September stars
at Sleeping Bear Dunes

When: Friday September 27 - Sunday September 29, 2019

Instructors: Neil Weaver & Aubrieta Hope

Where: Glen Arbor, Michigan
Opening Presentation and classroom sessions will be held at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor.

A block of rooms has been reserved for the event. If you would like to reserve a room, please contact The Homestead Resort as soon as possible.  Availability and event-discounted pricing not guaranteed after July 20, 2019. 

Group Limit: 12

Skill Level: All skill levels

Itinerary: Our workshop will begin at 3pm on Friday, at the Platte Bay Conference Room of The Homestead Resort and will conclude in the same room at 3pm on Sunday. The exact timing of field excursions and classroom sessions will depend on weather conditions.

Cost: $495

*Non-participating spouses can also attend the workshop for an additional $100 charge.

What's Included in Cost:  

  • In-the-field personal instruction from two professional landscape photographers

  • Informal classroom sessions discussing technical and artistic methods 

  • Instruction in Adobe Lightroom post-processing techniques

  • Informational handouts for reference

  • Spacious conference suite with state-of-the-art big-screen projection system for photo viewing

  • All special-use permits required for our group field excursions

What's Not Included in Cost:

  • Meals

  • Lodging

  • Transportation

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes Park Entrance Fees

What to Bring


Join us for a workshop dedicated to sunset and night sky photography at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.  Our goal is to help you improve technical skills, artistic vision, and most importantly, have fun! We'll shoot at the park's iconic locations during the evening golden hour, at twilight, and after the stars appear. In addition to shooting sessions, we'll teach strategies for Exposure and Composition that are especially useful for night sky and landscape photography.  We'll also show you our digital workflow and post processing techniques in Adobe Lightroom.  In case of inclement weather, we will offer extra classroom sessions specific to the unique challenges of night sky photography.  

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations require us to re-open enrollment and spend additional resources to promote the event to fill the workshop.  Therefore there are no refunds after August 30, 2019.  Any cancellation made before August 30, 2019 will result in a tuition refund minus the nonrefundable deposit. 
Please note that the entire fee of $495 must be paid by August 1, 2019 to secure your place in the workshop.  If the full amount is not received by that date, your enrollment will no longer be held and all payments up to that point will be considered nonrefundable. 
We reserve the right to cancel the workshop if we do not meet our minimum enrollment.  (We recommend travel insurance to cover your expenses in case of cancellation.)  If the workshop is cancelled for this or any other unforeseen circumstance, you will receive a full refund, deposit included. 

Please submit completed registration form when deposit is made.


Questions? Call us: 517-743-1442

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Participants are responsible for their own lodging, transportation and meals.  Carpooling is encouraged.  A block of rooms has been reserved under Weaver/Hope Photography Workshop at:

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The Homestead Resort
1 Woodridge Rd, Glen Arbor, MI 49636 
Phone: (231) 334-5100

Note:  To receive discount pricing, please make reservations by phone.

Required Forms

*All participants are required to complete an information form and indemnity waiver upon registering.  Click here to download the waiver form.

*Upon securing a spot with your payment, please download our registration form, complete it, and email it to us at  Click here to download the registration form


Night sky Image Gallery

Questions? Email us or call us at 517-743-1442