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New Moon "Milky Way" Workshop - APRIL 7, 2016

  • joshua tree, california (map)


Spend the evening exploring the park and the night skies in Joshua Tree. An excellent introduction to Astrophotography for beginners, and an excellent location for experienced photographers to take their craft to the next level.

We will re-create this image - Same location, same set-up and post-processing instruction

Class size limited to 10.


  • All night session - from sunset > all night > to sunrise
  • Astro-Photography training
  • Optimal camera settings for ISO / Aperture / Exposure / Color temperature
  • Astrophotography from numerous locations in the park
  • Night-Lighting techniques (see image above)
  • Overview of Astronomy topics relevant to astrophotography
  • Post Processing options in Lightroom and Photoshop to bring out the best images
  • Optimal Camera Setup, including lens selection - pre-class
  • We will be camping in the Park so that we can photograph Sunset, Milky Way and Sunrise.
  • Breakfast provided


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 (2.8F or faster) and WIDE (20MM or wider, 14MM is preferable) are best for nighttime photography (lenses can be rented on-line). You will also need a tripod. You will also need to bring a laptop (for processing your images). Once you've registered I will send you a list of download instructions for the software which is used in the workshop.