If there is a type of photography where great planning increases your chances of success, that’s Milky Way photography.
The Milky Way is visible throughout the year in most of the areas of our planet, but the most interesting part of our galaxy, the galactic center, is only visible during a few nights during a few months every year depending on your location. We have found the calculations and have set days into the calendar
Join us in photographing the nighttime skies in the west desert BLM areas.
Take your photography to the next level, with a camping trip included ! Join us !
Your sure to come back with some amazing photos !
Beginning & Intermediate Photographers
Capable of camping/supporting yourself in a desert environment
Utah West Desert
YES ! if your wanting to find some pristine dark skies, a 4WD with off road clearance is needed. We will not be responsible for any damage occurred to your vehicle.
All equipment, you will be required to provide. There are many online photography rental sites. You really wont need any fancy equipment – what is all ready in your bag will get you started !
DSLR or mirrorless camera with ISO range to at least 6,400 and shutter speeds to at least 30 secs (most cameras will allow these settings)
-Typical lens with a aperture of f/4 or larger and an equivalent of 18-55 mm
-Wide lens with an aperture of f/1.8 to 3.5 (work very well) and an equivalent of 18-55 mm
-A sturdy tripod
-Wireless remote or use your onboard timer (we will show you how)
-Headlamp with a red filter
-Warm clothes (as the night gets later it does get colder)
-Gloves and hat
-Snacks and beverages
-Camping chair or any portable seat. There is a lot of standing.
-Camping gear if spending the night (we recommend camping – its a very dark and long 2 hr drive back to SLC)
The choice is yours, We will be camping during the Night Time Milky Way Experience. If you wish to return to your hotel or Salt Lake City its all up to you. If you choose to camp with us, you will be responsible for your own survival. No accommodations, no meals, no transportation will be provided – Four wheel drive rigs are required.
YOU MUST BE SELF SUFFICIENT