Alabama Hills Night Sky Photography Workshop

Join our small group Alabama Hills Night Sky Photography Workshop
as we teach you to capture the night sky during the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower, August 2018. 

The Alabama Hills, located in the Eastern Sierra, is a jumble of granite boulders on the western slopes of the Owens Valley. This area was the location of hundreds of western movies where stagecoaches were ambushed by bandits hidden in the rocks on the road to the base of Mount Whitney. This area creates stunning foregrounds when shooting the night sky and it is one of the darkest locations in all of California. The multiple-arch locations and the lumped sandstone with Mt. Whitney as the background make a perfect backdrop for the beauty of the Milky Way, meteor showers, and the stars above.

Alabama Hills Night Sky Photography Workshop
August 12 – 13, 2018
Sunset into the Evening Shoots on Both Nights

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Price includes instruction materials and field guides. Does not include lodging, food or transportation. Can’t make this scheduled workshop? Contact us for a private or special group rate tour.


Two experienced landscape photographers and photo workshop leaders, Mark and Holly Jansen will lead you on your way to the proper techniques in capturing the Milky Way and night sky above.



This workshop will be held during the Perseid Meteor Shower. The forecast is for an estimated 60 meteors per hour at peak. We will be out shooting in the wee hours of the morning to capture the stars!



techniques will be taught and explained in a very easy to learn manner for

A variety of techniques will be taught and explained in a very easy to learn manner for any beginner photographer who is interested in the art form of astrophotography.

The explanation of the 500 rule, light painting, nightscape portraits, time-lapsing, and on sight post-editing images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop will be covered on this fun-filled night under the blanket of the night sky.

Students will also have an opportunity to photograph the sunset and sunrise on Saturday and Sunday.





Want to read about some of our other experiences in the Eastern Sierra?
Here are some blog links:

The Ultimate Eastern Sierra Photo Expedition
A Fresh Look at a Salty World During Our Photography Workshop in the Eastern Sierras









Jansen Photo Expeditions operates under permit on the Inyo National Forest

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