2018 Night Photography Workshops

In 2018, we continue to present two kinds of learning experiences: Passport and Adventure Series Workshops.

At Passport Series Workshops, we take you to a national park and teach to the landscape, sky and celestial events.

At Adventure Series Workshops, we take you to other interesting natural wonders that may be on or near national and/or protected lands, perhaps during singular events (like a solar eclipse), sometimes focusing a little less on instruction and more on field time, exploring and creativity, or sometimes focusing on advanced night photography techniques.


Dates Location
Jan 29-Feb 3
Biscayne National Park (Completed)
March 12-20
Iceland South Coast (Completed)
April 27-29
Catskills Night Portraiture (Completed)
May 13-23
Scotland: The Hebrides (Completed)
June 17-22
Capitol Reef National Park (Completed)
June 25-30
Redwood National Park (Completed)
July 29-Aug 4
Blue Ridge Parkway (Completed)
August 26-31
Glacier National Park (Postponed to 2019)
September 2-7
Glacier National Park (Postponed to 2019)
September 15-20
Rocky Mountain National Park (Completed)
September 23-26
Chaco Culture Light Painting (Completed)
October 12-14
Catskills Night Portraiture (Completed)
November 15-18
Sloss Furnaces (Completed)

Browse by location below.

Passport Series Workshops

Biscayne National Park, Florida—COMPLETED

Kick off 2018 with a Super Blue Moon!

Welcome to the land of the forever horizon, where the clear blue waters and big sky envelop you from all directions. With 95 percent of this park underwater, we will use the marine night skies as a beautiful and surreal backdrop to a variety of unique subject matter. Stilt houses, ornamental lighthouses, grounded chug boats, and the many mangroves that protect Biscayne Bay will be just a few of our stops in Biscayne National Park. 

January 29-February 3, 2018

Passport Series Night Photography Workshop


Capitol Reef National Park, Utah


Plus backcountry add-on adventure at the Cathedrals

Join us for the gently moon-kissed cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges of the classic Utah red-rock Waterpocket Fold. From the lush orchards of Fruita to the rich geological history within Navajo Sandstone, we’ll explore the deep skies of this Gold-Tier Dark Sky Park.

JUNE 17-22, 2018

Passport Series Night Photography Workshop

$1,750 Workshop / $650 Add-on

Glacier National Park, Montana—


Wild and wonderful

This northwestern Montana park contains some of the most wild and diverse ecosystems in the country. Waterfalls, subalpine tundra, soaring rocky mountain peaks, high plains and crystal-clear rivers create breathtaking foregrounds for our night skies.

AUGUST 26-31, 2018,
SEPTEMBER 2-7, 2018 (pOSTPONED TO 2019)

Passport Series Night Photography Workshop

$1,750 (+ first night's lodging for second-week workshops)

Rocky Mountain National Park


Plus add-on night at two forest alpine lakes

Within the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park lie alpine lakes, boulder-strewn tundra, aspen groves that turn gold in fall, and a Milky Way so radiant that you’ll feel you could reach to the sky and brush it with your fingertips. We will venture together into the mountains to photograph all this and more, in one of the most wondrous landscapes in all the national parks. 

September 15-20, 2018

Passport Series Night Photography Workshop

$1,750 Workshop /  $400 Add-On

Redwood National & State Parks—


Magnificent redwood forests

Redwood National and State Parks is composed of three distinct environments—a rocky coastline with steep cliffs and the ubiquitous coastal fog, upland prairies, and of course the magnificent redwood forests that give the park its name. During this workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to develop your night photography skills in all three.

June 25-30, 2018

Passport Series Night Photography Workshop

$3,050 and up


Adventure Series Workshops

Blue Ridge Parkway


Road trip!

The night is falling, and the road is calling. And we will be there, driving and photographing America’s greatest scenic byway. When the sun fades, we’ll bring our cameras along the 469-mile ribbon of national parkland that stretches atop mountain ridges, through farming communities, past historic cabins and mills, alongside meadows and more, while the stars and moon gently shine on the great blacktop river called Blue Ridge Parkway.

July 29 - August 4, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop



Catskill Night Portraiture—COMPLETED

Spring and fall sessions

Master the fundamentals of night portraiture. Mash up night photography with classical portrait lighting to create dramatic long exposure portraits. Unleash your creativity.

SPRING: April 27-29, 2018 (Completed)
FALL: October 12-14, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop



Chaco Culture Advanced Light Painting—COMPLETED

Crafting with light on sacred grounds

The Ancestral Puebloan ruins at Chaco Canyon are the centerpiece of Chaco Culture National Historical Park, and are also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park was also designated as Gold Tier by the International Dark-Sky Association in 2013. Who could ask for more from a night photography location? National Parks at Night aims to do just that. In addition to having rare nighttime access to photograph the park, we will have a ranger-led tour and meet with others with deep knowledge of the Puebloan people and the ruins on New Mexico. This is a full-immersion experience. 

September 23-26, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop



Iceland South Coast


Off the beaten path photo tour

This photo tour will take us along the famous south coast of Iceland, where we will experience the capital city of Reykjavik, bizarre geothermal landscapes, magnificent waterfalls, glacial lagoons, an ice cave, and, with luck, the northern lights. Iceland has seen a huge surge in tourism in recent years, and we will strive to find a balance between getting you to the most important locations, but also some off-the-beaten-path places that are much less visited but equally as interesting. 

March 12-20, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop

$5,495 and up 


Scotland: The Hebrides


Once in a lifetime photo tour

Come explore and photograph some of Scotland’s most interesting places and dramatic landscapes on this first of National Parks at Night’s photo tours of the islands of Scotland. The Hebrides are a widespread and diverse archipelago off the west coast of the mainland. The culture of the residents has been affected by the successive influences of Celtic-, Norse- and English-speaking peoples. We will spend our time on the largest of the inner Hebrides, the Isle of Skye, and the largest of the outer Hebrides, Lewis and Harris. The history of these islands is ever-present in the landscape in the form of Neolithic, Mesolithic and Iron Age archaeological sites. We will explore cultures past and present along with the stunningly diverse landscapes we’ll encounter along the way. 

May 13-23, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop

$5,295 single occupancy / $4,795 double occupancy 


Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark


Focus on black-and-white light painting

The focus of this night photography workshop will be a deep dive into light painting, composition, and black and white photography. Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is an incredible hulk of 20th century metal machinery located on the eastern edge of downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Don’t expect to see many stars in the city, however we will use moonlight and light painting to breathe fire back into the furnaces. 

November 15-18, 2018

Adventure Series Night Photography Workshop