Milky Way Photography Workshops
april thru september
1 NIGHT in JOshua Tree
all skill levels welcome
Scheduled near the New Moon when the night skies are their darkest. Spend the night exploring the park and the night skies in Joshua Tree. An excellent introduction to Night-photography for beginners, and an excellent location for experienced photographers to take their craft to the next level.
Overnight session - Starts 2 hours before sunset - Ends 11am next day
Sunset/Landscape photography session in the park
Milky Way Photography training
Optimal camera settings for ISO / Aperture / Exposure / Color temperature
Night-photography in the park
Panorama photographic techniques
You will learn how to make Star Trail images
Overview of Astronomy topics relevant to Night-Photography
Post-Processing training on Adobe Lightroom "Classic" CC
5pm - Workshop starts (a few hours before sunset)
Landscape/Sunset Photography Session in the Park
Dinner (B&B/Local Restaurant) (Camping/BBQ Dinner included)
Night / Milky Way Photography Session in the Park (9pm-midnight)
Return to B&B/Campsite around midnight to get some sleep
8am -Next Morning - Lite Breakfast and Lightroom Classic CC Training
11am - Workshop ends
* subject to change based upon the month
* We do not schedule our Milky Way workshops on the weekends (Fri/Sat night) because the park tends to be crowded during those times,
PRICE - $399 (USD) per photographer (includes B&B lodging)
you can request a date now - or decide later (subject to availability)
we will email you a gift certificate for you to print out.
B&B in Joshua Tree (Limit 5)
We provide a private room, queen bed, lite breakfast
& Lightroom "Classic" CC training session.
Camping in Joshua Tree National Park (Limit 6)
We supply sleeping bags , pads, tents, a homemade BBQ dinner & Sunrise in the Park! Lite breakfast & Lightroom "Classic" CC training session back at our B&B.
You must be able to hike for 1/2 mile with your equipment and be able to do some light bouldering (similar to climbing on a step ladder). The approach to the Arch requires you to maneuver up a 3 ft inclined rock with camera gear.
Check our gear guides
This workshop requires that you have a DLSR (or Mirrorless) camera which allows for manual settings of Aperture, Exposure Duration and ISO. The camera should support interchangeable lenses - FAST (F2.8 or faster) and WIDE (20MM or wider, 14MM is preferable) are best for nighttime photography (lenses can be rented on-line at www.borrowlenses.com). You will also need a tripod. You can also bring a laptop (for processing your images). Once you've registered, you will receive a preparation guide and a list of useful apps for night photography.