The Dark Skies of Bryce Canyon

Workshop Information:

Ready to dive into beginner Astrophotography?  Are Milky Way, star trail shots, and those mind-boggling deep-sky photos in your bucket list but you don’t know where to start or what gear to use?   

Embark on an astrophotography-focused adventure with our highly-esteemed Global Elite Photographers and be captivated by the splendor of the darkest skies at Bryce Canyon National Park! 

Keep in mind that you don’t need fancy and expensive equipment to start astrophotography!  All you need is your camera, wide-angle lens, telephoto lens, and a very low-cost, portable equatorial mount like Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer. With this minimal setup, you may capture some of the most amazing astrophotos that you can ever imagine!

Highlights:

  • Camera and astronomy gear set-up
  • Learn how to capture sharp stars, proper exposure times, and image balance
  • Creative compositions with the Milky Way
  • Star Trails in a single exposure
  • Consecutive exposures to stack for a single star trail image
  • The Use of External Lighting to enhance  your night photos
  • Deep sky photos using an astronomy tracker
  • Post-processing and editing

Dates

11 - 14 June 2021

Group size

Maximum of 12 participants

Level of fitness

Easy hiking is required to reach some locations

Price

$1490 Double Occupancy (USD)
$1690 Single Occupancy (USD)

Included:

  • In-depth, small group astrophotography instructions
  • Transportation inside Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Park admission fees and permits
  • 3 nights of hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Post-processing and image critique sessions

Excluded: 

  • Transportation to Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Food
  • Drinks 
  • Gratuities 
Payment Options:
Please note that the full amount is due 90 days prior to the start of the workshop.
A 3% charge is added when using this service. Please contact us if you would prefer other payment options.

Landscape photography is not without risk. Wind, rain, snow, mud, and the terrain are real dangers when photographing on location. You are expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.

 

You must advise Viking International Phototours at the time of booking and in writing of any illness, injury, or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your attendance and participation during the workshop.

Our workshop's itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides depending on factors including but not limited to weather, road conditions, transportation delays, and other factors beyond our control. We will check the weather forecasts and road conditions and plan our day to optimize shooting conditions.

We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary.

Please be aware that cell/mobile reception is intermittent throughout parts of the Southwest US. You can expect to be offline at times.

In the event of an emergency, our Guides are First-Aid, CPR/AED, and Wilderness trained and certified by the Red Cross. They will carry a satellite beacon, which allows them access to emergency services if there is no cell service available.

There are drone-friendly places in South West US, so if you own a drone, you are welcome to bring it along to the workshop.
Please note that you are solely responsible for your equipment and are expected to adhere to all rules and regulations specified by the Federal Aviation Administration (which can be accessed here) and any other applicable state, park, and monument-specific regulations.

Viking International Phototours and our Photo Guides will not be liable for any injury or damage caused to equipment, environment, or people caused by you operating your drone during our workshop.

Please refer to the Booking Terms and Conditions.

Booking with Viking International Phototours indicates acceptance of the Booking Terms and Conditions as outlined.

Meet the Guides

Kah-Wai Lin, MD, PhD
Bryony Richards, PhD