What you'll do
We will be meeting at 3400 N Fort Valley Rd at 8:00 pm, which is a Shell gas station. There are 2 Shell gas stations on this road, we are meeting at the second one, which is further from town. 8:00pm- Meet at Shell Station for introductions and prepare for departure 8:30pm- Arrive to our first site, setup equipment, and cover basics of photography and how they apply to astrophotography 9:00pm- Begin photographing the night sky and learning how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO affect astrophotography images 9:30pm- Walk/drive to our second site, located across the highway where we will start to get a bit more creative by learning about artificial light painting and explore more creative angles for a better composition (the rule of 1/3's). 10:00pm- Walk to our third and final site which is a large open field adjacent to our second site to continue shooting the stars, and learn more about basic astronomy such as constellation ID, dark sky conservation, and end our shoot with a group photo under the stars. 10:30pm- Begin to pack up and conclude our tour/head back to vehicles 10:35pm- Transfer photos to your iPhone/perform file sharing 10:40pm- Drive back to Flagstaff If you are bringing your own photography equipment, please be familiar with how to operate manual mode on your camera (shutter speed, aperture, and ISO). *Solo Travelers please contact me prior to booking*
Hello! I am a professional adventure guide and adventure photographer in the Southwest who has grown an affinity for astro-photography and capturing stunning landscapes under the night sky, commonly known as nightscape photography. I have scouted several amazing locations and subjects just around Flagstaff. Being based in the worlds first "International Dark Sky City", we have one of the darkest, least light polluted cities in the country to call our canvas.
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Where you'll be
Several locations outside of Flagstaff that offer incredible and unparalleled views of an absolutely epic night sky.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend. Guests should be prepared to be outside at night in the cold, be sure to dress warm! There are also no facilities where we will be, so bring water, snacks, and I recommend to use the restroom before we leave.
If you need to borrow equipment, please be ready to share with others and put down a $100 deposit the day of our experience plus $15 rental fee. I do my best to plan for optimal conditions and will provide alternatives if conditions are not ideal Solo travelers please contact me prior to booking
Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing