Astrophotography at Joshua Tree, CA: Capturing the Milkyway, Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

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Astrophotography at Joshua Tree, CA: Capturing the Milkyway, Orion and Star Trails with Stan Moniz

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - June 21 @ 1:00 am

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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 capturing the beauty of Polaris and the North Celestial Pole in a perfect location.  The shooting workshops are from 7:30pm-1:30am.
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.
  • Capturing the rise of the Milkyway
  • 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.
  • Post Processing techinques in optional post processing session on March 22nd from 9am-12pm.

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 – 90’s and then drop into the low 40’s – 50’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, interval meter, memory cards, and extra batteries.
OPTIONAL: Laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Stan will be teaching an optional post processing session June 21st from 9am-12pm at the Best Western Joshua Tree.
Last but not least: Let’s not forget an awesome attitude! Hope to see you all out at Joshua Tree national park!

Instructor Bio:
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.

By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.  Click here to view our Terms and Conditions.  Nature is unpredictable, workshop will be rescheduled if the weather will inhibit the workshop.