The Night Sky at Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is an incredibly awe inspiring natural wonder located within the Mojave and Colorado deserts. It’s named for the rare Joshua tree that grows in the area, but it’s distinct night sky views will make you forget about any trees and take you to another world. With nearly uninterrupted views, far away

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Best Places for Stargazing in Colorado

Stargazing in Colorado is unreal and there is no shortage of locations to experience the stars. From the top of mountain passes to unique spots like the Great Sand Dunes National Parks, stargazing in Colorado is sure to leave you with epic memories. Guanella Pass Guanella pass is full of magical spots that provide an

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Equipment Recommendations for Astrophotography – Getting Started

Having the right equipment can make a huge difference when it comes to taking pictures of the stars. Getting started with astrophotography doesn’t have to be expensive. Amazon has a lot of great deals on refurbished products and your local camera store or Craigslist are also great places to check.  Cameras The great debate! In

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Night Photography Cheat Sheet

Getting started with night photography can be overwhelming if you aren’t sure how to setup your camera. This cheat sheet should help make night photography a little less intimidating. Shutter Speed Imagine your photo as a blank canvas that will capture all the light it can in the time that the shutter is open. The

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Echo Mountain with stars

Night Photography and Moon Cycles

There is no bad time for taking pictures of the night sky, but astrophotography during each moon cycle is a different experience.  New Moon About 4 days before and after a new moon are the prime days to capture the milky way with the least amount of light pollution. You can see the crispness in

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Joshua Tree Light Painting

Light Painting Techniques

Night photography is one of the more challenging genres of photography but mastery of the long exposure will really change your photography game.  On a completely dark night, there may be a tree or a person that you want to highlight.  This is where the technique of light painting comes in.   What is light painting? 

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