PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
INCLUDES A PRIVATE ROOM AT OUR B&B IN JOSHUA TREE
We will spend the night exploring the park and the Milky Way 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.
Class size limited to 8
NOTE: IT WILL BE A FULL MOON, WHICH WILL WASH OUT MANY OF THE STARS, BUT THE METEORS WILL BE VISIBLE SINCE THEY OCCUR AT ONLY ABOUT 100 MILES ABOVE THE EARTH.
Nighttime PHOTOGRAPHY Session - from sunset -> night
Optimal camera settings for ISO / Aperture / Exposure / Color temperature
Astrophotography from numerous locations in the park
Overview of Astronomy topics relevant to astrophotography
Post Processing options in Lightroom to bring out the best images
Optimal Camera Setup, including lens selection - pre-class
Includes Lodging at B&B for night of event
See 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). 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.