Bodie Ghost Town Exclusive!

Bodie Ghost Town Exclusive!


May 26th – 28th, 2020

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Bodie Ghost Town Photography Tour!

EXCLUSIVE PRE-OPENING AND AFTER CLOSING ACCESS featuring a session that includes access to many of the buildings and access after-hours for star photography and light painting! 

This is something new and an incredible EXCLUSIVE experience! 
May 26th-28th, 2020
This will sell out FAST 

WOW, Just WOW! EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to one of the best preserved Ghost Towns in the Nation! 
Bodie Ghost Town in the Eastern Sierras of California has long been considered one of the best-preserved Ghost Towns in the Nation. People come here every year to wander and explore and photograph. 

NOW, Imagine EXCLUSIVE access we have been able to obtain that will allow us to photograph and have the town all to OURSELVES after hours and under the stars from 6pm-1am! 

THEN, Imagine a morning in which we arrive at 6am before the park is open to the public and have access to enter many of the buildings to photograph! 

With special permits and fees paid to help fund the Bodie Foundation, we have been able to secure the ability to do this! HOW AMAZING! 


  • Price: $1195
  • Price includes:
    • MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • Instructor ratio! 12 Photographers / 2 Instructors
    • Park fees, Permits, Ranger Fees
    • Transportation on tour

The trip is not confirmed until deposit or payment 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.

  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to Group Hotel 
    • Recommended trip insurance
    • Instructor Gratuities
    • Hotel
      • We have secured a block rate at our host hotel – TBA
      • We can help facilitate a roommate if requested

Base itinerary

Base Itinerary*

  • Tues, May 26, 2020
    • Arrive, 3pm Welcome Meeting
    • Sunset at Salt Tufts Mono Lake
  • Wed, May 27, 2020
    • Morning Session at Bodie
    • Nighttime Session at Bodie (until 1am)
  • Thurs, May 28, 2020
    • Editing
    • Depart 

Base itinerary*
Tues May 26th – Check in 3pm  – Meet 4pm and go over night time photography techniques. 
Drive to Mono Lake Salt Tufts and photograph sunset and learn star photography.

Wed May 27th – Morning Session– Leave at 5am . Bodie exclusive access 6am-12pm . We have arranged State Park Rangers through the Bodie Foundation to monitor and allow us access to many of the buildings. Each building only allows 2-3 people at a time with a Ranger.  This is not available to the public and has been given special permission to us! We have hired extra Park Rangers so that we can photograph 2-3 buildings at any given time allowing everyone amazing access and photographic opportunities! 

Night Time Session– After a lunch and rest break, head back to Bodie at 5pm for a night time photography tour exclusive for our group. We will be the only people in the town! 

Thur  May 28th – After breakfast, a special editing session will take place to show you how to edit your star photography images! 

Itinerary will be flexible based on many options including weather and what we feel will be best use of time each day for maximum impact on the tour! 

*Itinerary will be flexible based on many options including weather and what we feel will be the best use of time each day for maximum impact on the tour! 


  • Toby Gelston
  • David McKay

Instructors are scheduled, however they are subject to change as needed. 

Tour Packet

Please download the Tour Packet from link below when it becomes available.  The information contained in this packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the web site. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour as well as arrival info etc.

mpa-2020-Bodie Tour 1 Client Packet