Daydream 4K: a breathtaking journey through the American Southwest

Videographer Ron Risman, who we’ve featured on Boing Boing many times, specializes in nature and night sky time lapse video (and also conducts workshops). This time, Ron made a gorgeous video of the Southwestern US.

As I nod off at my desk I begin to day dream about the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest. Suddenly I am whisked away to this enchanting land of red rock hoodoos and truly grand canyons as far as the eye can see. Much of this magnificent area has an elevation of 8000-10,000 ft above sea level and with no city in sight for hours – the skies are so dark that viewing our galaxy is as easy as opening our eyes and looking up.

This film was captured while in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona this past September and early October. I was leading two advanced timelapse workshops (TimelapseWorkshops.com), and spent another few days ahead of time scouting locations with my guest instructor, Sean Parker.

In total we drove over 30 hours to get to all of these locations – yet each minute was filled with anticipation of what mother nature would bring.

Anyone who has met me knows my love for the southwest. I have been photographing this area for the past 20 years and since launching my timelapse workshops in 2013 I continue to attract amateur and professional photographers from all over the world (including Brazil, Turkey, China, Denmark, Scotland, and the United States) who fly in to learn how to capture and create breathtaking time lapses using their DSLR’s. These workshops are an adventure in learning, an escape from the daily grind of life, and a way to rejuvenate and find your creative voice.

Take a look at our upcoming workshops. If you would like to join other photographers on a multi-day adventure while learning to produce stunning time lapse photography – register for one of our workshops.

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