Joshua Tree- Starry Nights

June 12th - 15th 2018

Joshua Tree National Park
Sunsets, Milky Way, Starry Nights and Painting with Light! 

You have asked, we have answered! 
Part of the MPA “Photograph America the Beautiful” Tours! 
A tour for a specific purpose! June 12th – 15th with the New Moon dark skies! 

3 FULL NIGHTS DEDICATED to the sunsets, stars and learning how to photograph the nighttime skies and paint with light in one of the top places in the world to do so!

PLUS – Learning to edit your images including how to
star-stack for circles of stars!


Join us as we capture amazing images, and truly learn many of the secrets of astral photography and painting with light! 

PLUS-A bonus day of learning to edit using Lightroom and Photoshop and how to star stack images to get the effects of the image above! 

Joshua Tree National Park has long been considered by many as the best place in the United States to photograph the night skies due to such low light “pollution”. This tour is specifically set up for the dates when the new moon is arriving and the skies should be at their best. This is an OPTIMUM time of year to do this. 

You do NOT NEED night time photography experience to do this tour! This tour is for you to learn and we are right there with you in a VERY small group setting! 

*Hiking difficulty – There is very little hiking on this tour. Almost everything we photograph is within a VERY short walk to our vehicles and many times, just right outside of our vehicles!  If you have any concerns or special circumstances, please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions. 


  • Attendee to Instructor ratio 5-1
  • Price: $1295 (Early Bird Rate SPECIAL $1095 if paid in full by Jan 15th!)
  • After January 15th, regular price.
  • Payment plans for all budgets, just ask!

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  • Price includes:
    • MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • 3 Full nights of shooting with an afternoon of editing and star stacking software learning!  
    • Park fees
    • Transportation on tour
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Twentynine Palms, CA We will have a host hotel. 
      • Located 2 hours from the Ontario, CA Intl Airport. 
    • Recommended trip insurance
    • Hotel
      • We have secured a block rate at our host hotel – TBA
      • We can help facilitate a roommate if requested

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Base itinerary
June 12th     – Arrive – Group meeting 7 pm – First all night photography session
June 13th     – Sunset and night session
June 14th     – Afternoon editing and working on images together, sunset and nighttime session.  
June 15th     – Depart

The trip is not confirmed until deposit is placed. Due to limited space, there are NO EXCEPTIONS to this and it is on a first come first serve basis. Contact us with any questions.

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