Milky Way Photography Workshops

 Featured in 2018 'Visit California' Magazine

Featured in 2018 'Visit California' Magazine

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.

workshop includes

  • 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 from numerous locations in the park
  • Night-Lighting 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
  • Optimal Camera Setup, including lens selection - pre-class

PRICE: $399 (USD) per photographer

Choose your Lodging Option:

  • B&B in Joshua Tree (limit 6)
    We provide a private room, queen bed, lite breakfast
    & Lightroom "Classic" 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" training session back at our B&B.  

Student Image - Matt Conahan - September 2016

You will learn how to make star trail images

Camera Equipment

Check our gear guides

Featured in 2018 'Visit California' Magazine

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 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.

*B&B Lodging - Private Room / Queen Bed / Common Bathroom in Joshua Tree. There is no charge for non-photographer spouses to attend the workshop and to stay in the private B&B room.