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Thursday, October 25, 2018

NightScaper Conference Schedule

Day and Night activities scheduled each day.

Conference Schedule:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - check into any Moab hotel, or stay at the Marriott Springhill Suites and Fairfield Inn Suites (right next to each other). These are our conference hotels and they are also closest hotels to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We've reserved a block of rooms for our conference guests at a special discounted rate. Book your room now, as these rooms will go fast (you have until March 15, 2019 to cancel, should your plans change). The average rate for national brand hotel rooms in Moab is about $249/night. Your special rate for these beautiful Marriott rooms are $199 and $189 per night, respectively (normal rates in May are $293 and $273 per night)!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • 8:00 AM - Conference Room Opens - Receive Registration lanyard
  • 8:00 AM - Vendor tables/booths open
  • 9:30 AM - Christine Kenyon ~ Answers to Common Nightscape Questions
  • 10:30 AM - Clarence Spencer ~ Astro-Modified Cameras
  • 11:30 PM - Break for lunch
  • 12:00 PM - Free Luncheon ~ Sponsored by Pictureline
  • 1:30 PM - Conference Room Opens ~ Bring your Lanyard
  • 2:00 PM - Wayne Pinkston ~ Putting the Landscape Back in Landscape Astrophotography
  • 3:00 PM - Wayne Pinkston ~ Putting the Landscape Back in Landscape Astrophotography - Part II
  • 4:00 PM - Mike Shaw ~ Nightscape Composites and Blends – A How-To Guide
  • 5:00 PM - Photog Adventures - Brendon Porter & Aaron King ~ How to plan your next Milky Way adventure with PhotoPills
  • 6:00 PM - Break for dinner
  • 6:30 PM - Vendor Tables/Booths close
  • 7:00 PM - Eric Gail ~ Maximizing Your Return Using GaiaGPS and Global Positioning
  • 8:00 PM - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips


Thursday, May 2, 2019

  • Midnight - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips
  • 5:00 AM - Return to hotel for rest and personal time (breakfast & lunch on your own)*
  • 11:45 AM - Conference Room Opens ~ Bring your Lanyard
  • 12:00 PM - Vendor tables/booths open
  • 12:00 PM - Vince Warner ~ The Right Tripod for NightScape Photography
  • 1:00 PM - Eric Gail ~ Pre scouting any location “Day or Night” using Google Earth
  • 2:00 PM - Royce Bair ~ Six ways to improve the quality of your NightScapes images
  • 3:00 PM - Mike Berenson ~ Stacking, Tracking and Blending, Oh My!
  • 4:00 PM - Ron Risman ~ Tracking the Night Sky with Motion Control Gear for Timelapse
  • 5:00 PM - Photog Adventures - Brendon Porter & Aaron King ~ Five features in PhotoPills you are using wrong
  • 6:00 PM - Break for dinner
  • 6:30 PM - Vendor Tables/Booths close
  • 7:00 PM - Joyce HarmanSaving Dark Skies Locally
  • 8:00 PM - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips


Friday, May 3, 2019

  • Midnight - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips
  • 5:00 AM - Return to hotel for rest and personal time (breakfast & lunch on your own)*
  • 12:30 PM - Vendor tables/booths open
  • 12:30 PM - Conference Room Opens ~ Bring your Lanyard
  • 1:00 PM - Shreenivasan Manievannan ~ Into the Night with GoPro
  • 2:00 PM - Bettymaya Foott ~ Guest speaker from the International Dark-Sky Association
  • 3:00 PM - Eric Benedetti ~ Tracking Mount Based Nightscape Photography
  • 4:00 PM - David Swindler ~ Post-Processing Methods to Achieve the Highest Quality Night Photos
  • 5:00 PM - Ryan Smith ~ A picture is worth a thousand ……$$$ DOLLARS $$$
  • 6:00 PM - Break for dinner
  • 6:30 PM - Vendor Tables/Booths close
  • 8:00 PM - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips


Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Midnight - Personal shooting on your own or optional Paid Field Trips
  • 5:00 AM - Return to hotel for rest and personal time - Conference ends*
  • 11:00 AM - Hotel checkout time, unless you wish to extend for private workshops


*The Milk Way core first appears each night at about 1:10 AM and remains visible until about 4:35 AM.

Learn more about the speakers and their programs

More information and online registration at our official


Poster design by Phill Monson / Entrada Outdoor Company.

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