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Desert Nigh Sky Photography for Beginners Workshop
with Dennis Mammana and Anza-Borrego Foundation


If you love photography and are fascinated by the spectacular desert night sky, this two-day hands-on workshop is for you! Not only will get to enjoy some of Mammana’s classic night sky images, you will learn the basics of capturing beautiful celestial photographs with little more than a camera, tripod and a starry night sky.

On Saturday afternoon you will learn to use your gear to set up, shoot and evaluate yourphotos under the night sky. After a break for dinner (on your own), you will try out your new knowledge under the real desert sky—weather permitting, of course. The following morning, participants will share images from the previous night , and will explore image processing tricks to make your photos pop.

What to Bring: Participants should bring a camera—digital or film—that can be manually adjusted to take time exposures and focus manually, a solid tripod, a remote control or cable release (helpful, but not necessary) camera user manual and a flashlight (with a red LED or covered with red cellophane). A laptop and thumb drive (or CDs) will also be useful to copy your images for display the following morning. Participants must have a good working knowledge of their equipment.

This is a multiple-day event, December 7-December 8. Lodging is not included. Please see the website for more information and for registration.

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Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts