Time Lapse Photography 101

5 Days - Phoenix, Arizona
Apr 12 - Apr 16, 2019
Activity Level


Join our 5-day Time-lapse photography class and create short, powerful video clips by learning tips & techniques for capturing and processing time-lapse images with instructor Ken Sklute.

Registration deadline: March 26, 2019

Pay a deposit of $500.00 per item


Time-lapse photography is a great way to capture and observe changes over a designated period of time. Photographer Ken Sklute will instruct on how to create dramatic compositions that will change with the passing of time on this 5-day Time-lapse photography class. Exposures are often captured over 30 to 90 minutes. Ken will take you through the entire process from pre-visualizing the composition to capturing collections of at least 300 images that will be then turned into a short powerful 10 second clip.



The shoots each day will vary in location to bring you some of Arizona’s most scenic and diverse locations that will be easy to access. A combination of classroom and field time will provide attendees with the complete package from creating time-lapse photography.


In the classroom time will be spent proactively planning for concepts, locations and finished work; determine the proper camera settings and lens choices, identify the appropriate exposure settings and tips and techniques for post processing time lapse sequences using Lightroom and LRTimelapse.


This workshop we will be based in Phoenix where we will use both local settings and nearby desert landscapes for our field shooting destinations.

Day 1 – Friday, April 12

  • Group will meet at the University of Phoenix classroom at 9:00 am for introductions and initial instruction on creating a time lapse, exposure settings and how to determine them, and the use of an intervalometer.
  • Break for lunch
  • Mid afternoon we will depart for local setting to practice our classroom lesson.  We will scout, determine each personal shooting area, discuss composition ideas and setup.
  • The shooting sequence will last until about 8:00pm
  • Dinner and debriefing on the days captures.

Day 2 – Saturday, April 13

  • Once again we will meet in the classroom at 9:00am with laptops to download RAW images from the previous night.
  • Instruction on the different options for building the time-lapse, followed by lab time to create.
  • Critique student’s time lapse clips with suggestions and guidance for improvements on the afternoon shoot.
  • Break for lunch
  • Depart for Jerome where we will work from afternoon thrus sunset.
  • Dinner and debrief.

Day 3 – Sunday, April 14

  • We will meet at 10:00am for another morning in the classroom to download and process RAW images into time-lapse clips.
  • More student critiques and tips on improvements.
  • Break for lunch.
  • Mid afternoon we’ll head out again for our last image capture thru sunset.

Day 4 – Monday, April 15

  • We will begin the morning at 10:00am and work on processing images from the previous days and making the final collection of clips for a final presentation.
  • Break for lunch.
  • We will reconvene for additional lab time to complete the final presentation.

Day 5 – Tuesday, April 16

  • Our last morning will begin at 10:00am with processing images from the preceding days and making the final collection of clips for a final presentation.
  • Workshop ends early-afternoon.


Workshop includes:

  • Photographic instruction
  • Local transportation
  • Two working lunches
  • Pre-workshop Webinar

Gear Requirements

  • DSLR or mirrorless camera with Bulb mode
  • A combination of lenses, wide, medium and telephoto zoom are best to have along
  • Sturdy tripod or two
  • Intervalometer (not just a simple cable release)
  • Folding chair
  • Wide brim hat and long sleeve, lightweight shirt



The workshop will be held:

University of Phoenix
Classroom #216
4035 S. Riverpoint Parkway
Phoenix, AZ

Ken Sklute
Jack Jordan
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Should you find it necessary to cancel your workshop, the following fee schedule applies.
  • 90 days or more prior to the start of the workshop your deposit will be refunded less $100
  • Between 89 and 61 days prior to the start of the workshop, AHPS will retain your full deposit.
  • 60 days and fewer to the start of the workshop your entire workshop fee is retained.

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:  A minimum deposit is due at registration to reserve your space.  Please refer to the specific workshop for the required deposit.  Final payments are due 60 days prior to departure.  Approximately 15 days prior to the due date you will receive a reminder email that your balance is coming due.