National Park Trips Media and Tamron USA have teamed up to offer the 2nd Annual National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop in Zion National Park. With iconic red rock formations that tower above the landscape below, Zion National Park is a photographers dream destination. This workshop will immerse an exclusive group of participants into the art and science of night skies photography with an emphasis on capturing the Milky Way hovering over Zion Canyon (The Watchman) and other rock formations in the foreground. As an added bonus, we’ll take advantage of Zion’s stunning sunrises and sunsets and conduct two additional shoots to capture these moments.
The workshop begins the evening of April 26th 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. 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).
After the seminar, we’ll head to Zion 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 we will head back out the morning of the 27th to capture the sunrise. After the sunrise shoot, we’ll return to the host lodging property for a post-shoot session which includes post-processing instruction of the images we took during the workshop.
- Expert instruction by Tamron photographers
- In-the-field personalized instruction at up to five locations within Zion 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 26th, breakfast on the 27th
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pre shoot seminar; lens loaner; dinner served during seminar
7:15 pm – 8:45 pm Sunset shoot (sunset is at 8:18 pm)
8:45 pm – 1:30 am Night skies shoots
1:30 am – 2:00 am Transportation back to host lodging property
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5:45 am – 7:30 am Sunrise shoot (sunrise is at 6:42 am)
7:30 am – 9:00 am Post-shoot seminar with breakfast at host lodging property
Workshop Headquarters and Host Lodging Partner
All participants must arrange transportation to the host lodging property. We will provide transportation from this location to all shoot locations within Zion National Park.
Apr 26 - Dinner will be provided during the pre-shoot seminar
Apr 27 - Breakfast will be provided during the post-shoot seminar
**Please email Rob Wood at email@example.com if you have special dietary needs
Late April in Zion National Park can see average low’s in the mid 40’s with average highs in the low 80’s. Because we’re shooting at night and in the early morning come prepared for cooler temperatures. Historically, April in Zion yields clear crisp night skies and low precipitation.
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 the 15-30mm), extra memory cards, headlamp, laptop for post processing instruction, light hiking shoes, warm 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.
Ken is the Field Services Manager for Tamron, and responsible for Tamron’s popular Mobile Learning Tour and consumer workshop series. Ken conducts workshops all over the country and in 2016 he co-instructed the National Parks Night Skies Series in seven national parks, including Zion. His portrait and landscape work has appeared in galleries nationwide.
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. In 2016, Andre was a co-instructor in the National Parks Night Skies Series in seven national parks, including Zion.
Rob Wood – Director & Publisher, National Park Trips Media
18 years publishing experience - 14 years of that in the travel and tourism industry, including six years with National Geographic Traveler in New York City, Washington D.C., and Boulder. In 2010, he took the reigns at National Park Trips Media in Boulder, where he’s grown the brand from an audience of less than a million to one with over 5 million travel enthusiasts. Rob is passionate about travel, national parks, photography, and endurance sports, including triathlon (he’s a veteran of 14 Ironman finishes, including a three-time finisher of The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii). Rob organized the 2016 National Parks Night Skies Series and will be organizing and attending all 2017 workshops.
Please email or call Rob Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 303-506-3327