Capture the Milky Way at 2017 Night Skies Photo Workshops in Six National Parks

The Milky Way over Zion National Park. Photo by Ken Hubbard

The Milky Way over Zion National Park. Photo by Ken Hubbard

Discover how to capture the incredible night skies and sharpen your photography skills at six spectacular national parks in 2017.

Sponsored by National Park Trips Media and Tamron, the six Night Skies Photo Workshops are led by Tamron photography professionals who guide you every step of the way from a pre-shoot seminar to the outdoors. The focus is on sunset, sunrise, Milky Way and light painting photography.

“The idea of the night sky, the Milky Way and the universe is a theme people definitely feel connected to, and it’s something spectacular to capture,” says Tamron photographer and Night Skies Workshop instructor Andre Costantini. “Every time we have someone who’s never shot it before, the first time that they see it on the back of their camera there’s just this gasp of awe.”

The workshops will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. in Canyonlands National Park in Utah April 23-24; Zion National Park in Utah April 26-27; Grand Teton in Wyoming June 22-23; Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve in Colorado July 24-25; Yosemite National Park in California Aug. 22-23 and Saguaro National Park in Arizona Oct. 18-19, 2017. There’s a short break between around 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. for participants to sleep.

“Experiencing the parks at night through the lens of a camera is one of the coolest things I’ve done and the images participants come away with are absolutely stunning,” says Rob Wood, director and publisher of National Park Trips Media. “Tamron instructors, Ken [Hubbard] and Andre, are hands on and will make sure you capture great images during the workshop and gain the knowledge and skills needed to shoot night skies images on your own.”
Workshops cost $349 and are open to beginner through advanced photographers. Dinner and breakfast are provided. Participants must bring their own camera body. A full line of Tamron lenses are available to test during the workshop.

“We came up with something different than just a regular travel workshop to the national parks by focusing on the night skies,” says Stacie Errera, Tamron’s vice president of marketing. “It’s a really exciting and unique opportunity for a lot of people.”

The Night Skies Photo Workshop series is in its second year and is organized by Boulder, Colo.,-based National Park Trips Media, the experts in travel to Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Olympic, Rocky Mountain, Yellowstone, Yosemite and Utah national parks.