Joshua Tree- Starry Nights

August 18th - 20th, 2017

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

You have asked, we have answered! 
Part of the MPA “Photograph America the Beautiful” Tours! 
A new tour with a specific purpose!August 18th – 20th, 2017

2 FULL NIGHTS DEDICATED to the stars and learning how to photograph the night time skies in one of the top places in the world to do so!

PLUS – 1 day of learning to edit your images including how to
star-stack for circles of stars!

ONLY 12 people allowed on this tour!
There will be a 3-1 Client – Instructor ratio! 

This will sell out FAST! 

We are striving to bring you smaller groups and even more personalized instruction!
This is part of our premium photographic tour collection,
giving you what no one else does in the world!


Join David & Ally McKay along with Photorec Toby as we photograph for 2 full nights, 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. 

As this is such a specialty tour, we are limiting this to 12 maximum participants. We will have 4 instructors on hand for a 3-1 ratio which is amazing!

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!


A Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS including
Beginner through Advanced!

VERY LIMITED SPACE on this tour! ONLY ONE TIME THIS YEAR! As always, we expect this tour to sell out! Don’t miss it!Registration and further details below.

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  • Attendee to Instructor Ratio: 3-1 Student/Instructor ONLY 12 people!
  • Price: $1495 
  • Payment plans for all budgets, just ask!

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  • Price includes:
    • MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • Group size 12 WITH 4 instructors. WOW!
    • 2 Full nights of shooting with a day of editing and star stacking software learning!
    • We will be carpooling to keep vehicle use to a minimum
  • 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
August 18th – Arrive – Group meeting 7pm – First all night photography session
August 19th – All Night session starting around 9pm
August 20th – Editing and working on images together.
August 21st – Depart

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 fist serve basis. Contact us with any questions.


Cancellation Policies

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