Night Photography Planning & Post-Processing

1 Day - Phoenix, AZ
February 13, 2021
Activity Level
Skill Level


Take your night photos from blah to wow when you learn the proper techniques for setting up your shoot and post-processing your images.

Registration deadline: February 10, 2021

Learn how to plan, scout and execute a night photography shoot using different planning tools, including the PhotoPills app.  Having a successful night or Milky Way shoot requires the consideration of several things including the moon phase, location and accessibility, foreground choice, time of year, time of night, and equipment.  Night photography expert, Beth Ruggiero-York will discuss all of these factors so you are prepared to take full advantage of the night sky.


The afternoon will be spent learning post-processing workflow techniques for night images.  Using Lightroom and Photoshop, you will learn how to prepare your RAW file for a great image.  Noise Reduction techniques will be discussed using Lightroom, Topaz DeNoise AI and Starry Landscape Stacker for Mac or Sequator for Windows.  Techniques for creative editing will also be demonstrated so that your vision comes to life.


This workshop assumes you have a basic working knowledge of Lightroom and/or Photoshop.  You should have previous experience shooting night images.  This is NOT a basic night photography class.  This is a planning and post-processing workshop and does not include field work.

What to bring:

  • Notebook
  • Laptop with the latest version of Lightroom and/or Photoshop loaded
    • If you are a Mac user, it is recommended (but not required) to have Starry Landscape Stacker; if you are a PC user, load the free download of Sequator before class.  (Sequator free download)
  • Flash drive with some of your favorite night photos in RAW format
  • PhotoPills app downloaded on your smart phone.

What is included in the workshop:

  • Classroom instruction
  • Lunch

The workshop will be held:

University of Phoenix
4035 S. Riverpoint Parkway
Phoenix, AZ

The workshop will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to locate the classroom and find a seat.

Beth Ruggiero-York
Tina Litteral
Photo Guide
John Ellis
Photo Guide
CANCELLATION POLICY: Please pay careful attention to our cancellation policy.  We are unable to make exceptions for any reason, including family and medical emergencies.  No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of this workshop. A 10% administrative fee will apply to other cancellations.


Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event AHPS cancels a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund for the workshop components booked directly with AHPS.  Please Note: we are not liable for the additional expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.

PAYMENT TERMS:  Payment in full is due at registration unless otherwise indicated.