Milky Way On the Plains Photography Workshop May 2020


May 22-23, 2020

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Would you like an introduction to Milky Way and night photography, or would you like to sharpen your skills for the Milky Way season?  This workshop is for you.

We will take you to some of our favorite locations in eastern El Paso county under some very dark skies to photograph the Milky Way as it arches over the eastern sky.  This workshop is a great introduction to photographing the Milky Way, or to sharpen your skills for this year's Milky Way photography season.

American Photo Treks will provide you detailed instructions on camera settings and lens selections to help you prepare for the workshop.  We'll provide any help or instruction that you need during the workshop to ensure that you capture photos you'll be excited about.


  • 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.


We will meet Friday, May 22, 2020 at 9:30 pm.  The Milky Way rises at 10:20 pm, so be on time so we can be set up at our first location and catch it arching over the eastern horizon. We will be parking close to the location where we will be photographing the Milky Way, so no strenuous hiking will be involved.

Saturday night, May 23, 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:

  • DSLR capable of ISO 3200 plus
  • A couple of fast lenses f2.8 or better
  • Remote shutter release
  • Headlight
  • Warm clothing


We will be photographing in the country east of Colorado Springs. 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.

Refund Policy

Class A Workshops

These are workshops that will take place on a single day, or a single night.  Refunds are given if the participant cancels two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop.  If cancellation occurs within the two-week period prior to the workshop, a refund will be given if the spot is able to be filled by another participant.  All refunds are subject to a 10% cancellation fee.

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