National Park Trips Media and Tamron USA have teamed up to offer the National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop in Sedona, Arizona – one of the most photogenic destinations in the country. The workshop, hosted by National Park Trips Media and led by Tamron’s award-winning photographers, will immerse an exclusive group of participants into the art and science of capturing the best night skies photographs.
The workshop begins the evening of December 6th with a two-hour seminar at Andante Inn, which will cover techniques for capturing your best sunset, night skies and sunrise images. We’ll also cover light painting and lens selection. Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program, including their award-winning 10-24 and 15-30 (FX and DX in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts).
After the seminar, we’ll head to a special location within Sedona for the first shoot (sunset) followed by two to three night skies stops at three different locations within Sedona. We’ll be in the field until approximately 1:00 a.m. and after a rest break we will head back out the morning of the 7th to capture the sunrise.
After the sunrise shoot we’ll return to Andante Inn for a post-shoot session which includes post processing instruction and processing images taken during the shoots.
- Expert instruction by Tamron photographers
- In-the-field personalized instruction at four-five shoot locations within Sedona
- Full line of Tamron lenses available for all participants to use throughout the workshop
- 2-hour Pre-shoot Seminar (sunset, night skies, sunrise techniques + light painting)
- 1.5-hour Post-shoot Seminar (post processing)
- Transportation to and from Andante Inn to all shoot locations (participants are required to travel with us in our vans)
- Dinner and snacks on the 6th, breakfast on the 7th at Andante Inn
- Special lodging packages at Andante Inn (note, we highly encourage you to stay at Andante Inn)
- Welcome Packet (mailed to you upon registration)
Detailed itinerary, logistics, directions, and contact information
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pre Shoot Seminar; Lens Loaner; Dinner served during seminar
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sunset Shoot (sunset is at 5:16 pm)
6:30 pm – 1:00 am Night Skies Shoots
1:00 am – 1:30 am Transportation back to Andante Inn
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:00 am – 8:00 am Sunrise Shoot (sunrise is at 7:21 am)
8:30 am – 9:30 am Post-Shoot Seminar with Breakfast at Andante Inn
Host Lodging Partner: (All participants are highly encouraged to stay at The Andante Inn of Sedona)
The Andante Inn of Sedona
2545 W. Highway 89A
Sedona, Arizona 86336
Tel: (928) 282-1533
Special Rate: $70 + tax for December 5, 6 & 7th
To reserve, please visit www.andanteinn.com and use promo code: NSPW or call (928) 282-1533 and ask for the NSPW special rate. Note, all non-shooting events will be held at The Andante Inn of Sedona and vans will depart and return to The Andante Inn of Sedona promptly at set times.
All participants must arrange transportation to Andante Inn. We will provide transportation from Andante Inn to all shoot locations within Sedona.
December 6 - Dinner will be provided during the pre-shoot seminar at Andante Inn
December 7 - Breakfast will be provided during the post-shoot seminar at Andante Inn
*Please contact us if you have special dietary needs
Early December in Sedona can see average highs in the mid 50’s with average lows in the low 30’s. Because we’re shooting at night and in the early morning come prepared for cooler temperatures.
What to Pack:
DSLR, tripod, wide angle and zoom lenses (Tamron will have their full complement of lenses available for all
participants to use, in both full-frame and crop-sensor models, including their new 15-30mm), extra memory
cards, headlamp, laptop for post processing instruction, light hiking shoes, winter clothes, rain jacket or shell,
hat, sun glasses.
$349 + processing fees. Includes workshop, transportation to and from shoot locations, and some meals.
Airfare and lodging not included.
In the event weather prevents photographing the night’s skies, we will have several contingencies.
Ken is the Field Services Manager for Tamron, and responsible for Tamron’s popular Tailgate Tour and consumer workshop series. His portrait and landscape work has appeared in galleries nationwide and he teaches enthusiasts how to take better photos at workshops across the country.
Andre has been a professional photographer for over 20 years. His photographs focus on mood, gesture and simplicity. His clients include the American Repertory Theatre, Constellation Center and Discovery Channel. He has taught workshops all over the United States on film making and photography.