Night Skies of Lake Superior September 2023 - ColdSnap Photography

Night Skies of Lake Superior September 2023

Two Harbors, MN

September 13-17, 2023

By popular demand I’ve added another session.

Explore the clear night skies of the North Shore and much more in this unique workshop. Away from the major light pollution this workshop is situated where the night skies are particularly well suited for night time photography. Techniques learned here can be applied anywhere in the world for your night skies and use of post processing.

This workshop will take you from concept to finished image with tutorials and demonstrations on capturing as well as post processing your images. This four day workshop will include hands on assistance in the field as well as in the classroom. Small workshop size means there is plenty of one on one instruction. Shooting in various conditions of light, and exploring proper digital technique and workflow for low light and night time photography, is designed to help participants realize their photographic visions, from field to finished image.

Don’t miss this exciting and unique workshop.


This workshop is a combined field and classroom workshop. We will spend 50% of the time in the field and 50% of the time in the classroom. Field shoots will provide the subject matter for daily studio sessions in which the instructor will demonstrate post-processing techniques using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Discussions will include issues related to print resolution, color space, using ICC Print Profiles, paper/media selection, image sharpening for print output, and editorial post-processing manipulation.

Each participant will work on their own images and have the opportunity to make several 8×10 test prints and 1, 12×18 finished exhibition quality fine art prints that evoke the photographer’s excitement and vision as first experienced in the field. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore HDR and Photomerge for the creation of panoramic prints.

Throughout the workshop, the instructor will combine field exercises and technical demonstrations with group critiques and one-on-one instruction, resulting in participants’ increased understanding and enjoyment of photography, the creative process, and the natural world.


The workshop begins on September 13, 2023, at 3:00 pm.

There is no specific itinerary for the days other than we will start the days at 9:00 am (except the first day) break at 4:00 pm and then reconvene at 8:30 pm for the evening-night shoot. Locations will vary depending upon the light and atmospheric conditions.

The workshop ends on September 17th, 2023 at about 1:00 pm.


This workshop is based out of Two Harbors MN. Our field shoots will range at locations nearby.


Cost: $995

Includes tuition, guided tours, and instruction.

Does not include: transportation, lodging, or meals.

Please read our cancellation policy before registering.

Maximum of 6 participants.

Balance is due 60 days prior to the workshop.

This is a past workshop

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