2022 Workshops & Clinics

Join us in 2022 at these exciting workshops  (more details to follow)

Book today to receive Early Bird Prices through August 2021
 

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Old Town Lowell Milky Way

(March 4-6 & April 1-3)

Arches National Park

Milky Way, Sunrise & Sunset

(June 24th - July 2nd & Sept 23rd - Oct 1st)

Sensational Sedona

Milky Way, Sunrise & Sunset

(August 26th - 30th)
 

Sanibel Island 

Birds and Wildlife, Sunrises & Sunsets

(February - Date TBD)

Wonders of Cochise County

Milky Way, Sunrises & Sunsets

(June 3rd -June 6th & July 29th - July 31st)

Storm Chasing / Lightning Chases

(Custom dates throughout monsoon)

 

 

Basics of Photography Class

(Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)

 

 

2021 Workshops and Clinics Overview

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Milky Way Workshop Monsoon / Lightning Basics of Photography Class

Milky Way & Night Photography Workshops
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Empire Ranch Milky Way IIEmpire Ranch Milky Way IIMade from 5 light frames (captured with a Canon camera) with 5 dark frames by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.6.4. Algorithm: Median
Shoot Date: October 6, 2018
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
30.0 sec at f/2.5 0 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 6400
Traveling Back in LowellTraveling Back in LowellAt the end of time eternal, the path of angels leads to memories of an era now gone and a life more simple. In the small hamlet of Lowell, AZ there is a street that struggles against the modern age. In Lowell, vintage is the present, and the current does not exist.

Like so much of the Southern Arizona High Desert, it is unexpected in the most incredible way. On this night, like a magnet is drawn to its pole, the Milky Way found an earthbound brother, pointing any who would wander its path to this magical place.

The vision of His magnificent creation unfolds for me daily. Be it created through His children or His hand; it is all grand and awe-inspiring. I am blessed to share its witness. I humbly remain His scribe.
Shoot Date: March 6, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Manual 8.0 sec at f/5.6 0 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 100
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Shoot Date: March 28, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF50mm f/1.4 USM | f/16 | ¹⁄₁₃ sec | ISO 100
 

We are pleased to share that we have been named the official City of Wilcox Dark Sky Ambassador!. During our workshops, participants will learn to master Milky Way, Star-trail, Deep Sky, and Night Photography in some of the most beautiful dark sky sites in the United States. 

Our programs cover:

  • Advanced planning to select the best nights to shoot
  • Location and scene selection to create dramatic, stunning and unique photos
  • Camera settings to ensure your shots turn out beautifully
  • How to use a Star Tracker to achieve better Milky Way and Deep Sky shots
  • Post-processing in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Stacking software to learn stacking and compositing to achieve stellar results.

 

We will also be shooting sunrises and sunsets. Each night will bring a new adventure and fantastic photos. 

Join us as we capture old west windmills, ranches, barns, and ghost towns from under the arch of a brilliant Milky Way. Travel with us to shoot the iconic Saguaro, Barrel, and Prickly Pear Cactus in perspectives only seen at night. Explore with us the pictograph adorned caves and ridges of an otherworldly golden mountain range.  

 

All our instructors are all internationally recognized, award-winning photographers.

 

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Rosetta NebulaRosetta NebulaRosetta Nebula
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Shoot Date: January 28, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF300mm f/4L IS USM | f/8.0 | 60.0 sec | ISO 2000
Searching for AndromedaSearching for AndromedaMade from 60 light frames by Starry Sky Stacker 1.3.1. Algorithm: Median Orion NebulaOrion NebulaOrion Nebula
© 2019 RGallucci Photography

When, if ever, I tire of seeing the sky at night, I will know it is time for me to accompany the angels of illumination that have given me such happiness on this journey through the cosmos. Then I too shall become a one, of many, returning to the next starry wanderer all the beauty I have been blessed to see.

I had planned to shoot star-trails last night. Those plans were dashed by the combination of a late Sunday supper of homemade pasta, authentic bolognese sauce, and freshly baked bread, plus a need to finish the lesson plan for tonight's Lightroom and Photoshop Editing class, prevented me from joining my friends. Instead, I decided to practice shooting deep space objects. The Orion Nebula was my first subject.

The Orion Nebula is one of the most visible in the night sky. If fact, if you have a pair of decent binoculars, you will be able to see it. Just look down and to the right of the three stars in a row that make up Orion's belt.

To witness the cosmos is to see the breath of God. I remain His scribe.

Orion Nebula
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Made from 60 light frames by Starry Sky Stacker 1.3.1. Algorithm: Mean


Shoot Date: January 26, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
60.0 sec at f/8.0 Bias:0 EV
ISO: ISO 2000
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM @ 300 mm

 

 


 

Monsoon & Lightning Clinics
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August StormAugust StormAugust Storm
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Shoot Date: August 14, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM | f/8.0 | 1.3 sec | ISO 100
Medusas LairMedusas LairMedusas Lair
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Shoot Date: August 15, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | f/5.6 | ⅙ sec | ISO 100
A Storm in SonoitaA Storm in SonoitaA Storm in Sonoita
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Shoot Date: July 31, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | EF50mm f/1.4 USM | f/8.0 | ⅕ sec | ISO 100

Southern Arizona is world-renowned for its monsoon season lightning displays. The combination of high altitude, lower clouds, and dry air make for unprecedented strike visibility and viewability. There is little that beats the thrill of chasing a storm during monsoon season and capturing the explosive lightning that accompanies it. According to the National Weather Service Monsoon season in the Southern Arizona High Desert runs from June 15th to September 30th. The best months to chase storms are July and August when there is often a storm every day. 

Our workshops are designed to give participants the knowledge of how to read storm forecasts and predict the locations with the highest probability of capturing dramatic lightning strikes. Our instructors are all internationally recognized, award-winning photographers. All participants will learn proper safety measures, camera settings and post-production processing in Lightroom and Photoshop. 

We also offer Build Your Own (BYO) workshops during July and August to accommodate your schedule. Email me for more information.

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The Rainbow FarmThe Rainbow FarmEverything grows during monsoon season. Even rainbows sprout from the ground almost daily. Fed by rain and fertilized by lightning these bridges of hope balance the brutality of the storm with visions of optimism.

To understand the primal beauty of monsoon season, you must appreciate the resilience of the high arid desert that typically receives less than 12 inches of rain per year. When that brief six-week respite from dehydration arrives the entire landscape transforms from shades of brown and tan to a sea of green. It is this fertile farmland from which rainbows grow.
Shoot Date: August 2, 2018
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Aperture priority ¹⁄₂₀ sec at f/8.0 1 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 100
Lightning LoopLightning LoopLightning Loop
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Shoot Date: July 11, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | f/11 | ⅙ sec | ISO 50
How Close?How Close?How Close?
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Shoot Date: August 15, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | f/8.0 | 0.8 sec | ISO 100
 

 

 


 

 

Private Instruction
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Sunset Storm at Sierra Vista AirportSunset Storm at Sierra Vista AirportSunset Storm at Sierra Vista Airport
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Shoot Date: August 15, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark III | EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | f/8.0 | 1.3 sec | ISO 100
A revelation at Juniper FlatsA revelation at Juniper FlatsA revelation at Juniper Flats
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Shoot Date: July 15, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV | EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | f/16 | ¹⁄₁₀₀ sec | ISO 100
Bisbee NightBisbee NightBisbee, a small town at the edge of the border, is the eclectic melting pot of Cochise County. A once thriving mining town, it renewed itself as an artists community when the ore petered out. In a place where once the avarice of man hunted for material wealth people now search for the inspiration to create beauty. Bisbee is a place where one can spend a joyous and relaxing day wandering the winding streets, stopping on occasion to look inside the historic buildings no turned into galleries and cafes. Or, you can create an ad-hoc scavnger hunt to see who can find the most of the uniquely iconic Bisbee Art Cars.

I like Bisbee during the day. I love Bisbee during the late night. It is then, when most of the town has turned in, and the lights are low, that Bisbee appears as a shimmering crystal nestled amidst the Mule Mountains. The night is the perfect time to drive up to one of the many overlooks surrounding the city to gaze at the endless nighttime sky. The town takes on a different essence when viewed under the path of angels. It becomes younger and more vibrant when seen against the ancient clock of stars.

Bisbee, a town both old and new is much like my soul. They have both enjoyed a storied past that led to a renewing rejuvenation. It is a humble honor to be gifted with the blessing to share a view of this Southern Arizona High Desert town.

I remain His scribe.

Image inquiries gratefully appreciated.

Bisbee Night
©RGallucci Photography
Shoot Date: March 6, 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
7.8 sec at f/2.8 0 EV
Lens: 15mm @ 15 mm
ISO: 6400

Private Instruction - a custom-tailored experience to fulfill your photography goals. Sometimes scheduling or individual needs may prevent participation in our workshops and clinics. To accommodate your personal learning style and schedule, we offer individually customized itineraries based on your requirements.  Designed for one to four people, these workshops are the perfect way to ensure you receive personalized learning.   

Your personalized itinerary can include General Photography, Milky Way and Night Sky Photography, Landscape, Moonscape, Storm Chasing and Post Processing in any combination. Email me for availability.

Date

Location Details
Custom Dates Custom Itinerary

Max 3 participants

The Last GateThe Last GateThe Last Gate
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About a mile west of the San Pedro River is a primitive road that no cars may travel. The large gate at its origin has three locks to keep them out. But, right next to it is a smaller passageway that is unlocked so people may pass through.

It was on this path, with giant cottonwoods lining the eastern horizon and open fields leading to the Huachuca's on the west, where I found myself this gloaming. It was here that I found a lone gate, whose wire fencing enclosed nothing in particular. It was a gateway to nowhere that on this evening transformed itself into a portal to a mystic view of this southern Arizona high desert paradise. It was a doorway of affirmation to the magnificent beauty of a creation I am honored to witness and share.

I am blessed to be His scribe.

The Last Gate
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Shoot Date: February 19, 2020
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
¹⁄₁₃ sec at f/16 Bias:‒ 2 EV
ISO: ISO 100
Lens:EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ 16 mm
MadnessMadnessMadness! Sheer, overwhelming, massive, madness! That's the first thing that went through my mind when I saw this shot. To put it into perspective look at the lights from the town on the lower right side of the image. Imagine that the mountains that this strike is hitting at over 6,000 feet high. This bolt is over twice the hight of them. It is madness. And, I love it!
Shoot Date: August 6, 2018
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Aperture priority 30.0 sec at f/5.0 0 EV
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ 16 mm
ISO: 100
Paradise DefinedParadise DefinedTo experience paradise one must find that place where the heart joins the land in perfect harmony. For me, that place is the High Desert of southern Arizona. It is here that serenity rises with mornings first flickering light and endures throughout all waking moments. Each day brings a new adventure. Each morning delivers a renewed hope.

Morning here is different. There is no morning dew in the high desert. That gorgeous film of moisture gains no footing in the arid desert heat. But we do have its equal. As if God decided it was too grand a vision to deny, during the early morning sunrise shimmering brilliance is born of the suns rays flashing in phosphorescent flashes from the branches of the high desert fauna.

It was amongst this lustrous spectacle that a white stallion stood, serene and majestic, while he surveyed his domain. Surrounded by an aura of golden light he staked his claim as the master of this moment. Here, where generations of his forefathers roamed free, he was at one with the land.

This was the quintessential western landscape, iconic and moving. This was the paradise that I had sought my entire life. In answer to the prayers of a man once lost in the fractured rush of the industrial madness of overpopulated cities, I had arrived home. To capture and relate the beauty of this world is my tribute of thanks to Gods great gift to me. To witness and scribe His glory is my mission. I could not be more blessed.

Paradise Defined
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Shoot Date: November 10, 2018
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Aperture priority ¹⁄₁₀₀₀ sec at f/11 ‒ 2 EV
Lens: EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM @ 16 mm
ISO: 400

 

 

Covid-19 Update
Due to the restrictions required to ensure the health and safety of our participants we have postponed all clinics and workshops from April 1st, 2020 through September 30, 2020