Night Photography @ Joshua Tree National Park

August 26, 2016

Earlier this month, I took an awesome night photography workshop at Joshua Tree National Park put on by Nikon and Samy’s Camera. The store is based out in California, but I somehow found the event through Eventbrite and decided to make the drive down to the NP.

I basically stuck with the instructors the entire evening and had free rein to pick their brains about night photography, photography in general and all the Nikon gear I’m always coveting. It was so much fun shooting and geeking out with other photogs in such a beautiful setting.

I’m sure I’ve been to Joshua Tree when I was a kid, but that was when I was a punk and didn’t appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature. It was nice to get away from the buzz of the neon lights of Vegas and have some moments alone to take in the gorgeous landscapes and night sky.

I stayed until about 3am when my body started shutting down, and I decided it was probably time to wrap up and make the 3-hour drive back to Vegas

In honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service this week, I share with you my favorite images captured that evening/morning, plus a short time-lapse I was able to take.

Happy 100th, NPS!

JoshuaTreeNPNight-14This first image was captured with my Nexus 6 phoneJoshuaTreeNPNight-5JoshuaTreeNPNight-15JoshuaTreeNPNight-10JoshuaTreeNPNight-7JoshuaTreeNPNight-11JoshuaTreeNPNight-12JoshuaTreeNPNight-13

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  • Reply Elizabeth August 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    OMG I love all of these. <3

    • Reply Jackie Watanabe August 28, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      <3<3<3 Thanks!! We need to go and do some more soon!

      • Reply elizabeth August 29, 2016 at 2:25 pm

        Yes! Let’s go soon :D

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