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Saguaro National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop

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Saguaro National Park

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd

Tucson, AZ 85718

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Photo: Milky Way over Saguaro National Park by Sachin Deshpande

Overview:

With saguaro cactuses standing 40-60 feet tall and crisp skies, Saguaro National Park in Tucson is a spectacular destination for photographers. This workshop will immerse you and a small group of participants into the art and science of night skies photography with an emphasis on capturing the Milky Way with saguaro cactuses in the foreground. As an added bonus, Tamron USA will have their full complement of lenses available to loan out to you for the entire program, including their award-winning 15-30 (FX and DX in Canon, Nikon, and Sony mounts).

The workshop begins the evening of the 7th with a two-hour seminar at the host lodging property and will cover techniques for capturing your best sunset, night skies and sunrise images. We’ll also cover light painting and lens selection.

After the seminar, we’ll head to Saguaro National Park for the first shoot (sunset) followed by two to three night skies stops at three different locations within the park. We’ll be in the field until approximately 1:30 a.m. and after a rest break at the hotel, we will head back out the morning of the 19th to capture the sunrise. After the sunrise shoot, we’ll return to the hotel for a post-shoot session which includes post-processing instruction of the images we took during the workshop.

National Park Trips Media (an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service), Tamron USA and the stunning Hacidenda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort have teamed up to offer the 3rd Annual National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop in Saguaro National Park.

What's Included:

  • Expert instruction by Tamron photographers
  • In-the-field personalized instruction at up to five locations within Saguaro National Park
  • 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 the host lodging property to all shoot locations (participants are required to travel with us in our vans)
  • Dinner and snacks on the 7th, breakfast on the 8th

Itinerary:

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm Pre shoot seminar; lens loaner; dinner served during seminar
4:00 pm – Leave hotel for sunset shoot in Eastern portion of Saguaro National Park
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm - Sunset shoot
5:45 pm - 6:30pm - Drive to Western portion of Saguaro National Park
6:30 pm – 12:30 am Night Skies Shoots
12:30 am – 1:00 am Transportation back to host lodging property

Thursday, November 8th, 2018
5:15 am - Leave hotel for sunrise shoot
6:00 am - 7:30am - Sunrise shoot
7:30 am - 8:00am - Transportation back to host property
8:00 am – 10:30 am Post-Shoot Seminar with breakfast at host lodging property

Workshop Headquarters and Host Lodging Partner

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718

Please call 520-299-1501 and mention the NIGHTSKY2 code or simply click on this booking link NIGHTSKY2 to book your stay for special rate of $189 per night plus tax. There is a two-night minimum stay at this gorgeous resort.


Transportation:

All participants must arrange transportation to the host lodging property. We will provide transportation from this location to all shoot locations within Saguaro National Park.

Meals:

Nov. 7 - Dinner will be provided during the pre-shoot seminar
Nov. 8 - Breakfast will be provided during the post-shoot seminar
**Please email Mikaela Ruland at MRuland@aimmedia.com if you have special dietary needs

Weather:

Early November in Saguaro National Park can see average lows in the mid 50s with average highs in the 70s. Because we’re shooting at night and in the early morning come prepared for cooler temperatures. Historically, November in Saguaro yields clear crisp night skies.

Inclement Weather:

In the event weather prevents photographing the night’s skies, we will have several contingencies.

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, light hiking shoes, warm clothes, rain jacket or shell, hat, and sunglasses. A laptop is strongly recommended for the post-processing class.

Fee:

$349 + processing fees. Includes workshop, transportation to and from shoot locations, and some meals. Airfare and lodging not included.


Your Instructors:

Erica Robinson, Tamron Photographer

Erica Robinson

Erica Robinson has always had a strong passion for both photography and travel, but once merging the two together is where she found her true calling. After studying photography in college, her first adventure was working as a photographer for a cruise line. Trying to pursue a different genre she then worked with talented Boston wedding photographers while learning the technical side working for a local camera store. Photography is an incredible tool that allows us to stop a moment and relive it every time we look at that image. She genuinely enjoys teaching others how to capture that moment in the way it makes them feel, to relive it over and over again.

Damion Fearron, Tamron Photographer

Damion Fearron

Damion Fearron has always been an avid admirer of the visual arts. His photography has been published in both solo and collaborative projects. As a Technical Representative, Damion’s combined real world experience and extensive product knowledge will help inspire others to expand their interest in photography. With a strong in-depth understanding of the technology implemented in Tamron lenses, Damion is able to educate customers around the country. He enjoys the opportunities to travel on assignment, collaborating with his tech team members, and engage with photographers from beginner to professional.

Questions:

Please email Mikaela Ruland at MRuland@aimmedia.com.

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Saguaro National Park

Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd

Tucson, AZ 85718

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