Night Sky Photography          

Date/Time: Saturday, May 13, 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm Sunday, May 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
Fee: $110 JTNPA/PINE/OSHER member, $120 non members
Instructor: Dennis Mammana, M. S., Astronomy, Sky Photographer, Syndicated Columnist
Hike Level: Easy

If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Dennis Mammana will teach participants how to use even the simplest of cameras to create magnificent celestial portraits. The class will begin with tips for setting up and shooting the night sky. Saturday evening, participants will head into the park to try out their new knowledge under the real night sky. The next day, Mammana will show how the image taken the previous night can be altered in PhotoShop. Any camera, digital or film, will work, as long as it can be adjusted manually, used with a tripod, remote control, and can take exposures of 15, 30, or more seconds. Students should have a good working knowledge of their equipment prior to taking this class.  Sign up soon, as this class is limited to 12 participants!

Download the course outline:  Night Sky Photography Spring 2017  and here are tips for a successful photography workshop

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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