Night Sky Photography

Additional Information

Man has gazed in wonder at the milky way throughout recorded history. Venturing into the dark with a modern camera allows that wonder to be captured in image form. Learn how, when and where to photograph the milky way during this hands on workshop.

We will begin the evening in the classroom learning the basics of astrophotography. We will cover camera settings and tips that you should be aware of when shooting the stars. Next, we will all drive out to a private location to get hands on experience with the instructor.

Please be aware that this is a LATE workshop, and you will have to drive/carpool between classroom and the location of the photography site. We will be walking off road/sidewalk after dark. Everyone should wear sturdy shoes such as hiking boots. Long pants are also advisable.

*This class will take place in all weather, rain or shine. Hands on portion may be postponed. 

Topics Covered 

  • An intro to beginner astronomy and what to expect in the night sky 
  • Description of when certain parts of the sky are visible and where the best objects are for wide field photography 
  • Equipment and Exposure settings needed to capture the milky way 
  • How to deal with night time difficulties like focusing and framing 

Required Equipment 

  • Camera – Capable of ISO3200 
  • Lenses – Wide or Ultrawide lens with a f2.8 or faster maximum aperture (and remember, your local camera store has rentals if you don't own one)   
  • Fully Charged Battery 
  • Memory Cards 
  • Cable Release 
  • Tripod & Ballhead 
  • Other Required Items 
  • Sturdy Shoes 
  • Long Pants 
  • Snacks and Water 
  • Head lamp or other flashlight 


This class is designed for all skill levels. The concepts covered are "advanced" but will be presented in a way that any photographer can follow along and will be able to make Milky Way photos after the class. More advanced students will learn advanced tricks and tips for making and post processing milky way photos. 

Schedule and Format 

This is a hands-on, excursion based class. Class will begin in the classroom and we'll spend 90 minutes going over the night sky orientation and learning the various steps to make Milky Way photos. After the classroom portion, we'll drive to a private location. Students will then make Milky Way photos with the help of the instructor. 

* Students are responsible for their own transportation from classroom to and from the private location. 

 The cost of most classes is $125.00 dollars; however, we have three discount options to fit almost any budget: 

Whether you want to pursue your passion or start a new career, we have the photography course for you. You can sign up for any of our class by calling the studio at 1(210) 439-0570, leave your name and number and we will call you back to schedule your class, any of our classes could be yours for as little as $35.00 dollars.  


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Which saves you 40% and brings your cost to $75.00 and can be found by clicking this link:  


2)  Military Discount  

If you are active military or the spouse of an active duty member or veteran you would qualify for our military discount of 50% which makes your cost $62.50  


3)  Photography School Discount Pass  

Our best and most used discount is our photo school discount pass, by buying a one-year photo school discount pass you enjoy a 72% discount rate which brings the cost of your class or workshop to $35.00 dollars.  The cost of the one-year pass is $35.00 dollars. Got more than one photographer in the family no problem the family pass is only $50 dollars for one year.  (example when two family members take a class together the first family member's cost is $35.00 and the second family member's cost is $15 dollars for a total of $50 dollars for both students in the same class.)  


We also extend this rate to current members of photography clubs in the local area.  See the current supported clubs below.   

Current List of Sponsored Photo Clubs  

Schertz Photography Society located at this Link  
New Braunfels Photographic Society located at this Link 

To sign up for this class

Don't see this class on the schedule, no problem contact us and be the first to sign up on a date that works for you.