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Traverse the cosmos of Grand Staircase - Escalante, Utah with Jess Santos, Ryan Oswald and Ian Lauer (Deep Space and Nightscape Extraordinaire), May 1st to 5th, 2024 on this Night Photography Workshop. Prepare to be whisked away from the city lights into a realm where darkness reigns supreme. We're talking about a place so alien, even E.T. would be like, "Whoa, dudes!" It's like stepping onto another planet, where slot canyons are intricately carved and arches defy the laws of gravity. Yep, you'll be feeling more like an astronaut than a photographer. 🪐


Deep Space Opportunity:

While we love capturing the beauty of earthly landscapes under the starry night sky, we also believe it's high time to take your camera to infinity and beyond. Our deep space photography session isn't just an ordinary stargazing experience; it's an intergalactic adventure where we'll teach you how to capture the majesty of celestial wonders.


It's more than just pointing your camera at the sky and pressing a button. While most photographers are chasing after starry skies, you'll be discovering the universe with your lens, because as they say, the sky's not the limit - it's just the beginning!


This workshop is a little different...

Every attendee will have their own self-contained room on wheels! We are sourcing overland rigs (or similar) for this adventure. Because of the remote nature of this location, having the freedom to base camp near locations allows more photography time.


Together we will take you on a backcountry journey that will leave you with wild photographs and wild experiences. Many of the photography locations in this workshop are hidden far from pavement and there is no better way to explore than outfitted with your very own overlanding rig. 


(Please see adventure inclusions below for more info and/or send us a message)




We will be including a Post Workshop Group Zoom Editing Session to cover putting it all together in the digital darkroom, this will be screen recorded for you to be able to finish your images at your leisure.




⛰ All experience levels are welcome.


We are limiting this photography workshop 10 students with 3 Instructors based on vehicle availability, to ensure that everyone receives our attention and to keep compositional possibilities uncluttered.


This workshop is astrophotography based so we have kept the itinerary flexible to be able to pursue the best available clear skies at night and the best light available during the day. If it rains or conditions prove unsafe to venture out we will work on post processing, image critiques and in classroom sessions, there's always so much to learn both in field and in the classroom!


This workshop will require moderate hiking (no more than 6 miles) through rocky or sandy terrain.

Overlanding Grand Staircase-Escalante Astrophotography Workshop 2024

  • This workshop includes:

    - Due to liability, rental and insurance agreements, clients will be responsible for fees and paperwork related to the rental vehicles. If you have your own overlanding rig this does not apply. Rental fees are NOT included in the tuition cost of the workshop and can range from $199 - $300 per day.

    NEW! Post Workshop Zoom Editing Session

    - Photography Instruction, Post-Processing Instruction, Image Critiques

    This workshop does NOT include:

    - Ground Transportation or Airfare from your home to Escalante, Utah.

    - Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

    - Lunch, Drinks and Snacks

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