Big Bend National Park

a 319 Premiere workshop

When: April 28 - May 1, 2022
Style: Astro-Landscape
Deposit: $1000.00  
Total Tuition: $4500.00
Activity Rating: Mild
Max Students: 8

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Join us for three fantastic nights in Southwest Texas' PREMIERE location for Astro-Landscape Photography: Big Bend National Park! 

The landscape in Big Bend National Park is second only to the night skies above Big Bend National Park and we cannot wait to guide you through it!  This year, we have partnered with Willow House to provide our students a truly world class venue during this workshop.  Check out more on Willow House below!

Our Big Bend National Park  UNIQUE / Workshop focuses on capturing the beauty of the night sky AND the landscape all while TEACHING you how to do it!  This is much more than a photo tour, our workshops are an immersive experience that combine classroom style instruction and in-field instruction to provide YOU with exceptional knowledge, enhanced skills, and out-of-this-world images! 

This workshop is limited to only 8 students to ensure each student has a fantastic learning experience and receives ample one-on-one attention both in the field and in the classroom!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN TUTION?

Your tuition for this workshop covers the following:

  • Three Nights Lodging at Willow House

  • Professionally Prepared Meals from Day one through the Final Day

  • Transportation during the Workshop

  • Park fees

  • Guide Service

  • In-Field Photography Instruction

  • Classroom Instruction

  • Classroom Materials

  • Time and Talent of Professional Instructors

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED IN TUITION?

Tuition DOES NOT include the following:

  • Travel to and from Willow House

  • Meals outside of those provided

  • Incidentals

  • Travel and/or Equipment Insurance

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WHAT SKILL LEVEL IS REQUIRED?

None!  Our workshops are specifically designed to catered to photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS!  We only ask that you bring the suggested and recommended equipment so that you may get the most out of the workshop!

WORKSHOP ITINERARY

Day 1 - Thursday, April 28, 2022

  • 4PM Check into Willow House

  • ​5PM Gather in Main House
    • Meet & Greet

    • Overview & Orientation

    • Classroom instruction

      • Camera Operations and Techniques​

  • 6PM - Dinner

  • 7PM - Classroom Instruction

  • 11PM - TBA  - In-Field Shooting and Instruction

Day 2 - Friday, April 29, 2022

  • 10AM - Breakfast

  • 11AM - 5 PM Meet in Main House

    • Classroom instruction and Lite Late Lunch

      • Post-Processing

  • 6PM - Dinner

  • 7PM - TBA - In-Field Shooting and Instruction

Day 3 - Saturday, April 30, 2022

  • 10AM - Breakfast

  • 11AM - 5 PM Meet in Main House

    • Classroom instruction and Late Lunch

      • Post-Processing

  • 6PM - Dinner

  • 7PM - TBA - In-Field Shooting and Instruction

Day 4 - Sunday, May 1, 2022

  • 9AM - Meet in Main House

    • Breakfast

    • Final Wrap Up

  • 11AM - Check out from Willow House

NOTE: Our itineraries are always fluid and may change due to shooting conditions or opportunities.  We will always strive to put our students in the best positions and locations to capture epic images.  Outside of Day 1 of the workshop, specific times of the above-listed itinerary may change as necessary.

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?

The following is the basic gear you will need for our workshops.  When you register you will receive a specific gear list by email.

  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

  • Wide Angle lens capable of at least f/2.8

  • Quality, Sturdy Tripod

  • Wired or Wireless Intervalometer

  • Memory Cards & Card Reader

  • Camera Batteries

  • Laptop Computer (PC or Mac) with at least:

    • Adobe Lightroom Classic​ (latest version)

    • Adobe Photoshop (latest version)

  • Equatorial Tracker 

    • Not required, but if you have one, bring it!​

  • Quality, climate appropriate clothing

  • Quality footwear with ankle support

WHERE ARE WE STAYING?

We are proud and excited to announce that we will be hosting this workshop at the world class Willow House - a premiere desert retreat that sits on just under 300 acres of privately owned land just six miles from the Big Bend National Park border!

You simply will not find a better place to stay in the Big Bend Area.


Willow House is truly a unique place in the Desert Southwest and has received a ton of  great press from outlets such as Travel + Leisure, The Today Show, Uncrate, and Architectural Digest, to name a few.  The reason Willow House has received such amazing reviews and attention is rather simple: IT. IS. GORGEOUS. 

Willow House consists of 12 separate casitas, one of which is the communal Main House that is equipped with a stunning, gourmet kitchen.  We will have meals prepared for us in this kitchen and also host classroom portions out of the Main House!

Seriously, this place is stunning and the views from Willow House are simply EPIC. Take a look at these images and see for yourself!

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This workshop INCLUDES three nights SINGLE OCCUPANCY lodging at Willow House.  That's right, you'll have your own room!   Actually, you will have your own, individual casita.  Each Casita is built, furnished, and decorated to the highest standards and provides stellar views of the desert and landscapes of the Big Bend Area!

Once you register, you DO NOT need to worry about setting up your accommodations.  We will take care of that for you!

Feel free to visit Willow House's site (Click Here) to learn more about this stellar venue!


Note, additional Lodging nights are not available.

WHAT IS THE ACTIVITY LEVEL LIKE?

Students should be prepared to be on their feet during in-field instruction and should be able to walk at least 1 mile over relatively even terrain.

Most of our workshops do not require a great deal of hiking / walking and most time our shooting locations only require us to travel less than 1/2 mile. But, if you can walk at least a mile, you will be set for our workshops!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP?

This workshop is for photographers of ALL SKILL LEVELS who LOVE the night sky, stunning landscapes and have the desire to capture amazing images all while improving their abilities as an artist!

Our workshops are designed to TEACH first and foremost!  If you are looking to learn and grow as a photographer, our workshops are the right choice for you!

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HOW DOES TUITION WORK?

The total tuition for this workshop is $4500.00.  A deposit of $1,000.00 is required to reserve your slot.  This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE* and will guarantee you a slot in the workshop.

 

Final tuition payments are required by March 1, 2022.

Transactions are completed via PayPal using either PayPal or any major CC or Debit Card. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to complete your registration. All transactions are secure transactions processed through PayPal.

If you would prefer to fulfill your tuition in an alternate manner, please email tony@319photography.com to arrange this.

*Exceptions may arise due to unforeseen occurrences.  These will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

NON-PHOTOGRAPHER GUESTS

We understand that sometimes our students do not wish to travel alone and may desire to bring a companion along.  We support our students wishes and will never charge full price for non-photographer traveling companions!

 

NOTE: There are NO DOUBLE BED ROOM options.  Students must be comfortable with guests sleeping in the same king size bed!  Students are limited to only ONE guest. 

 

We ask that guests not attend classroom portions of the workshop (aside from meal times, if you choose that option).

Guest rates are dependent on the guest's level of involvement in the workshop. The guest options and rates that we provide are as follows:

 

Guest Option #1 - Supplement: FREE

  • No Participation in any part of the workshop, including meals

  • Guest must stay in student's Casita

 

Guest Option #2 - Supplement: $850.00

  • Included in Provided Meals

  • No travel accommodation during In-Field Photography Trips

  • Guest must stay in student's Casita

Guest Option #3 - Supplement: $1050.00

  • Included in Provided Meals

  • Joins group during In-Field Photography Trips (But does not operate a camera)

  • Guest must stay in student's Casita

Please notify us of your Guest Option on our Registration Form.  Guest supplements will be added to your final tuition payment.

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IMPORTANT STUFF WE SHOULD TELL YOU ABOUT

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319 Photography, LLC. is certified and authorized by the National Park Service (NPS) to host and conduct photography workshops within National Parks.

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319 Photography, LLC. is First Aid and CPR certified through the American Heart Association and we carry medical supplies with us during our workshops.

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Our transactions are secured via PayPal for your peace of mind!  No PayPal account needed!

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Your personal information is secure.  319 Photography, LLC. grantees that we will never sell or otherwise provide your information to anyone.  Any information obtained from you will be used solely by 319 Photography, LLC. for administrative, advertising, and contact purposes.

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