Kissimmee Florida Milky Way

Okeechobee, Florida

In this workshop we will visit the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, which is the darkest sky location in Florida and only a two and one-half-hour drive from Orlando International Airport.

Our “home-base” hotel and location for afternoon Lightroom mentoring sessions is the Hampton Inn Lake Okeechobee. While in Kissimmee Prairie Park, our base camp will be a 35-foot RV.  During this hands-on workshop. You will learn how to take long exposures (10-30 seconds) with your wide angle lens to capture the starry dome and Milky Way. You will learn how to ensure pin point focus and proper exposure in total darkness. You will also learn how to create “star-trails” and time-lapses. Post processing will be done in Lightroom and Photoshop. You will also learn how to reduce background noise, increase color and contrast, create panoramas ,“vertoramas” and “stacked” Images.

Notice: Clear weather is essential for star photography. In Florida we have no guarantee of perfect weather. Its always “50/50”. In case of two-night “rain or cloud out”, you will be refunded one half of your workshop fee, or you may elect to choose full credit for a future Milky Way Workshop to be held in January. Regardless of weather, we will learn the shooting techniques in the daytime classes, and you will be editing RAW milky way shots to learn all the Lightroom and Photoshop processes needed. Because weather is so important to this workshop, I suggest you get flight cancellation insurance. I will also refund your workshop fee in full, up to four days prior to the workshop start.

Your workshop includes:

  • Hands on in-the field mentoring
  • (3) 3-hour night sky adventures
  • Two afternoons of 2-hour edit sessions where you will be mentored in processing your images in Adobe Lightroom

Your workshop DOES NOT include: Your Lodging, meals, or automobile rentals


  • DSLR or mirrorless camera
  • Sturdy tripod
  • Laptop computer pre-loaded with both Lightroom and Photoshop
  • Fast Wide-angle Lens
  • Red Headlamp

Home Base Hotel Selection:
Preferred: Hampton Inn Lake Okeechobee  |  (866) 238-8235

Workshop Booking Details


Create fantastic panoramas, vertoramas, and stacked images using your wide-angle lens with long exposures.

Kissimmee Florida Milky Way

Okeechobee, Florida