Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milkyway with Stan Moniz

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree National Park: Capturing the Milkyway with Stan Moniz

June 25 @ 7:30 pm - June 26 @ 12:30 am

| $325.00

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Capture the Beauty of the Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park with professional adventure photographer and Sony Ambassador Stan Moniz!

This event will be held in Joshua Tree National Park, home to some of the darkest skies in Southern California.


  • All of the factors necessary to capture sharp stars including proper exposure times and image balance.
  • Creative compositions with the Milky Way and surrounding landscape.
  • The use of external lightning to enhance shadows and highlights to a scene.
  • Star trail photography in one single exposure.



Bring sturdy hiking shoes as the terrain can be a bit slippery as we walk and climb. Do consider layers of clothing including a jacket. Temperatures during the year can range from highs of 100 degrees+ to below freezing in at night. Do consult a free phone app called WeatherBug that Stan consults on the daily 3-5 days in advance of a trip to dress accordingly.


Bring your own camera.

Lens. Consider bringing a 16-35mm equivalent or other wide angle lens.


Sturdy tripod.

Shutter release cable for long exposure photography.

Memory cards.

Extra camera batteries.

Instructor Bio:

Stan, a Sony Ambassador and published photographer with more than 10 years of experience, continues to push his boundaries in the creative arts. With his exuberant and positive love for adventure, Stan has adapted a nature journalistic 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 them to get out and experience what this big, beautiful world has to offer and to appreciate the time we have here on planet Earth. Stan has worked with numerous clients to help make their artistic visions a reality. Stan has been inspiring others through educational workshops and heart-felt presentations for years, helping to spark that fire for photography and the creative arts in others.

*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. 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.

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Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277 United States
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