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http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/6/1/6/4/event_192864932.jpeg Learn a unique style of starry-night-sky landscape photography from Royce Bair and his guest associates. Meet-ups vary from free lectures and photo walks to location workshops. Workshops vary from overnight location shoots within 100 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah — to 3-day workshops in Utah and Wyoming National Parks. (See more NightScape photos here (http://www.meetup.com/NightScape-Photography/about/).)

My focus is on your success: It's been great to have companies like General Motors & IBM, and magazines such as the Smithsonian & National Geographic use my photos; but right now, I want to help you experience your photo vision, whether you're a novice, intermediate, or a pro. With over two decades of national and international lecture/workshop experience, I know how to excite your creativity and to make techniques easy to understand and master.

Until we met: Here's a YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovYqcXHnwmw) to get you excited about some of the images you'll learn how to take. You can also learn a lot from my Into the Night Photography blog (http://intothenightphoto.blogspot.com/).

More than just "NightScapes": Most of my location workshops also include daytime landscape photography (at sunrise, sunset, and at twilight) during the most photogenic periods of the day. You'll learn techniques that will also improve your overall skills as a photographer. Here is a gallery (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ironrodart/sets/72157620412882586/detail/) of my overall published work.

Upcoming events (5+)

NightScaper Conference in Moab, Utah

Springhill Suites by Marriott Moab

SOLD OUT! (You can add your name to the wait list by going to the website [below] > RSVP page > click on "Get in Touch"). Join us for the 1st annual NightScaper Conference in Moab, Utah ~ May 1-3, 2019. Network and socialize with 150 NightScape photographers during 3 days of seminars, presented by 12 speakers. A choice of 18 workshops before, during and after the conference. Go to our website (below) for more details and registration. Signing up here does NOT register you for the event. Conference poster by Phill Monson. http://nightscaper.weebly.com/

Last Chance to Photograph Arches With Artificial Light?

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks have recently updated their rules regarding light painting and the use of artificial. Beginning next year, light painting of any kind will be forbidden in National Parks. This even includes low-level-lighting or LLL. This year, low-level-lighting is only allowed by workshops with valid permits. American Photo Treks holds workshop permits for both Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We will be hosting three workshops at these parks this year. This may be your last opportunities to capture iconic scenes like Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch, Double Arch and others under the Milky Way with a properly lit foreground. Our first two workshops are low cost ($165 each), one-night workshops happening at the beginning of May. The workshops are bing held during the Nightscaper Conference, in Moab, but you don't have to be attending the conference to participate. These workshops were just announced and are filling up fast. Here are the links to join: May 1, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - May 2, 2019 @ 5:30 am https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/canyonlands-national-park-under-the-milky-way/ May 2, 2019 @ 9:30 pm - May 3, 2019 @ 5:30 am https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/aches-national-park-under-the-milky-way/ Our third workshop is a 2-Day/2-Night photo adventure in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Aug 30th through Sep 1st, 2019. This $495 workshop will feature sunrise, sunset and Milky Way photo ops with post-processing instruction. The Milky Way locations will include low-level-light painting. Here is the link to join: August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - September 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am https://americanphototreks.com/apt/workshop/2-day-2-night-arches-and-canyonland-photo-adventure/

Into the Night with GoPro ~ Free Workshops - May 2 & 3

Register for a fun filled experience of shooting the Night Sky with GoPro’s HERO7 and Fusion (360º) Cameras. Meet with the experienced night sky photographer Shreeni from GoPro who would be showcasing how to create magic with the affordable Small Adventure Cameras in comparison with other expensive DSLR/Mirrorless Crop and Full frame cameras with fast wide angle lenses. This workshop will teach you how to use the cameras effectively in different conditions, lightning techniques, How to Shoot for Star Trail Photos using Night Lapse techniques etc. Shreeni will be shooting in and around Moab, Utah on May 2 and May 3 (two separate nights, limit of 10 people each night). MORE INFO and link for REGISTRATION: http://www.shreeniclix.com/into-the-night-with-gopro-registration/

Smart-App BOOTCAMP ~ Moab

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Moab

This classroom workshop covers 4 apps that will teach you how to scout out and explore your best photography location from the comfort of your living room! Eric Gail will also show you how to download offline maps and waypoints that will track your way right to any location. NO CELLULAR SIGNAL NEEDED! This will be followed by 6 apps that will help you predict the WEATHER. MORE INFO HERE: https://ericgphotodude.wixsite.com/adventure/workshops-1 This $100 workshop takes place in the beautiful Moab Marriott during the week of the NightScaper Conference. You do NOT have to be registered with the conference to attend this and several other workshops that are still available during this week. Endorsement by Wayne Pinkston: “Eric is using 3D Google Earth to plan nightscapes imaging, and it is a real eye-opener. He sets up Google Earth in 3D format and then can zoom down on the 3D landscape from any angle and superimpose the Milky Way over the landscape at any time. You can do your scouting from your computer and see what the scene looks like with the Milky Way at the appropriate time.” Endorsement by Royce Bair: "Gaia GPS has really changed how I find my way in and out of remote locations! I cannot think of being without it in my outdoor photography. Being able to have detailed map layers while I'm at a location, without the need for a cellphone signal, is priceless."

Past events (66)

Improving Your Milky Way NightScapes

Veridian Event Center

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