Learn how to capture the Milky Way with Stan Moniz, a Sony Ambassador and recognized professional photographer, at Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California and a perfect location to capture the beauty of the night sky.
The Milky Way galaxy is only visible a few months out of the year. This workshop is offered close to the New Moon when the Milky Way will be most visible in our nights sky.
A variety of techniques will be taught and explained in an easy to understand manner for any photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography.
Stan will explain the 500 rule and other topics covered may include light painting, star trails and nightscape portraits. On site post-editing images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered on this fun-filled night under the blanket of the night sky.
We will meet at 7:30pm and Stan will then lead you to a desired location for sunset instruction. After the sunset instruction, we will focus on full night photography, using different areas for change in background and scene.
Things to bring and know:
Bring a camera and lens. “ALL CAMERAS WELCOME.” Do bring a wide angle lens ranging from 11mm to 35mm, headlamp and tripod. Cable releases, interval meter, memory cards, and extra batteries are other great things to bring as well.
Optional – Laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Stan will be teaching post techniques to improve your Milky Way and nightscape images.
Sturdy hiking shoes are best to wear as the terrain can be a bit slippery as we walk and climb about. Dress light but do bring a warm jacket. Temperatures during the day can be in the 90’s to 100’s this time of year and drop into the low 70’s and 60’s at night.
And last but not least. Let’s not forget an awesome attitude! Hope to see you all out at Joshua Tree national park!
The fee to enter Joshua Tree National Park is not included in the workshop fee.