Cottonwood Pass Milky Way Workshop June 2020


June 19, 2020

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Cottonwood Pass Milky Way Photography Workshop

This adventure will be a to trek to Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista to photograph the Milky Way arching over the iconic switchback at the top of the pass. We will set-up the shot, provide the car light trails and show you how to create your very own image just like that.

After capturing the switchback image, we will proceed along the pass road where we will be photographing the Milky Way over a classic tree stand, plus a couple other compositions. A full night of capturing fantastic Milky Way images you'll be proud to share and hang in your home.

As always, we will provide you with a guide to your camera settings and shooting tips, then assist you at the shoot site, then provide a post-production video, so your image will come out great.


  • 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.


Friday, June 19, 2020, 6:30 PM to Saturday, June 20, 2020, 2:00 AM MDT

We will meet at a location in Buena Vista, load up, and drive to Cottonwood Pass for a night of photographing under the stars.

Saturday night, June 20, 2020 will be used as a backup date in case the conditions do not permit us to hold the workshop on Friday night.

What you need

• Camera
• Fast lens (f/2.8 or faster), wide angle ideal
• Tripod
• Shutter release
• Dress warmly in layers


We will be photographing the Milky Way at multiple locations at the top of Cottonwood Pass near Buena Vista, Colorado and stops on the way back down. Parking is close to the location where we will be photographing the Milky Way, so no strenuous hiking will be involved. Please wear proper footwear. Conditions can be damp and/or muddy due to snow or melting snow. We will sent out the specific meeting location information for those who RSVP for the workshop.

Class size is limited to 12, so sign up right away.

Cottonwood Pass

Refund Policy

A full refund will be given is cancellation is made two weeks prior to the workshop date, June 4, 2020. If cancellation is made after this date, a refund will be given is the spot is able to be filled by another participant. All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation fee.

Weather conditions can be unpredictable. We will be watching the weather and forecast as the date approaches. If we have to cancel due to weather, we will issue full refunds.

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