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Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing

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Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing

85 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
photo walk

Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing

photo walk

Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing

85 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will be meeting at 3400 N Fort Valley Rd, which is a Shell gas station. There are 2 Shell gas stations on this road, so be sure to GPS this address. Meet at Shell Station for introductions and prepare for departure Drive separately to our first site, setup equipment, and cover basics of photography and how they apply to astrophotography Begin photographing the night sky and learning how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO affect astrophotography images 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). Walk to our third and final site (if time/conditions allow) 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. Begin to pack up and conclude our tour/head back to vehicles 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 and transportation is not provided*

Your host

Learn more about Evan

Evan

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.

What's included

Equipment
I have photography equipment that can be rented if needed. $15 per camera rental fee and $100 refundable security deposit.

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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

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

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.

More tips

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. Please be familiar with your camera in manual mode if you plan on bringing your own equipment. Solo travelers please contact me prior to booking

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Dark Sky Astrophotography and Stargazing
85 reviews
From $59/person
85 reviews
From $59/person