Onsite Course
1 or 2 Days
Joshua Tree National Park
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Joshua Tree Night Sky Photography Workshop

Shoot the stars in the uniquely Californian landscape of Joshua Tree! Join us for this weekend of hands-on learning.

Joshua Tree National Park is a unique area that combines two deserts: the high Mojave Desert and the low Colorado Desert. With a rich backdrop of hills, rock structures, and its native Joshua trees, this ancient desert is a fascinating area for learning night sky photography.



Learn how to shoot the stars in this Night Sky Photography Workshop in Joshua Tree!


  • Camera (spare batteries and memory cards recommended)
  • Tripod
  • Wide angle lenses, filters, etc.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and clothes
  • Face Mask
  • Water
  • Snacks


Accommodations are not included in pricing.

Our meeting place will be at Holiday Inn Express in Twentynine Palms, 72535 Twentynine Palms Highway, Twentynine Palms, CA 92277.


  • 5 PM – Meet in lobby at Holiday Inn Express to go over tips and techniques for focusing in the dark to shoot stars.
  • 6 PM – We will drive over to Joshua Tree National Park. Feel free to bring a cooler with beverages – It will be hot!
  • 6:30 PM – Set up at Boy Scout Trail to shoot the sunset
  • Sunset is at 7:30 PM
  • After sunset, we will head over to Live Oak to shoot the milky way against the desert landscape
  • We will then head over to Key’s Ranch for light painting and more night shooting
  • We expect to be out shooting until midnight or earlier


  • Beginner – Advanced



  • David LaNeve



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