ASSATEAGUE  ISLAND  NATIONAL  SEASHORE ,  MARYLAND

 

 

MILKY WAY | NIGHT SKY | STAR TRAILS | STAR TRACKERS

JULY 13TH - 16TH, 2023  ( 3 Nights)

CLASS LIMIT : 6

INVESTMENT: $1,250.00 / $1,000.00 (ALUMNI)

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

 

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about how to capture great photographs of the milky way, stars and meteor showers. We will also cover star trails,  timelapse photography, Star trackers and light painting. The workshop will start during the evening of July 13th and end after sunrise on July 16th, 2023. There are no shortages of photo locations to shoot from here. This is why I have spent over 100 nights camping on this island over the last 20 years. The night skies never disappoint here and they always offer me something new and beautiful each time I go. During our 4 days and 3 nights here,  expect to capture a wide variety of images. Assateague island also has lots of wildlife including wild horses, tons of migratory birds, and so much more, we may even get lucky with a rocket launch one night as we have many times in the past. Video tutorials on processing are included in this workshop that will help you process these images to make the most out of each file. Videos include how to focus stack, milky way processing, processing panorama's, layer masks, sharpening, timelapses and the list goes one.

 

If you wish to camp here (which i strongly suggest for that island experience) you will need to book these sites early... 6 months early!!  With that said,  plans change over the months and people will cancel their reservations, weeks, and even days leading up to your date, so keep checking back for sites to open up if it is full when you first look.

 

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WORKSHOP INCLUDES

Commercial Permit Fees 

Picking my brain during our entire adventure            

Multiple shooting locations

How to create to compelling composition

How to balance positive and negative spaces in your frame

How to balance positive and negative space to create compelling compositions

Milky Way , Star Trail, Meteor Shower Photography, Timelapse Photography and  light painting techniques

Understanding shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings

How to capture meteors / shooting stars

Learn about the phases of the moon, planets, constellations, eclipses and more!

How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography

A campfire on the beach at night! 

How to set up a star tracker & Use the star trackers to create amazing HD milky way shots  

FREE Online Video Tutorials for processing your photographs, panoramas, strail trails, timelapses and more!

 

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LODGING

Lodging can be found near Ocean City, Maryland or by camping on Assateague Island itself (pictured above). Reservations book far in advance. You can also car camp in the overflow parking lot if you wish, but these campsites are incredible. I have done it dozens of times, just can't get enough of it! We will be photographing the Maryland District of Assateague.

 

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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. Most gear that is used can be found on the workshop overview page.

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DEPOSIT

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. A Transaction Fee is associated with the purchase of this ticket. 

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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.

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This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop or overnight sleeping arrangements.

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

 

2023 Assateague Island Milky Way Experience

 

 


 

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above