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Learn Astro Photography in the Rocky's

Denver, United States

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Experience hosted by Maggie

3 hours
Includes transportation, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience Colorado Astrophotography by taking breathtaking photos of the stars against the Rocky Mountains. The night photography tours are usually about 3.5 to 4 hours and begin within an hour of sunset. We have access to Colorado's greatest parks and know all the hidden back roads that have some of the most stunning views. Please look up moon phase and rise/set times. We can still go when the moon is out, it just dilutes the amount of stars captured, but we can get stars in any condition other than rain or snow. I have a jeep that easily fits 4 guests and we go to to Guanella pass. You can bring your own DSLR camera or we will provide one for you. If you bring your own, please email us so we can make sure you have the right type of lens you need for optimal use. We are also happy to meet you anywhere you might be (within reason) so if you want to meet in a mountain town you are visiting, we are usually willing to meet up with you where you are.
We drive about 30 min into the darkness, then spend another 30min getting cameras on their best settings. After that, we head to stunning mountain views to fish for shooting stars. We stay close to the car, and I teach you how to take optimal photos. We return home with amazing photos.
Other things to note
If mountain driving scares you, just let me know and we can keep it to paved roads. I'm happy to accommodate any concerns you may have. My goal is to have fun too!

Also, if you are vacationing in the mountains, I'm willing to meet you there.
Experience Colorado Astrophotography by taking breathtaking photos of the stars against the Rocky Mountains. The night photography tours are usually about 3.5 to 4 hours and begin within an hour of sunset. We have access to Colorado's greatest parks and know all the hidden back roads that have some of the most stunning views. Please look up moon phase and rise/set times. We can still go when the moon is out, it just dilutes the amount of s…

Maggie's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Transportation
    Jeep Renegade Transportation to the Rocky Mountains!
  • Equipment
    Camera, lens, tripod, headlamp
From $200
/ person
Sun, Feb 28
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Mon, Mar 1
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person
Tue, Mar 2
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
$200 per person
$200 per person

Meet your host, Maggie

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 35 Reviews
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Unlock a different side of your soul by capturing celestial bodies the against Colorado's most majestic mountains. My name is Maggie Martin and I'm a seasoned landscape photographer. Astro photography has become my most passionate element of photography as well as all different types of long exposure photographs. In my journey as a photographer, night photos have always been such a challenge for me and now that I have mastered this skill, I would love to provide an experience for others to capture the same skill. Come fish for shooters with me.
Unlock a different side of your soul by capturing celestial bodies the against Colorado's most majestic mountains. My name is Maggie Martin and I'm a seasoned landscape photographer. Astro photography has become my most passionate element of photography as well as all different types of long exposure photographs. In my journey as a photographer, night photos have always been such a challenge for me and now that I have mastered this skill, I would love to provide an experience for others to c…
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Where you'll be

Jeep trails in Colorado have been some of my favorite day adventures. We will go anywhere to jeep goes! After all our time here, we know the best camp grounds, the best parks, and the best "off the beaten path" backroads. Since it mostly depends on the weather and the season, it is hard to be specific- but the Rocky Mountains, Lakes, Meteor showers, and the like are all on the agenda.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 35 reviews.

Madelyn
February 2021
What a blast and beautiful way to learn astrophotography! This is an amazing experience and Maggie is very knowledgeable, I would highly recommend to anyone
Kevin
December 2020
This experience was better than I expected. Maggie is considered a super-host and very experienced in what she does. She was great at communicating about weather updates and was very accommodating in providing a refund if the weather wasn’t cooperative to take beautiful pictures. Although we encountered a snow storm towards the end..Maggie was able to remain calm and get us home safely. She is a great conversationalist and makes the trip very enjoyable. Maggie had cool a theme constellation playlist that made the car ride even more enjoyable. Overall, this was a well worth experience and recommend to anyone who wants to take cool pictures of the stars in the mountain. Thanks again Maggie for making this experience the best part of our trip!
This experience was better than I expected. Maggie is considered a super-host and very experienced in what she does. She was great at communicating about weather updates and was ve…
Mollie
December 2020
When I saw this experience offered, I was so excited! Maggie is an awesome guide; she is both knowledgeable and a super fun person to spend time with! Her flexibility and fairness with rescheduling or even refunding if inclement weather is especially appreciated.
When I saw this experience offered, I was so excited! Maggie is an awesome guide; she is both knowledgeable and a super fun person to spend time with! Her flexibility and fairness…
Andrea
November 2020
This has hands down been one of the most beautiful things I've ever done. Maggie was incredibly welcoming, we got to chat for a long time because I did the experience on my own. She took into account my sense of letting me be surprised by the places she suggested while also considering my preference for going to a lake and being able to see the city from afar. The experience lasted a while and yet it felt like it flew.
This has hands down been one of the most beautiful things I've ever done. Maggie was incredibly welcoming, we got to chat for a long time because I did the experience on my own. Sh…
Briana
November 2020
Our experience was amazing! Maggie was warm and patient and very kind to us who are very much beginners! She was very accommodating and it was obvious to see astrophotography is a passion of hers through her teaching. Truly a one-of-a-kind experience! Add some mulled wine or a hot toddy and absolute perfection!!
Our experience was amazing! Maggie was warm and patient and very kind to us who are very much beginners! She was very accommodating and it was obvious to see astrophotography is a…
Ian
October 2020
What an amazing experience! Maggie is very personable and friendly. The drive out to Georgetown was full of great music and conversation. I appreciated her feedback on photos and composition. I would totally do this again!

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    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $200 per person
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    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $200 per person
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    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $200 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Sun, Mar 7
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Tue, Mar 9
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Wed, Mar 10
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $200 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.