Night Shoot ( Our Location for Milky Way and Light Painting)
  • Additional lesser known spots, that are amazing and want to keep a secret!

Balanced Rock lit up by a passing car the on main park road.

DEAD HORSE POINTDEAD HORSE POINT

MOON PHASE - NEW MOON

The Moon will be just past the new moon phase giving us time to shoot with crescent moonlight and without any moonlight.

 

An arch outside of Arches National Park

WEATHER

Weather can be warm during the day and cool at night. A weather update will be sent to all participants  1-2 weeks before departure. Skies are mostly clear day and night. Average highs can be in the 70's and 80's with the lows possible in the 40's to 50's.

A storm over the Devils Garden section

TRAVELING

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. ** Dinner included the final night**

Dead Horse State Park

 

LODGING

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, Red Stone Inn and many others. Moab is a "happening" little town with lots of places to eat, shops and things to do. You can also camp in the park. If you are interested in camping let me know and I will help you get a site.

DEAD HORSE POINTDEAD HORSE POINT

CAMERA GEAR

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. 

Arches Star Trails

DEPOSIT

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 January 15th, 2021.

THREE SISTERSTHREE SISTERS

OLD JUNIPER STAR TRAILOLD JUNIPER STAR TRAIL GOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK | UTAHGOBLIN VALLEY STATE PARK | UTAH

DEAD HORSE RED SUNRISEDEAD HORSE RED SUNRISE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 [email protected]

THE MILKY WAYTHE MILKY WAY

VIEW MORE IMAGES

You can search for "Arches" to located other photos taken over the last 12 years at Arches or visit the NIGHTSCAPES or DESERT SOUTHWEST galleries.

 

DEPOSIT OR PAY THE TOTAL AMOUNT

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 "workshop credit" towards a future workshop with us. Thanks in advance for your understanding! If you choose to make a deposit, the remaining balance will be due by January 15th, 2021

 

2021 Arches Milky Way Madness

 

 


 

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above