Yellowstone National Park offers a celestial canvas like no other, boasting some of the darkest skies in the United States. With most of the park falling within a Bortle class of 1 – the darkest skies you can find – the opportunities for night photography are extraordinary. We will guide you in combining these captivating night skies with the mesmerizing landscapes of Yellowstone, crafting images that are nothing short of magical.
But the experience doesn't end when the sun rises. During the day, we will embark on a visual exploration of the park's many wonders, capturing everything from the ethereal hues of geysers to the dramatic sweep of valleys and peaks. As part of the daytime photography sessions, we will also delve into simple yet powerful post-processing techniques to refine your night photos. By the end of the workshop, you'll walk away with a masterfully processed image that you'll be proud to display.
Our daily schedule will include discussions on scouting, planning, and weather prediction, equipping you with the tools to plan your future night shoots confidently. We will also host an image critique session, offering personalized feedback and guidance.
Due to the special nature of Yellowstone's dark skies, light painting is not permitted in the park. Instead, we will teach you innovative techniques to create stunning foregrounds through long exposures or twilight exposures. These can later be blended seamlessly in Photoshop, a skill becoming essential as more parks move towards protecting their dark skies.
Whether you're a beginner or have some experience, this workshop caters to all skill levels. While we will touch on slightly advanced methods like stacking, these are not prerequisites for creating breathtaking photographs. Our comprehensive approach ensures that every participant will have the opportunity to expand their abilities, capture extraordinary images, and deepen their connection to the unique landscapes of Yellowstone.