The skies over Joshua Tree National Park are some of the darkest in California. Join Stan Moniz, a Sony ambassador and recognized professional photographer, for a night learning how to capture the beauty of Polaris and the North Celestial Pole in a perfect location.
Stan will teach the following topics so that you can make them your own:
- The foundation for capturing sharp stars. Proper exposure times and image balance.
- Creative compositions with the North Star.
- Star trails in one exposure only.
- How to shoot consecutive exposures to stack for a single star trail image.
- The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights in a scene.
- In-field editing with LightRoom Mobile.
Things to Bring and Know:
CLOTHING/FOOTWEAR: Bring sturdy hiking shoes as the terrain can be a bit slippery as we walk and climb about. Layers of clothing including a jacket. Temperatures during the day can be in the 70’s and then drop into the low 30’s at night.
GEAR: Bring your own camera and lens. ALL CAMERAS ARE WELCOME. Bring a wide angle lens ranging from 11mm to 35mm, Headlamp, tripod, cable releases, intervalometer, memory cards, and extra batteries.
Last but not least: Let’s not forget an awesome attitude! Hope to see you all out at Joshua Tree national park!
STAN IS A PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER WITH MORE THAN 10 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. A SONY AMBASSADOR, STAN CONTINUES TO PUSH HIS BOUNDARIES IN THE CREATIVE ARTS. WITH HIS INFECTIOUS PASSION FOR ADVENTURE, STAN HAS ADAPTED A “NATURE JOURNALIST” APPROACH TO HIS CONTENT CREATING. AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE, STAN WILL DROP EVERYTHING TO CHASE THOSE AWE INSPIRING IMAGES. HE SEEKS TO MOVE PEOPLE AND ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO GET OUT THERE AND EXPERIENCE WHAT THIS BIG BEAUTIFUL WORLD HAS TO OFFER AND TO APPRECIATE THE TIME WE HAVE HERE ON PLANET EARTH. VERSED IN A VARIETY OF PHOTO AND VIDEO TECHNIQUES, STAN WORKS WITH A NUMBER OF CLIENTS IN MAKING THEIR ARTISTIC VISIONS BECOME A REALITY. STAN HAS BEEN INSPIRING OTHERS THROUGH EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND HEART-FELT PRESENTATIONS FOR YEARS, HELPING TO SPARK THAT FIRE IN OTHERS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE CREATIVE ARTS.
*Joshua Tree National Park entrance fee is not included in the price of the workshop.
In accordance with state and local public health organizations, Samy’s Photo School is following all COVID-19 related protocols. All participants will be asked to maintain social distancing protocols of 6 feet from anyone not in their household. Face coverings are mandatory for all. The class size for this event has been limited to further minimize the risks associated with COVID-19. Please do not attend this class if you are experiencing any symptoms related to COVID-19 including fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/smell, fatigue, diarrhea, muscle aches and headache. By Registering for this Workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. You will be asked to sign a waiver prior to the workshop. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS.