Dave Morrow Photography: 1 on 1 Personal Instruction

1 on 1 Personal Instruction

Are you interested in learning how to post process some amazing photos and learning the tricks I use  to obtain the results seen on DaveMorrowPhotography.com? Maybe an in the field workshop at some of the Pacific Northwest's most amazing locations is right up your alley? A personal 1 on 1 workshop would greatly improve any of these skills in the field or on the computer. So why waste hours and hours digging through internet articles for answers that may or may not work, or messing around with your cameras settings without getting the exact results you actually want? I have listed all my course options below, so don't wait, book a class today! We can work online through a Google+ Chat session or plan a trip to one of the Pacific Northwest's beautiful photography locations.

If you are interested shoot me an email at David.R.Morrow32@Gmail.com with the title "1 on 1 Instruction" and we will set up your lesson plan and schedule a time slot to start learning.

I know some of you out there would rather just learn on your own, that's why I provide my Star Photography Post Processing Video Tutorials as well:)

To see some examples of the post processing techniques you can learn in a standard class, check out my Post Processing: Before & After page.

In the Field Instruction

Cost per Person

1 Person - 500$
2 People - 900$
3 People - 1350$
*All prices include locations within 3 hours of Seattle WA. Extra fuel/travel surcharge depending on 3+ hour locations.

Included in Workshop

  • Sunset shoot and blue hour shoot ( Approx. 2 hours )
  • Night Photography / Stars / Milky Way ( Approx. 3 hours )
  • Blue Hour / Sunrise Shoot ( Approx. 1.5 hours )
  • Post Workshop Discussion & Review ( Approx. 1 hour ) - This is done over breakfast / coffee / tea after the sunrise shoot.
  • Star Photography Post Processing & Luminosity Masking Video Tutorials 

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 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. Upon payment for the workshop you will receive the videos right away, no need to wait til your workshop date.

  • 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/sunrise 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:)

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.
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.
  • Tons of clothes. The weather is extreme in the Pacific Northwest and it's better safe than sorry. A wind breaker is always great to have.
  • 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, did I say water? I usually buy a gallon jug and bring it along with me just in case!

Not Included in Workshop:
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Equipment
  • Trip Insurance
  • etc. 

Online Post Processing Instruction


  • 200$ for up to 120 minutes of instruction. 

Class Options:

  • Introduction to Photoshop 101: Beginner Class only: Always been intimidated by Photoshop? Don't worry, it's not that bad, the program is actually very friendly upon learning a few simple tools and tricks. In this course we will go through some basic functions such as masks, curves, levels and some manual blending. This course also covers a bunch of cool beginner tricks that will take your pictures to the next level.
  • Star Photography Post Processing: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced Class: My full star photography post processing workflow will be covered in our session together.
  • HDR Photography Post Processing: Beginner,  Intermediate or Advanced Class
  • Luminosity Masking Techniques & Photoshop Actions: This class requires Photoshop CS4 or above.  I will cover my full luminosity masking workflow from beginning to end, teaching you all the tips & tricks used along the way.
Some example pictures....
read more about my trip to Eagle Creek at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
read more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
Lost: In the Valley of Dreams - Washington Stateread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck 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
As It Fades - Palouse, Washingtonread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com
read the full story at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.comCheck 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 Blue Pill Makes Me.... - Ecola State Park, Oregonread more at www.DaveMorrowPhotography.com


  1. I guess being like our photographer perth won't be as easy as I thought. Honestly, I wasn't expecting to have to learn that many things.

    1. It's all up to you how much you learn, but for me learning is the fun part:)


Other Interesting Posts