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Night Sky Photography Spring 2017

Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

Night Sky Photography Spring 2017

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member (JTNPA or PINE) May 13, 2017 $110.00 $0.00
Non Member May 13, 2017 $120.00 $0.00

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If you enjoy photography and are fascinated by the desert night sky, this three-session, hands-on workshop is for you! Dennis Mammana will teach participants how to use even the simplest of cameras to create magnificent celestial portraits. The class will begin with tips for setting up and shooting the night sky. Saturday evening, participants will head into the park to try out their new knowledge under the real night sky. The next day, Mammana will show how the image taken the previous night can be altered in PhotoShop. Any camera, digital or film, will work, as long as it can be adjusted manually, used with a tripod, remote control, and can take exposures of 15, 30, or more seconds. Students should have a good working knowledge of their equipment prior to taking this class on manual modes in the dark.

Download the course outline:  Night Sky Photography Spring 2017 for class itinerary, meeting times and locations.

Please review this pdf package that contains pertinent information about your class, the Joshua Tree National Park, camping reservations and lodging in the area around the park:  enrollment attachments.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

Have questions about Night Sky Photography Spring 2017? Contact Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

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Oasis Visitor Center
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, California 92277

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 12:30 PM (PDT)

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Exploring Nature through Education

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park is an adult and family education program offering an in-depth exploration of the park’s natural wonders. Learn from highly qualified instructors who are passionate about sharing their expertise, and committed to providing a personal and fun learning experience. The Desert Institute is sponsored by the Joshua Tree National Park Association, and operates with the full endorsement of the National Park Service. Join us this season for an educational adventure.

Field Classes

The Desert Institute offers outdoor field classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, citizen science, and creative arts. The Desert Institute also offers half day courses for children from 8-13 years and their parents.  Enrollment is open to all, and some courses may be taken for optional university credit. All field programs follow “Leave No Trace” principles to minimize impact on the desert environment, and where necessary, obtain special permits to access certain aspects of Joshua Tree National Park that would otherwise be restricted. Weekend courses ranging from one to three days are scheduled over two class semesters, Fall and Spring. Discounts are available for members of the Joshua Tree National Park Association and Partners in Nature Education.

Custom Programs

Whatever you interest in Joshua Tree National Park, we can design a custom educational program to be a perfect fit for you or your group. Click on the sidebar for program ideas, or contact the Desert Institute for more information.

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