Great Chamber Milky Way Workshop with Cody York

USD $1,050.00
  • Duration: 48 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Kanab, Utah

Join professional landscape photographer Cody York for a 24-hr overnight photo workshop and learn how to capture the Milky Way at one of Utah’s hidden gems, the Great Chamber. Cody will share all his secrets on how to scout, plan and shoot the Milky Way. There will also be an in-depth, private editing session the following morning at the Canyon’s Boutique in Kanab, Utah. The workshop will cover techniques in the field including the proper camera settings and various ways to capture the Milky Way and foreground such as, exposure blending, star stacking, long exposure and light painting. The session includes a catered lunch, and will go over how to put all the pieces together and get results from each method shot in the field. Topics to be demonstrated will be star stacking, exposure blending, color correction, noise reduction, using luminosity masks and other creative techniques to make your photos really stand out. 

Mandatory Gear

  • DSLR Camera that shoots at ISO 3200 or higher for Milky Way photos
  • Tripod 
  • Photopills App ($9.99)

Recommended Gear  

  • Fast, wide angle lenses of at least f2.8 for nighttime photography 
  • Sturdy Tripod 
  • Headlamp with red light (for seeing at night time to not disrupt your eyes)
  • Shutter release cable/Intervolometer (if not built into camera)
  • Lens Dew Heater or hand warmers and rubber band to wrap around lens (for condensation that can build on the lens at night if the temp is close to the dew point)

Mandatory Gear for Editing Session

  • Laptop (Mac or PC)
  • Memory card reader 
  • Lightroom CC Classic (Version 8.0 or newer) 
  • Photoshop (Version CS6 or higher, Creative Cloud version recommended)
  • Starry Landscape Stacker (For star stacking, Mac users) $39.99 
  • Sequator (For star stacking, PC users) FREE 

Recommended Gear for Editing Session 


Length - 24 hours 

Day 1 

  • 3pm - Arrive at Canyons Collection hotel
  • 4-5pm - Driving 
  • 5-7pm - Dinner
  • 7pm - Begin scouting
  • 8pm- 11pm - Photographing the Milky Way
  • 12am - Arrive back at Canyons Collection hotel

Day 2

  • 10am-12pm - Editing 
  • 12-1pm - Lunch Break
  • 1-3pm - Editing