Photographing the Stars Night Sky Photography Workshops

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**Location will be determined by Scott and emailed to all participants three days before the event. It is not being held at the location listed here** Social Distancing guidelines from the CDC and the Governor or Virginia will be followed.

Shenandoah National Park is just over 70 miles from our Nation’s Capital, and is a favorite for the outdoor enthusiast There are scenic drives, cascading waterfalls, hiking, biking, spectacular vistas, tranquil hollows and an abundance of wildlife. Whether you want to take an all day drive down the Skyline Drive or are ready for some back-country camping along the Appalachian Train, this park has everything for everyone.

Professional landscape photographer Scott Turnmeyer calls Shenandoah National Park home, only living a few miles from the quiet and peaceful entrance in Front Royal, VA. Scott has spent countless hours in the park photographing sunrises, sunsets, waterfalls, wildlife and so much more. He knows the lay of the land, the best photo spots, how the weather moves and changes, timing of the sun and moon, and so much more. He now offers his experience and guidance to everyone with the photography passion or interest.

Scott offers multiple photography workshops within Shenandoah National Park each year. Everything from the long and more strenuous multi-mile hikes to the shoot location, to the drive sunsets or sunrises at only the best overlooks in the park. Scott has it all planned out and something for everyone. Each workshop consists of a different experience, and with weather, seasons and wildlife changes, no two workshops are ever the same. Each workshop has 2 guides, both CPR certified and permitted to run tours within the Shenandoah National Park. Scott is there the entire time to help you with composition, camera settings, light painting (night workshops) and much more. He is happy to share his expertise to help you get amazing photos.

This workshop, “Photographing the Stars Night Sky Photography Workshop”, is great for everyone who has a manual mode camera and wants to get some great night sky shots. Scott will take you to the best spot for the given time of year and weather scenario to get some fantastic shots along the Skyline Drive. You will work with the Milky Way (different areas at different times of the year), silhouettes, light painting and more. It's always a great time. There may be a short walk but, no strenuous hiking. 

There is a max of 12 individuals in this workshop.

What is required:

  • Camera with charged battery(ies) and clear memory cards
  • Camera with manual settings
  • Tripod
  • Proper clothing for being outside the vehicle for a couple of hours (it is usually 10 degrees cooler at location than at the lower altitudes)
  • Red flashlight

What is recommend, but not required:

  • Bug spray
  • Remote Trigger
  • Mask

Only pre-registered attendees are allowed. All individuals will be required to sign a waiver of liability for both Scott Turnmeyer Photography and the Shenandoah National Park. Participants may be required to pay park entry and meet at the shoot location.

Minimum of 3 registrations needed for workshop to take place.

Cancellation Policy: Any workshop or class can be cancelled 7 days or more before the schedule event start time for a full refund. Photographer reserves the right to change or modify the workshop due to weather conditions. If weather prohibits the workshop from happening registrants will be automatically moved to the next schedule workshop of the same theme.

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