Workshop Registration - Seney NWR Night Sky Photography Workshop Sep. 8-11, 2021  (1 spot left)

In cooperation with Seney NWF, we have been granted permission for our second year at Seney to host our night sky photography workshop amongst this amazingly unique dark sky location of flat horizons and reflective pools. The early autumn new moon night sky of these September dates gives us optimal timing to capture the milky way, early autumn constellations, nebula, and possible northern lights.  Lodging, breakfast and dinner are included in the registration fee and our lodging is a convenient 15 minutes away. This opportunity will not be possible in 2022 due to park maintenance. The focus of this workshop will be our night sky field photography sessions every night in the park. We are close to the autumn equinox with increased odds for the aurora to make an appearance. $985. Registration link below, limited to 10 participants. Contact me for more details - mqtphoto@aol.com


Nature's Kennel Winter Adventure - March 2-5, 2022
Drive your own dog sled team, photograph dogsledding, frozen waterfalls, ice caves, and the winter night sky where we might be fortunate to have the aurora appear!  For details and to register, visit: https://www.natureskennel.com/winter-photography-tour

Isle Royale National Park IRKPA Night Sky photography workshop - NEW 2nd date! July 26-30, 2022   FULL - contact for waitlist 
With the first date filling up in a couple days after announcement, we've decided to add a 2nd date in 2022! For details and to register, visit: https://www.irkpa.org/workshops

Isle Royale National Park IRKPA Night Sky photography workshop  - August 30-September 3, 2022 - FULL - contact for wait list (which currently is at 10)

06.13.2021-  We are resuming our group photography workshops in early autumn 2021. Isle Royale National Park was again canceled in 2021 but we will be returning in August 30- Sep 3, 2022. NEW! 2nd date just added, July 26-30, 2022! I suggest booking a lodge room NOW if you need lodge accomodations for Isle Royale workshop. Nature's Kennel Winter Adventure is slated for early March 2022 - dogsledding, winter waterfalls, ice caves and night sky.  Private workshops are always available out of Marquette Michigan, and I do travel for private workshops around the Lake Superior region (right now, UP of MI, Wi, MN, lower Northern MI). The private workshops are totally customized to the participant in both duration and subject matter, whatever you want to cover! Stay tuned for details on these workshops and more, thank you! Check back for details, hopefully I will have everything updated this week, thank you! 


*Last Minute*  Night Sky Photography workshops - nightly  March 18, 19, 20, 2021 (Fri and Sat FULL)

I have arranged a few very last minute night sky sessions for the upcoming clear sky/elevated aurora forecast Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.

2020 Isle Royale National Park Night Sky Photography Workshop - September 8-12, 2020 - Just announced (CANCELED DUE TO COVID19)

We are back for our 4th year embarking on the 6 hour voyage to Isle Royale National Park to photograph some of the darkest night skies in the midwest. No cars. Dark skies. Moose. Just maybe, the aurora borealis. The solitude of a true wilderness experience abounds. Join us for a trip of a lifetime with five days, four nights photographing the starry skies and beautiful rugged landscape on one of the least visited national parks in the USA - the island of Isle Royale. We may even get treated to the northern lights during one of the most active months for aurora activity (September). Informational pdf is here:
2020 IRKPA Isle Royale National Park Photography Workshop information

Contact workshop leader photographer Shawn Malone to reserve your space: mqtphoto@aol.com 906.228.3686


2020 Winter Adventure Photography Workshop with Nature's Kennel February 26-29, 2020 (FULL - contact to be added to waitlist) 

This will be our 6th year offering this unique project between Shawn Malone, award winning photographer from Marquette, MI and owner of Lake Superior Photo - Gallery / Studio and Tasha Stielstra, owner of Nature's Kennel. This three night/four day adventure includes lodging at Chamberlin's Ole Forest Inn, dog sledding, ice cave exploration, and a photography instruction on photographing dogsledding, winter landscapes and the night skies.  Shawn is well known for her night sky photography and weather permitting we will be shooting night skies on Big Manistique Lake, that has an incredibly dark view of the north sky. Informational .pdf here: https://www.natureskennel.com/winter-photography-tour  For more information and to register, contact Shawn at mqtphoto@aol.com or call the gallery at 906.228.3686.

  • Isle Royale National Park Night Sky Photography Workshop 2019 - September 3-7, 2019 (limited space - FULL)



  • New! 2019 Autumn Equinox Night Sky Photography workshop in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan - (limited space  - full)

    - September 26-29, 2019

  • 2019 Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan autumn color photography workshop - Silver City, Mi - October 4-7, 2019  FULL -  contact for waitlist

  • 2019 Summer Solstice photography workshop, Marquette, Michigan -  June 21-23, 2019  FULL  -  contact for waitlist

  • The Lake Superior Landscape Summer photography workshop, Marquette, Michigan -  July 5-7, 2019 FULL -  contact for waitlist

  • 2019 Summer night sky Milky Way and aurora photography workshop, Copper Harbor, Michigan -  August 2-,4 2019  FULL -  contact for waitlist

  • Winter Adventure Photography Workshop  Curtis Mi., February 3-5, 2019 (limited to 10 participants)


  • Isle Royale Night Sky Photography Workshop 2018 - September 4-8, 2018 (sold out)

  • Announcing our Winter Adventure Photography Workshop Curtis Mi., February 24-27, 2018. (sold out)

Isle Royale Night Sky Photography Workshop – Sept. 12-16, 2017