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2020 Monument Valley Photography and Timelapse Expedition

March 25th– 29th, 2020

Monument Valley

Join filmmaker and photographer Henry Jun Wah Lee for an intimate, hands-on timelapse and photography workshop in magical Monument Valley. This five day workshop, held March 25th to 29th, 2020, is limited to only 8 participants. We will be shooting in the remote and restricted areas of Monument Valley with the support of expert Navajo Guides.

This workshop takes place during Milky Way season, when the galactic core of the milky way is visible at night. As such, we will be focused on capturing Monument Valley’s breathtaking landscapes with the backdrop of the Milky Way rising in the night sky, as well as magic hour during sunrises and sunsets. Another highlight of the trip, weather and conditions permitting, will be an overnight trip on top of one of the mesas for sweeping views above the Valley. 

Featured in 2 of my Vimeo Staff pick short films, The Wild Heart (https://vimeo.com/36765371) and Alchemy (https://vimeo.com/63186969), the American Southwest is one of my favorite areas to go. Monument Valley, in particular, holds a special place in my heart. Now I am sharing it with a limited number of you. :)

Topics covered: Astrophotography, Day to night timelapse, astro timelapse (with the milky way), and photography and timelapse processing and editing.

This area of the American Southwest contains truly unique and mind-blowing landscapes far away from civilization. We’ll have a driver, cook, and Navajo guides to assist us.

What You Will Need to Bring


  • Camera – DSLR. A camera that has manual exposure settings and can shoot RAW is highly recommended. Having a second DSLR is also highly recommended as backup or to shoot additional scenes.
  • Lenses – fast lenses (f/2.8 or faster) are highly recommended for capturing the night sky. Bring all the focal lengths you want to shoot with but be sure to bring a wide or ultra wide angle lens. Manual lenses from Rokinon (such as the 14 2.8 and the 24 1.4) and Zeiss are highly recommended for timelapse.
  • Tripod with ball head
  • External intervalometer if your camera does not have one built in.
  • Memory cards – 2 or more 64 GB or larger cards are highly recommended
  • Plenty of extra batteries and battery charger – expect to use 2-4 batteries per day. A battery grip that holds 2 batterys will allow you to shoot longer sequences without running out of power
  • Headlamp or flashlight – One with a dimmer function and a red light / filter option is recommended.
  • Laptop computer – to preview, process and edit your shots. Bring a memory card reader or usb cable for your camera so you can transfer your shots.
  • Smart Phone or tablet with GPS functionality– there are some helpful and powerful apps that will help us shoot

Highly Recommended:

  • If you already have your own motion control gear, bring it! It is a good time to put it all to good use
  • Neutral Density Filters

Workshop Fee:

Cost for this unique timelapse workshop is $2995. Due to the small size of this workshop, a nonrefundable $500 deposit is due upon registration to guarantee your spot. The remaining balance is due March 1st. The workshop fee includes 4WD transportation, food and camping expenses while we’re out in the wilderness. Navajo entrance fees, transportation and guide costs will also be covered. Double occupancy hotel costs are included. Add $500 for single occupancy upgrade. Otherwise, you’ll just need to cover food costs while we’re in town.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel after March 1st: No refund

Questions and Contact Information

If you have questions about this event or wish to sign up over the phone, please email info@evosia.com or call 310-980-8645

About Henry Jun Wah Lee

Henry Jun Wah Lee is a world renowned filmmaker and photographer. His work has appeared worldwide on television and film. They have also been featured on National Geographic, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, Iceland Air, The Weather Channel, Gizmodo, Mashable, Petapixel, io9, NPR, Pitchfork, Huffington Post, Slate, LA Times, The Atlantic, and many more.

Henry’s clients include Disney, Canon, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Mitsubishi, Vizio, the BBC, PBS, Epson, the United Nations, the British Government and the European Union.

Read an interview with Henry in The Atlantic.

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