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Joshua Tree National Park: Sunset and Star Shots

$80.00 $25.00

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Come join us on an amazing evening in the Mojave Desert where we will photograph the setting sun and the stars at night in Joshua Tree National Park. There are so many great photo opportunities to capture in this beautiful region. This venture has a current schedule available, check here for more details…

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This is a one day venture into the rough terrain of Joshua Tree National Park. We will hike to a great location for some spectacular sunset photo opportunities. When the sun sets, that is when the star party gets moving as we make our way to another great location for some superb night photography. We will be shooting photos of the Milky Way as it looms overhead. You will definitely want to be equipped with a wide angle lens, sturdy tripod, and a remote release if possible. It does get pretty dark as we will be shooting without the moon so having a headlamp will be ideal.

Available Seats:

  • There is a maximum occupancy of 20 people for this venture.
About the terrain:

Joshua Tree National Park is a beautiful park, but can also be very unforgiving in general. It is important to exhibit good situational awareness and most importantly, “Stay hydrated” in the warmer months and keep warm in the colder months. The terrain can be very uneven in most places and so it is imperative that you wear the appropriate footwear and always watch your step as the Jumping Cholla cacti will show you why they are named as such.

The wildlife and vegetation at Joshua Tree are beautiful and not without their own natural defenses, so please be very watchful of snakes and cactus. The average elevation is approximately 2,736 ft (834 m) and some of the trail can be host to some strenuous hiking, so please know your limits and tell us ahead of time so we can arrange an alternative route or destination. In regards to temperature, The park can reach summer averages of 101 ºF (38.4 ºC) and during the Winter, the temperatures can reach an average low of 36 ºF (2 ºC).


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Meet up location:

We will be meeting up at John's Place located in Yucca Valley, CA at 4:00 PM for a group check in and a brief orientation/ meet and greet. Please be on time, we will be covering our agenda for the evening and leaving as soon as we wrap up orientation for this venture.


Other Info:

Equipment (required):

  • Camera and lenses with any range from 14mm up to 200mm.
  • Plenty of “charged” batteries for your camera.
  • Tripod, remote release, lens cloth, and plenty of memory cards.
  • Day-pack with plenty of snacks and extras.
  • WATER!, bring enough, Hydration is number one!

Recommended (optional):

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and bug repellent depending on the season.
  • A hat, gloves and a light/medium jacket depending on the weather.
  • A headlamp or flashlight will always be very handy.
  • Boots, sneakers or any shoes with a good gripping tread.( ankle support is ideal)

If you have any questions about this venture please visit the contact page on the site or email us at stpworkshop@gmail.com

*By purchasing or registering for this venture, you agree to the Shoot The Planet Terms and Conditions. Our refund and cancelation policy can also be found here. Participants must be 18 years of age to attend courses and events. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.