Advanced Moon Photography


September 12, 2020

38 in stock

Advanced Moon Photography

Would you like to learn how to take your moon photographs from this,

to this?

This amount of detail and color is achieved during processing.  Many photos are combined, or stacked, and then processed to bring out the details and color.  The colors are present in single photos, but it requires the stacking of many photos to allow the processing to bring them out.

We are trying something new and exciting for this workshop.  It is structured so that you can photograph the moon at your convenience, rather that meeting at a specific place and time as a group to photograph the moon.  After you sign up, we will send you a very detailed instruction document on how to photograph the moon in preparation for processing your photographs to bring out the details and colors of the moon.  The time before or after a full moon often allows for more shadow detail on the surface because the moon is not being lit straight on by the sun.  We have also set multiple dates on which those who are interested can meet with us and we will help you photograph the moon.  The dates to photograph with us are listed below.

We have allowed plenty of time for you to photograph the moon from your home, or any location you choose on your own.  We will conduct a post processing class via Zoom on September 12th, 2020 to show you how to combine your photographs and process them to achieve results similar to the above.  You will receive the link to the Zoom event a few days prior to the meeting time.  The Zoom class will be recorded.  You will be given a link to it after the class so you can refer back to it.  if circumstances prevent you from participating in the Zoom meeting, you will still benefit from the instructions and the recording of the class.


You should photograph the moon on one or more nights between now and September 12th, 2020.  DO NOT wait until the last day to make your moon photographs.  You will need to do a bit of processing prior to the class.  It will also help in case your first try does not produce the results you want.

We will meet at a location to be determined on the following nights if you would like help in photographing the moon, or would like to you our lenses on your camera.  We each have a Sigma 150-600 mm lens for Nikon, Canon, and Sony cameras.

Photograph the Moon with Us

  • July 31 at 9:30 PM

If you wish to attend one of the above dates, please email us at with your date preference.  We will have Sigma 150-600 mm lenses for you to use.

We will conduct the Zoom (online) processing class on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10:00 am.

What you need:

  • Any camera you choose to photograph the moon
  • The longest lens you have, at least 200 mm.  400-600 mm or greater is best
  • Remote shutter release
  • Lightroom and/or Photoshop
  • RegiStax 6 - Windows (
  • DxO Nik Plugins (Optional)
  • Skylum Luminar (Optional)


Any location you choose.  There is no limit on class size for this workshop.


  • David Soldano (Sony)
  • Ken Childress (Nikon)
  • Lars Leber (Canon)

Learn more about us here. We have years of experience with Canon, Nikon and Sony Camera systems, so we can provide in-depth assistance with your particular camera.

Refund Policy

No Refunds

Because we are sending out very detailed instructions for photographing the moon, and then for processing the moon, there are no refunds once you sign up.  In the event you are unable to participate in the online processing class, the instructions you receive will provide you with all the information needed to process your photos in detail.


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