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Night Photography – At Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore

Date: August 23 – 27
Registration Deadline: August 17 @ noon

Tentative Schedule


Level up your night photography skills and better understand how to create long exposures under the moon and stars! What better place to capture pristine dark skies, moonlit dunes, and millions of stars reflecting in the water than Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore? Each night we’ll explore a different area, all with generous room to create and spread out. Gabriel will provide in-the-field instruction and techniques to give you more confidence with seizing the night! The moon will guide us, as well as offer a variety of lighting conditions. During this four-night/ five-day workshop, we will build a solid foundation for seeing and expanding your night vision.

Class Topics: How to determine the best exposures; photographing star points, star trails, and the Milky Way; when to use light painting; and of course, processing and getting the most out of your images. You will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone and test the limits of what you and your camera can do.

Skill Level: Open to all who understand the basic principles of photography and are familiar with a DSLR or Mirrorless camera. Night photography experience is helpful but not necessary.

Park Pass: A national Park pass is required wile inside the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. More information can be found at nps.gov.

Itinerary: An email will be sent to registered students one week prior to the start date with more details.

Gabriel Biderman is a travel and self-taught fine art photographer who has been exploring night topography for over 20 years. Gabe loves the “process” of creating the image and pushing the limits to what we can do when capturing time for seconds, minutes, or even hours! He is well versed in both film and digital and enjoys blending the surreal look of the night to enhance historic and urban landscapes. Gabriel is also the co-founder of National Parks at Night, the leading source for night photography education and hands-on workshops since 2015. He has also been teaching night photography online with Creative Live and B&H and schools (Rocky Mountain School of Photography, Maine Media Workshops) and at various trade shows and institutions since 2008. Gabriel’s work has been exhibited in New York, London, San Francisco, and Hawaii, and he is the author (with Tim Cooper) of Night Photography – From Snapshots to Great Shots.  Nationalparksatnight.com



Minimum Enrollment
Glen Arbor Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class or multi-day, sequential-day workshop that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by GAAC for lack of enrollment, GAAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid (Cash payments will be refunded by check). Please be aware that GAAC is not responsible for losses incurred due to housing, travel or other arrangements.

Requests for cancellation by the student at least fourteen (14) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee). NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than fourteen (14) days in advance of the day of the class.


To ensure the safety of our students and staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2021 programs, to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons or less for outdoor programs and 8 or less for indoor programs.
  • All students must wear face coverings inside the center when social distancing isn’t possible.
  • Students and staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Common areas and touched surfaces will be sanitized regularly.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, any new policies or procedures for classes will be communicated by June 15, 2021.


August 23, 2021
August 27, 2021
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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