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Desert Night Sky Photography

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  • Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree/29 Palms: In the daytime, there is SO much to capture out here. Nighttime gives it all a whole new, magical feeling. After the holidays, I will set up a weekend for anyone wishing to come out and do some late afternoon/night shooting. Most likely it will be around a new moon or quarter moon when star trails are best captured. I'm leaning towards March/early April when the nights might be a bit warmer... As always, if anyone is making a trip out this way just because, give me a heads up and maybe we could hook up. At the very least, I could point you in some interesting directions.

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  • natalia r

    Are there any details coming for this soon? Would love to join depending on date!

    April 15

  • Blayden T.

    Sounds like a wonderful way to capture the universe.

    March 6

  • A former member
    A former member

    I assume this would be an overnighter (camping) during a weekend? I've never shot night sky photos, so I'm looking forward to learning from the pros. :)

    February 5, 2015

  • Shammy D.

    I've never done desert night sky photography -- but I can't wait to! I really want to go with some people who have done this before, so I can learn.

    December 19, 2014

  • Andy K.

    Also, here is an accompanying video Adam made relating to his landscape astrophotography article:

    1 · November 30, 2014

  • Andy K.

    Here's a great egg to chicken tutorial on landscape astrophotography by Adam Woodworth. Well worth the read!

    1 · November 30, 2014

  • Lloyd

    Would be very interested. Any excuse to go to JT.

    2 · November 29, 2014

  • Diana

    Well gee - I guess I posted this eons ago.... :-/ Should probably do something, huh? What looks good to people? Most likely a Saturday night. Nights have been mild so far. The winter skies are so incredibly clear. I'll post some date options for after the holidays and see what works best for most.

    November 29, 2014

  • Tom M.

    The Lyrid Meteor shower will be happening in April. Peak time is after midnight Apr 22. The moon will be dark, so it could be interesting. Here is a shot I took from Joshua Tree during the 2012 Lyrids

    1 · November 29, 2014

  • Sam W.

    This would be fun.

    November 29, 2014

  • Thomas H.

    I hope that the date you choose will be one I can attend.

    November 16, 2011

  • Dan C.

    Looks like a very informative overview.

    December 20, 2010

  • Diana

    December 9, 2010

  • Cathy W.

    Just let me know and I'll go out and buy a tripod!

    November 21, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think this would be GREAT to do. Always wanted to do something like this but never knew how or where. Would be great to go for some instruction and a great group of people.

    November 21, 2010

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  • Robert

    As a lover of exotic, wilderness locations, landscape and wildlife photography has always been... more

  • Megan K

    I am Megan and just moved back to So Cal recently. Looking to meet new friends and... more

  • Blayden T.

    I love photography and am searching for my style. In the mean time, I'm exploring my options.

  • Jim J.

    Hi, my name is Jim. One of my passions is photography. I love meeting & shooting with people who... more

  • Eileen M +1

    Hello, I work mainly with infrared photography but love night lights and cityscapes as well.

  • Shammy D. +1

    I'm returning to more serious photography after years of neglect. I have all new gear and I need... more

  • Roy A.

    I think these meetings are closer to home.

  • Andy K.

    I've shot film for years (snapshots) but have never pursued the artistic side of the discipline....­ more

  • Lloyd
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  • Stacy W. +1

    To meet other photographers,­ and have company visiting photogenic locations.

  • Sam W.

    Hi, My name is Sam and I have lived in San Diego all my life. I enjoy taking pictures.... more

  • Winn K

    So. Californian looking for any excuse to get outdoors for a photo outing

  • Thomas H.

    I enjoy the outdoors & have been using cameras since I was 10 using a Kokak Instamatic 100.... more

  • Diana

    Looking for kindred spirits to hang with, shoot with, and expand my skills with.

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  • Bill G.

    I've been retired for nine years, and photography is one of my favorite ways to spend time.

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