*SOLD OUT* August 25-27th - Mt Rainier National Park, WA - 3 Day Workshop - Sean Parker

Mt. Rainier National Park

Astrophotography Workshop - Seattle, Washington


Have you ever wanted to photograph the bright and vivid milkway in the beautiful Mt Rainier National Park? If so, this workshop is for you!


Soaring over 14,000 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier is an iconic part of the Seattle skyline. Not only is the mountain iconic from afar, but within Mt. Rainier National Park you’ll experience some of the most pristine wilderness in Western Washington. From meadows full of wildflowers to alpine lakes with mirror-like reflections to some of the most amazingly dark skies in the Pacific Northwest, MRNP is the perfect place for stargazing and astrophotography. From beginners to professionals, this workshop is geared for all skill levels!

This workshop is now SOLD OUT! Please email me if you'd like to be put on a waiting list or if you'd like to schedule a private workshop for August 23rd, 24th, or 27th


Dates: August 25th - 27th

Class Size: 7

Spots Available: 0

Difficulty: Easy

Investment: $799

Photos courtesy of Corey Clarke who will be joining us during the workshop.


Testimonials

-"If you're considering attending one of Sean Parker's workshops, let me say as an alumni that after spending a few informative and inspirational days with Sean, you will be prepared to photograph EPIC star pictures of the kind that you now can only dream about. I highly recommend that you book Sean's workshop now!" -Tony Prince

-"This workshop was wonderful to attend. Each individual student got as much assistance and instruction as needed. The opportunity to create dramatic images becomes much easier after working with the Starman, Sean Parker." -Gary Smith

-"After attending Sean's amazing workshop, I took the post processing class. The photo was nice to start, but after learning how to edit, the whole thing popped! It made a world of difference. I would highly recommend his workshops!" - Amy Utter


Overview

This is a 3 day, 2 night workshop class which includes sunset shooting, 2-nights of milkyway photography, and a post-production class. A 2 night course gives us enough time to explore numerous locations and utilize all the information we learn during the workshop. 2 night participants also receive a free 3 hour Post-Processing course on the final day! We'll spend the first hour during our meet-and-greet discussing camera settings & other pre-shoot information via oral presentation and 4-5 hours photographing the stars above using different techniques listed below. This is a 6 person max workshop. Smaller class sizes allows the best possible learning conditions in a group setting, and is more personal. If you would like a private 1-on-1 workshop, that can be arranged before or after these dates. Please email me if you are interested in doing so.

What Will I Learn?

-How to prepare for your shoot.

-Camera & lens overview.

-Camera exposure settings for optimal imagery.

-How to focus your lens at night.

-A general astronomy course so you can easily understand moon cycles, earth’s orbit, how to find the milkyway, planets, meteor showers, etc.

-How to photograph the milkyway, capture star trails, long exposures, and light painting.

-Special tips and techniques.

-Advanced camera techniques for focus and exposure blending.

-Verbal post-processing overview. Post processing is included in the workshop for 2-night students. 

-Social Media & Business Tips.

What Will I Need?

-A DSLR Camera that can perform in Manual (M) Mode and user manual.

-At least 2 fully charged camera batteries and 16GBs of memory card storage.

-A WIDE angle lens that is at least 24mm with an aperture of f/2.8 or faster is recommended. However, I recommend shooting 24-50mm of just the mountain and stars.  Lens Rental is available through borrowlenses.com if necessary. Students get 20% off!

-Shutter Release or Intervalometer (Please email me camera make/model so I can find the right one for you.)

-Tripod.

-Headlamp.

-Warm clothes.

-Bug Repellent.

-Camping Chair.

-Food and snacks.

Workshop attendees will also get an Overview PDF at the end of the workshop and exclusive access to my Facebook Alumni group! In this group I have over 65+ members who have attended my workshop and is a great place to post questions, events, and even meet up with fellow alumni's! 


Post Processing

Post Processing is included in this workshop for attendees on the final day in our hotel's business meeting room. I will teach you my successful workflow all the way form importing to exporting your images. You will learn some of the best ways to adjust your photos and reduce noise that is associated with nightscape photography. We will cover how to enhance your photos through Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Starstax. These are programs I use and they are the best for making your images really stand out! Please have these programs installed on your laptop before the workshop. You can download a 30 Day Trial from Adobe


Location & Accommodation

This workshop will be held in pre-selected locations in Mount Rainier National Park. Mt. Rainier diverse landscape gives us plenty of dramatic compositions.  Since everyone has different needs, you will need to take care of your own accommodation. There is plenty of camping available in the park if you are feeling adventurous. For those who want to stay in a hotel, I recommend staying as close to Mt Rainer as possible to reduce drive time.



Difficulty

I welcome all skill levels to my workshops. Please keep in mind that this is not a photography 101 course, so all participants should have working knowledge how to navigate their camera menus and a basic understanding shooting in Manual mode. I keep my group sizes small so I can attend to each individuals needs throughout the workshop and rarely bring out my camera. If you are worried about not receiving enough direction or you have never shot the night sky before, please consider taking a Private 1-on-1 Workshop. As far as physically difficulty is concerned, there is very minimal hiking involved. We will be close to our cars but be prepared to walk on desert terrain to certain locations.


Terms and Conditions / Cost

$749 per participant and $675 for returning attendees. Must be 18 or older to sign-up. Prices do not include meals, accommodations, transportation, or park fees. Weather is unpredictable. Weather may compromise our photography shooting conditions but lessons will continue if the conditions permit. Wildflowers should still be in peak at this time but I cannot guarantee they will be. A $475 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your space in a workshop. If weather does cancel our workshop, the non refundable deposit will be transferred towards another workshop of your choice. Reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance. Please read all terms and conditions and contact me if needed.

What's Included:

- All access to my brain which includes any questions, recommendations, critiques, or anything photography related.

- Classroom Presentation

- Hands on instruction

- Photography Permit

- Water and Snacks

- Workflow, field, and classroom instruction

- Post-Processing course to get the best out of your photos!

- Transportation (2 spots available in my vehicle on a first come first serve basis.)  


What's Not Included

- Airfare

- Food and Lodging

- Park Fees 

- Photography Equipment Insurance 


Registration

Use the Paypal buttons below to pay the deposit or full amount. If you have any hesitation about signing up, check out the Testimonials at the bottom of the page where clients have shared their experiences. You will receive a detailed itinerary upon completion of payment. By registering, you agree to my terms and conditions.

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Questions?

Please visit my Workshop Information & F.A.Q page for more information, frequently asked questions, and general inquiries. If you don't find your answer there, please contact me!


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