Fade into Night - Seattle, WA


I have been experimenting with a ton of new post processing stuff that I am excited to share with everyone. Also if you haven't heard yet I am teaching an Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshop so grab a spot before it fills up:)

The Shot
I took this shot right down the street from my house. How is that for a good story?
Fade into Nightread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

The Gift - New York City, NY


Today I found another company stealing my photography. It is a huge pain in the ass when I share these images so freely for non-commercial purposes only asking for my name and website to be shared with the photo and this simple task is to hard to complete. The company that illegally used my photos is www.sanfrancisco.travel I would highly recommend not using their site or doing any sort of business with them.

The Shot
I took this early one morning as the light crept into a Manhattan Subway entrance. While my brackets were snapping off the nosy security guard came and gave the usually run around.
The Gift read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Online Star Photography Post Processing Group Workshops


So you're ready to fully unleash the power of Photoshop & Lightroom, allowing you to take your star photography post processing to the next level?

This interactive online group workshop teaches all of the skills required to take an image ( straight out of the camera ) as shown on the left, and turn it into a finished product, as seen on the right. Upon signing up you'll even receive the photo we'll be working on during the workshop, allowing you to follow along at home.
A new photo is selected and post processed / edited for each workshop. This one is from a past workshop.


What You Will Learn

During our time together we will go through my entire star photography post processing workflow covering the skill sets as denoted below. Some of these skill sets may sound complicated, but I promise to make it an easy and educational learning experience.

Scroll to the very bottom of the page to see comments from satisfied students. 

Adobe Lightroom
The workshop is taught using Adobe Lightroom, but you can take the workshop using Adobe Camera Raw and learn just as much.
  • RAW file conversion
  • Color correction
  • Lens Correction Profiles & Adjustments
  • Noise Reduction
  • Luminosity Control / Making the Stars Pop
  • Contrast and levels controls
  • Selective Color Application

Adobe Photoshop
  • Digital Blending
  • Creating and applying luminosity masks (This is what really makes the stars come to life)
  • Using the Channels Module in Photoshop.
  • Using the Layers Module in Photoshop.
  • Selective sharpening (stars only)
  • Selective noise reduction (dark noisy areas only)
  • Final Color Correction
  • Final Edit (Free Transform, artistic cropping)
  • Artistic Vignette / Presentation
  • Final photo presentation and display.
  • Web Sharpening & Preparing photos for online display.

Artistic Vision and Composition 
  • Although many photographers consider this topic something you should only think about while out shooting, I truly believe it is important to apply it at all times during the photographic & creative process. 
  • During our time together I'll touch on key ideas, and through processes that I use every time I sit down to post process a new photo.
  • I'll also be discussing key points that I use while out shooting star photos as well. 
  • You are of course free to ask questions at any time!

Bonus Material for Signing Up - 75$ Value

Along with the great learning experience provided with the workshop you will also get the following sent to your email inbox as soon as you sign up & free of charge.

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Cost - 75$
Sunday, November 9th, 2014 @ 4 PM Pacific Standard Time


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More details below the next photo.
Another photo example from a past workshop.


Learning Format

The class length will run approximately 2 hours.

I will be teaching this workshop in the form of a Google Hangout Video Conference. Google Hangouts allows me to share my screen, my voice, and important information with everyone as we work. ( It's like Skype, but better! )

I'll send you an email upon signup thoroughly explaining how to set everything up and how to prepare for the workshop. It's all very easy!

You will also receive a RAW photo file, the same as the one I'll be working on during the workshop. This will allow you to work along at home, as I teach the workshop.

Along the way we will stop for questions, discussion and further learning. You are free to stop me at any time during the workshop to ask questions or make comments.

There will be a question and answer session / overview at the end of the class where you can ask anything you like. We usually all talk, share photos, discuss photography, travel locations, and other fun stuff like that!


Minimum Requirements

  1. A pair of headphones.
  2. Adobe Lightroom 3 or newer. You can use Adobe Camera RAW and still follow along.
  3. Photoshop CS4 or newer.

Other helpful tools that aren’t required, but very helpful
  • A high speed internet connection. We will be doing a video conference, so this always helps. 
  • An extra screen. This allows you to watch me on one, and post process on the other.
  • Adobe Bridge

Maximum Participants
9 Participants total  ( When the class is sold out, the "BUY BUTTON" will no longer accept payments.

Payment is carried out through PayPal, but you can also pay with credit or debit card.
  1. Upon selecting the Buy Now button below you will be directed a new page.
  2. On this new page select Submit Order.
  3. You will now be redirected to the PayPal checkout screen.
  4. To pay via credit or debit card, select the "Don't Have a PayPal Account?" option. This will direct you to the card payment services.
Reference the remaining information below the payment options for any other questions you may have or shoot me an email to Support@DaveMorrowPhotography.com if you can't find an answer you're looking for:)

Check out all the comments from happy customers below the photos at the bottom of the page if you like:)


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Cost - 75$
Sunday, November 9th, 2014 @ 4 PM Pacific Standard Time


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Sunday, September 7th - SOLD OUT
Friday, July 11th - SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 15th - SOLD OUT
Sunday, October 27th - SOLD OUT
August, 4th - SOLD OUT
May 4th, - SOLD OUT
March 2nd, - SOLD OUT
February 6th, - SOLD OUT
January 4th, - SOLD OUT


CANCELLATION POLICY

I do not have a cancellation policy for this class, the tuition is non-refundable upon purchase. Students that arrive to the class later than 10 minutes after the start time will not be accepted since we will already be well into the learning session. You are welcome to sell your spot to someone if you can not make it, but rescheduling to a future date as makeup will not be allowed. Please make sure to alert me if you sell your workshop spot or will not make it to the workshop for which you have signed up. Thanks for reading my cancelation policy.


Comments from a bunch of happy students right below the next few photos! You can also check out my Complete Star Photography Portfolio if you're interested.
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/05/painted-in-sky-lost-lake-oregon.htmlI've been wanting to get up to Lost Lake to shoot the Milky Way for a while now. After a few failed attempts in the past with clouds covering the sky I finally got a few shots I liked this past weekend.There were intermittent clouds, so I waited and waited and waited until the Mount Hood ( approx 11,000 feet ) and the Milky Way were visible to click off my shutter.In this photo I really wanted to convey the soft light and color tones that the stars leave on the water and surrounding landscapes when there is not much ambient city light to ruin the scene. After standing there long enough, and letting your eyes adjust, the stars twinkle brightly in the water.Thoughts, critique and comments always welcome!This is a single exposure processed in Lightroom & Photoshop.
www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.  We will shoot from the exact location you see in the picture above  Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Run Through the Night - Picture Lake, Washington


All of my star photography workshops at Mount Rainier are now sold out. If you would like a chance to attend one please email me to be placed on the waiting list. There are still some spots left for Crater Lake so grab one while there is still time.

The Shot

I snapped this one off in the Mount Baker Wilderness during the Perseids Meteor Showers this past summer. You can find more of my star shots here: Star Photography Portfolio
Run Through the NightCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? Trust me it's easier than you think. Check out the link below for my summer star photography workshops, where I will teach you everything you need to know. | Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops |

The Gorge - Vik, Iceland


I really like having my photos shared online and make them very easy to share and enjoy, but when I see them shared incorrectly without providing my name & website next to the picture it makes me mad. Mount Rainier National Park is currently incorrectly sharing my picture on Facebook and will not answer me in email or twitter form. The best part is the White House Tweeted the picture on their twitter account which I do find really cool. The tweet below is interactive, go ahead and click...

— The White House (@whitehouse) January 26, 2013


The Shot
This was the picture that I processed in my Free HDR Video Tutorial. I took it on the Southern Coast of Iceland near Vik. If you are ever in Iceland make sure you go to Vik, it is a really cool town with amazing black beaches, and beautiful landscapes. 
The Gorgeread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Miniature Worlds - Yosemite, California


Miniature Worldsread more about my trip to Yosemite National Park at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

The Shot
This is obviously taken at Yosemite National Park, but can anyone guess where in the park? Free set of Star Photography Presets for the first person to answer correctly in the comments section.


Learn Photography


This page is dedicated entirely to teaching you the skills I've learned since picking up a camera a few years back. Both in the field and the post processing skills are covered in the broad range of free and paid tutorials displayed below. Hopefully you enjoy what I've put together here & share it with your friends!

Interested in all the other stuff I use in the field and at the computer? Check out the What's in My Camera Bag Section of this website, or my Free Star Photography Tutorial where I provide a list of cameras and lenses that work great for shooting at night.

There are also some free discount codes at the bottom of this page:)

Welcome Photographers

As goes for all pages, this one is dynamic and will continue to change & grow over time as I learn new skills, tips, tricks and other pertinent information. This being said, feel free to stop back in from time to time, or join my mailing list provided below & get a free eBook.

Download Your Free 39 Page eBook
Below I've provided a free 39 page, Night Sky Exploration & Adventure eBook Bundle, which will be sent directly to your email address as a PDF file. Included in the eBook is everything you will need to get started in Milky Way, Night Sky & Star Trail Photography + some great tools for landscape photography!

Included in the free eBook bundle are the following 5 eBooks
3 Tricks for Focusing at Night
5 Simple Steps to View & Photograph the Night Sky
Dave’s Top 10 Planning Tools for Photography & Hiking
Star / Night Photography Camera & Lens Recommendations
3 Great Hikes for Exploring the Night



Star & Night Photography Tutorials & Tools

 

Dave's Favorite Video Tutorials



General Photography Tutorials


Reviews / Equipment

Discount Codes

I use tons of software when I process photos & two of my favorites are Topaz Labs or HDR Soft the Makers of Photomatix. If you would like a discount when purchasing either of these packages just use the coupon code DAVEMORROWPHOTO when checking out to receive 15% off:) You can also use the same coupon code over at Stuck in Customs to receive a 10% discount on any item.


Here are a few of the photos that I took and post processed using the skills taught above.
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blogpost here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/03/what-dreams-become-crater-lake-oregon.html from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post & sign up for my 2015 & 2016 Star Photography Workshop Mailing list -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/06/2015-2016-star-photography-workshop.htmlIn my opinion this is one of Mount Hood's most under rated vantage points, especially in the winter months. We arrived just after midnight as the rising moon was sitting low in the sky casting shadows and amazing light over most of the landscape.With a tall snow embankment on my left, the moon's light didn't touch the foreground but blazed it's light across the remainder of the landscape. Slight cloud cover gives a nice glow to the stars with Mount Hood looming in the background. When printed full size you can see the snow flakes sparkle in the light, but standing there it almost felt like there were small blinking lights covering the ground.This photo is composed of two shots ( same composition ), 1 at a short exposure time / high ISO to capture the stars without creating star trails. Another shot was taken at lower ISO and longer exposure time to capture the rest of the scene without generating as much noise. These two shots were taken seconds apart to capture what I saw that night. Fresh snow + night skies = Good times! from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/01/synesthesia-san-francisco-california.html from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/05/painted-in-sky-lost-lake-oregon.htmlI've been wanting to get up to Lost Lake to shoot the Milky Way for a while now. After a few failed attempts in the past with clouds covering the sky I finally got a few shots I liked this past weekend.There were intermittent clouds, so I waited and waited and waited until the Mount Hood ( approx 11,000 feet ) and the Milky Way were visible to click off my shutter.In this photo I really wanted to convey the soft light and color tones that the stars leave on the water and surrounding landscapes when there is not much ambient city light to ruin the scene. After standing there long enough, and letting your eyes adjust, the stars twinkle brightly in the water.Thoughts, critique and comments always welcome!This is a single exposure processed in Lightroom & Photoshop. from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/12/naiads-ghost-spirit-falls-washington.html from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/11/spires-mount-rainier-washington.html From www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/03/solace-xingping-china.html from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Don't Look Back Now - Snoqualmie Falls, Washington


There are all those normal (strange?) people in this world that walk around everyday doing and saying just what they are supposed to, then there are those that decide to live it up and do something different... which one are you, or is there a way to do both? Just a few thoughts to start/end or breakup your day. Don't let it slip by to easily;)

The Shot
I have only been out to shoot sunset at Snoqualmie Falls one time and I got lucky, it was beautiful. The clouds were everything you could ask for and the light was amazing. I grabbed this shot a while after the sun dropped over the horizon. I actually prefer shots after the sun has set, I find the color to be a lot nicer and the photo much easier to process.
Don't Look Back Nowfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

The San Fran Man - San Francisco, California


Sitting around today I got what some call an "AH HA" moment. This idea or moment as some may call it is going to be a blast to share with everyone in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Here are  a few hints... 1) It's online 2) It's interactive 3) It involves star photography 4) Post processing is also involved .. Any guesses on what it might be? For you non-photographers out there, just skip all this non-sense and enjoy the pic below:)

The Shot
Walking around Chinatown in San Francisco is a blast especially during a warm day when people are out walking around all over the place. If you're into taking pictures of people or people watching in general this is an awesome spot to hang out. I don't post many pictures of people, but it doesn't mean I don't have a million of them on my computer.... do you guys like this kinda shot?
The San Fran Manfind more shots from my travels to San Francisco at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Fly Away - Seattle, Washington


Lots of moves being made on new tutorials, workshops, and fun photography stuff in general. For those of you that like to see how these shots are processed in Photoshop, I have provided some info on my Post Processing: Before & After Page

The Shot
A capture from where? Oh yeah Gasworks Park, if you haven't been there to photograph, relax or enjoy a warm sunday afternoon and currently reside in the city of Seattle you are failing. Google map it right now, trust me you will be glad you did:)
Fly Awaymore Seattle adventures at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Reach for the Sky - Mount Rainier National Park


I have added another location to my Under the Stars Photography workshops for the summer. And the location is... drum roll.... Crater Lake National Park. This is one of my favorite spots to shoot the stars and I wanted to share in the fun with everyone. I have also updated my workshops page which can be found below.

The Shot
Walking through the woods in the early morning and mid afternoon always produces some amazing light and shots, here is another one I captured at Mount Rainier National Park.
Reach for the Skyread more about my trip to Mount Rainier at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Crater Lake Star Photography Workshops


Located in Oregon's high desert region Crater Lake is well known for it's unique landscapes, beautiful vistas, and of course clear, dark night skies.

This workshop will take you to some of Crater Lake's best Milky Way, night sky and star photography locations, providing in depth one on one and group instruction along the way. Complete details, including what you will learn below the next photo.
You will learn how to take and edit / post process star trail photos as well as still frame photos during the workshop. This was taken from a view point high above Crater Lake. We will visit a ton of great location within the park during the workshop.
Star Trails Over Crater Lake - Oregon || We will shoot from this location and many more during this year's workshops. 

Overview

During this workshop you will be receiving  in depth 1 on 1 and group instruction, providing beginners with a strong foundation to build upon and already knowledgeable star photographers more information and new views to work with. We will start the workshop out with a sunset shoot, then move directly into our star photography session learning all of the topics provided below. An optional sunrise shoot at another one of my favorite locations is also provided for anyone that wants to join!

This workshop includes 8+ hours of photography instruction and exploration in the pristine wilderness of Crater Lake National Park.  Please reference the "What Will I Learn?" Section for full details on the skill sets and specific instruction you will receive during the workshop. Answers to all other questions you may have as well as signup and payment options are provided below that.

If you're interested in seeing all of my star photos or want to learn a little bit more about myself, the Full Star Photography Portfolio & About Me Page should be helpful.

Please contact me at Workshops@DaveMorrowPhotography.com if you have any questions that are not covered in the following paragraphs starting right below the next two pictures.
A few of my star photography students woke up to shoot sunrise with me after a long night of shooting the stars at Mount Rainier. The lucky ones were still  warm and sleeping :)
A Few Workshop Students Woke Up to Shoot Sunrise After a Long Night of Star Photography - Note: Taken at Mount Rainier National Park

What Will I Learn?

Although I do provide Lightroom and Photoshop tutorials as free and added bonus with the workshop, you do not need to know anything about either program, nor own any post processing programs to get the full benefits of the workshop.

You will receive a copy of my Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorials & Under the Stars Lightroom 4 & 5 Presets and my new eBook, Photograph the Night Sky as an added bonus for attending the workshop. These videos will show you how to fully post process your star shots from start to finish and the eBook will provide you with future reference material for all the skills we cover at the workshop. Upon payment for the workshop you will receive the videos right away, no need to wait til the summer:)
  • Learn the key points of planning for your adventure to the stars or your shoot as some call it.
  • In depth knowledge of "The BIG 3", ISO, Aperture and Exposure and how they pertain to the broad array of night shots you may want to capture.
  • The 500 Rule: Selecting the optimal exposure time for different star photography scenarios.
  • Troubleshooting 101: How to set up for the perfect night shot in any conditions. This includes focusing at night, multiple exposure images, etc.
  • Using your creativity and external light sources to bring the night to life, while still capturing a natural looking and well lit photo.
  • How to capture great shots of the Milky Way and the other worlds that surround us.
  • How to photograph star trails while decreasing noise or light pollution in your shots and a basic verbal overview of using Photoshop Blend Modes to combine these shots.
  • The ability to capture a sharp foreground as well as the Milky Way or stars in the background.
  • Using multiple exposures, settings, and advanced tools to improve the level of your star photography.
  • Depth of Field Blending to achieve ultimate sharpness throughout the entire picture. Techniques provided for night/star and landscape ( sunrise / sunset ) photography. We will cover how to effectively capture the full depth of field using multiple exposures, as well as a verbal overview on how to combine them using Photoshop.
  • Effectively capturing all necessary RAW picture data in the field, to minimize post processing at home and come away with over all better photos. This part of the workshop ensures that you did not blow out highlights, lose dark areas, or degrade any of the color or other picture data while out shooting. It's nice to leave each shoot knowing you got the shots you wanted, without any doubts. We will cover all these bases for landscape ( sunset / sunrise ) and night/star photography.
  • Open floor session. Each one of you provide something you would like to learn and we will all go through the process step by step.
  • The sunset shooting session will also include my "In the Field" landscape photography workflow providing all the tricks and techniques I use to capture all of my non-night related photos.
Anything else you may want to learn, as I stated above, these workshops are anything goes... so ask away:)

The workshop schedule & more details below the following picture.
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blog post here -->http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2013/12/flyin-high-crater-lake-oregon.html
The Milky Way Rising - Another location we will visit and photograph at the workshop. 


What Should I Bring With Me?

Please note you can take the workshop without all of the following requirements, but I can not promise you will achieve the great results you would otherwise.

A DSLR Camera, any will do, but keep in mind star photography is one of the few fields where a better camera really does help to produce better results. A full frame / 35mm sensor will really help you to capture the best of the stars, but is not required. Renting a camera and lenses is always a great option. There are a bunch of websites that provide this service. Here are a few: Some great & affordable options for full frame rentals are the Nikon D700 or the Cannon 5DMKII.
www.lensrentals.com
www.borrowlenses.com
For those of you from the Seattle Area, Glazer's Camera has one of the best and more affordable rental programs around.

  • A wide angle lens is very important. Any lens between 8mm-24mm will work depending on your camera. You will also need an aperture of at least f/3.5 minimum speed. These can also be rented at the links provided above. I currently shoot with a Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G a Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 fisheye and a Nikon D800 for all my star shots.
  • A tripod. Any will work but the bigger/stronger the better.
  • A big memory card. Two 16-32 GB cards are preferable.
  • Batteries, batteries, batteries, I carry at least 2. Long exposures drain the battery quickly. I also carry a car cigarette lighter plug inverter in my car. It is not necessary, but nothing's wrong with more battery juice for an early morning shoot or a quick power up on the way to a new location. You can find them at Walmart or online for 20-30$. Here is an example.
  • Camera Timer - Even a cheap knock off works, check reviews online before buying these brands to avoid a let down.
  • Waterproof / resistant hiking boots with good tread. We may experience some melted snow on the ground. 
  • Tons of clothes. The weather is extreme on the crater and it's better safe than sorry. A wind breaker is always great to have. Temperatures can range between 40-75 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Gloves
  • Lots of bug spray.
  • A head lamp, It does not have to be anything expensive, but must have RED light option. Something like THIS works just fine.
  • Tasty treats, snacks, food or anything you may like to eat or drink over the time we are together. Food is not included in the workshop cost, nor will it be provided.
  • Water for the night and the next day. A 2 day water supply is the best bet:)

 

Workshop Schedule

We will be meeting at the Crater Lake Lodge Parking Lot in the late afternoon on the date of your workshop.

Upon signing up you will receive an email from me which provides you with the GPS coordinates for this location as well as a map view. The email will also provide you with meeting times and other logistics that you will need for the workshop.

After that I will drive as lead vehicle as we head to our first location for a sunset shoot.

From there we will work our way around to some of my other favorite locations within the park to capture the stars, Milky Way & night sky.

The workshop will end at approximately 2-3AM.

From there you are welcome to grab a quick nap and join me for a sunrise shoot or call it a night.

Workshop sign up right below the next photo!
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comRead the full blogpost here --> http://www.davemorrowphotography.com/2014/03/what-dreams-become-crater-lake-oregon.html
One of the locations we will be shooting at. Note: There will not be so much snow during our workshop. 

Registration & Payment

The cost of the workshop is 325$.

I limit workshops to 8 students to ensure maximum time with each participant . When the workshop is sold out, you will no longer be able to make a payment by selecting the dates below.

Upon payment you will receive an email providing you with full logistics including meeting times and locations.

My refund and cancellation policy, as well as some other info is included below the sign up and payment section. 

Secure payment is carried out through PayPal, but you can also pay with credit or debit card. Follow the step by step instructions below to pay using either method. I only accept full payments for my one night workshops.
  1. Click on the workshop date in which you would like to attend below. 
  2. A sales page will open showing the date you selected. On the bottom right side of this page, select Submit Order.
  3. Your cart will be prepared for you on a new page.
  4. If you are paying with PayPal you are now at the PayPal log in page. Go ahead and log in to pay.
  5. If you are paying via credit or debit card select the Pay with a debit or credit card option below the PayPal log in area.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me at Workshops@DaveMorrowPhotography.com.  Upon initial email contact I would be happy to talk with you over the phone as well.

To sign up and pay, click the date below in which you would like to attend.

Sign Up - September, 2015 Workshop Dates


Thursday, September 17th, 2015 - 8 Spots Remain

Friday, September 18th, 2015 - 6 Spots Remain

Saturday, September 19th, 2015 - 6 Spots Remain


Cancellation Policy

The workshop will only be canceled if the weather conditions are dangerous and may cause safety issues such as lightening or extreme snow/rain. Due to the dynamic and ever changing weather at Crater Lake, this can only be decided on location at the time of the workshop. Please note, refunds will NOT be given due to workshop cancellation for dangerous weather as denoted above. If you are planning on spending more than 500$ for the workshop + travel included, it may be a good idea to purchase trip / workshop insurance in case of cancellation due to weather or unforeseen events.  Due to the fact that there are many different travel / trip insurance companies out there I do not directly provide any options on this website, but do highly recommend looking into it.


Transportation

You are responsible for your own transportation to/from the workshop and within the park during the workshop. During the workshop I will be driving as the lead vehicle to the different destinations making it easy for everyone to find their way around. I will provide detailed instructions on driving directions, along with other necessary info through email to everyone that signs up. During the summer when these workshops are held you will be able to travel throughout the park with any type of vehicle.


Can I Bring a Friend?

Of course, if your friend is to carry a camera they must pay for the workshop, if they do not have a camera it is free of charge. We are shooting in a National Park after all, I do not own the land, nor care if we have some people that want to star gaze with us:)

Refund Policy

If you are not able to make the workshop for any reason you may cancel up to 60 days in advance and receive a refund of 100$ out of the 325$. Within 60 days of the workshops no refunds can be given. If you can find someone to directly fill your spot this is acceptable as well. The monetary transfer shall be between the two parties and not involve Dave Morrow Photography. Please let me know if you decide to take this route for paperwork reasons.

Lodging Arrangements 

The workshop wraps up around 2-3AM, giving us 2-3 hours before sunrise. Since there is an optional sunrise shoot, I suggest anyone that wants to partake in this shoot take a quick nap in their car.

If you are not planning on shooting sunrise and would like lodging for the night or at any time during your stay Crater Lake's Lodging and Camping Pages have more details. 
Another option is finding a local place to stay on websites such AirBNB & Orbitz. I use both of these sites while out traveling and find them to work very well.

Here are a few more of my favorite star shots:
from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops
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Nothing's Shocking - Ruby Beach, WACheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops Galaxy Number 9 - Lake Tahoe, NVread more about my trip to Lake Tahoe at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comSo I figured it was time to give the D800 a run at high ISO and long exposure at the same time. This shot was taken as ISO640 with an exposure time of 628 seconds. I usually don't turn on Long Exposure NR, but for this it's a must. Still a lot of noise in the RAW file, but not enough to destroy the picture. Hope you like it:) from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops from www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com When We Were Stars - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops Come Join Us - Second Beach, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops Star Dance - Rowena Crest, ORread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops The Dream Catcher - Palouse, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops The Night Watch- Ruby Beach, WAfrom www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops A Passing Glimpse - Mount St. Helens, Washingtonread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops When Worlds CollideCheck out my FREE Star Photography Tutorial  and  Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorial  Ready to learn star photography? My summer star photography workshop schedule for 2014 is now up and running.Under the Stars Night Photography Workshops

Don't Let Go She Said - Shanghai, China


Another day of weekend recovery, lots of good food, beer, and football. I needed a quick break from photography so I took the weekend off, hopefully tomorrow is loaded with energy and inspiration.

The Shot
Shanghai is filled with amazing subways, I spent an entire day lost in the maze of their public transportation system and finished it all off with a couple of drinks at the tallest bar the world.
Don't Let Go She Saidread more on my travels to China at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

High Dynamic Range - Round One


This was one of the first shots I processed in HDR which was taken way back in December of 2011. Looking through some old shots today I found it and decided to post... For those of you interested in the HDR technique or how to take these shots in general you can find more on the righthand side bar. This link on HDR Tips & Tricks should get you started as well.

The Shot
If you haven't explored the Golden Gardens area of Seattle yet get out there and do it. This spot is great for anyone, not just photographers.

32 Hours & Counting - Kirkjufellfoss, Iceland


I was thrown a few curve balls today which may allow me to have off work for an extending period of time in the near future... And I can't wait! I know most of you may know about this, but I really want to make sure no one misses my Under the Stars Summer Workshops.

The Shot
I would consider Kirkjufellfoss my second favorite waterfall in Iceland. On the other hand I have not seen them all which means a trip back to the island seems perfectly necessary. I took this one after being up for hours on end. As soon as the sun was up we set up shop at the bottom of the falls and got some sleep.
32 Hours & Countingread more about my adventures in Iceland at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com

Sounds of the City - San Francisco, California


Due to high demand upon selling out my first two star workshops, I opened another in August. Find out more at my Under the Stars Summer Workshops Page.

The Shot
Downtown San Francisco is a great place for street photography, here is a random snapshot I took while exploring the city. I always find it a fun and amuzing game to see what I can turn into an interesting shot.
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If Only in My Mind - Snoqualmie National Forest


Well I folded once again and bought tickets to ULTRA Music Festival, nothing like random decisions at the last minute. It should be another awesome 3 day weekend in Miami FL.

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The Shot
I gotta mix things up once in a while so here it goes... This night brought a vivid sunset, but instead of shooting directly into the sun I decided to walk around in the woods for a bit and see what I could find. The light through the trees was vivid and dreamy and the sound of nothing was ever-present. Feel free to use it as your desktop background.
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