What we're about


Learn a unique style of starry-night-sky landscape photography from Maxwell Palau and his guest associates. Meet-ups vary from local hikes, free lectures and photo walks to location workshops & camp-outs. Workshops vary from overnight location shoots within 100 miles from San Diego, CA — to multi-day workshops in Southern California & the Baja California Peninsula.

This is a group was created for all with an interested in space, astronomy, astrophotography and adventuring, hiking, camping in dark sky locations on a mission to get the perfect shot. All skills levels are welcome.

Until we meet, check out our Online Photo Album (https://www.flickr.com/photos/131946958@N07/collections/) to get an example of the images you can get and the fun times to experience.

More than just "NightScapes". Most of the location workshops also include daytime landscape photography (at sunrise, sunset, and at twilight) during the most photogenic periods of the day. You'll learn techniques that will also improve your overall skills as a photographer. Here is a Gallery (http://www.stardude.org/#!photography/c1yrs) of my overall work.

See you out there!

Clear Skies!


***By joining this MeetUp Group, you agree to the MeetUp Terms of Service, releasing the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents, accidents, injuries or lost property that occurs at Meetup gatherings***

Past events (217)

BLOOD MOON! Cancelled due to total cloud cover 😢

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial


Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

Milky Way over Agua Caliente- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID CLOSURE

Agua Caliente Campground

Milky Way over Agua Caliente - Night Sky Photo Camp

Agua Caliente Campground