Coast G9 Inspection Beam Pocket Light

It’s tiny, uses a single AAA battery and has a relatively dim, fixed beam. And with a quick and easy hack it turns out to be perfectly suited for illuminating your camera or the inside of your bag without ruining your night vision.
— Lance

When ordering from coastportland.com, use our discount the code PARKSATNIGHT to get 30 percent off of the entire order.

Coast FL75R Rechargeable Pure Beam Focusing Headlamp

I never liked headlamps until I used this one. The FL75R is comfortable to wear and easy to operate. I mainly use it for the red lamp so I can see safely without ruining my night vision, but also like the focusable white beam for seeing far off in the dark.
— Chris

When ordering from coastportland.com, use our discount the code PARKSATNIGHT to get 30 percent off of the entire order.

Vello FreeWave Plus Wireless Micro Remote Shutter Release

I love the freedom of being able to walk into place, fire my camera remotely, and then begin light painting. No trying to beat a timer, running and trying not to trip in the dark. The Freewave is small, easy to use, and I love the blue LED on the receiver so I can see from far away in the dark that the shutter has opened.
— Chris
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Acratech GPSS Ball Head

The GPSS is the perfect match for your traveler style tripod. Made with the same durability as the GP, it has a smaller base so that when you invert your 180 legs they can wrap around the head. Invest in the lever clamp model—it is the ultimate in ensuring your camera remains locked into the ball head.
— Gabe
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If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

Manfrotto Bumblebee Backpack

The Bumblebee has an ergonomic design that’s comfortable to wear for long hikes, which is good, because it’s big enough to hold pretty much any camera gear I’d want to bring on a wilderness shoot. It’s also small enough to classify as a carry-on for commercial flights, making this my go-to bag for national park photo trips.
— Chris

If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

Irix 15mm f/2.4 lens

Affordable ultrawide-angle that doesn’t compromise image quality, in an impressively well-built housing.
— Lance
My go-to prime lens for shooting at night. I love that I can click into infinity without even having to look at the lens.
— Chris
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If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

Nikon D850

The D850 offers outstanding image quality, close to medium-format resolution and high-end features (many of which are extremely useful for night photographers)—all for roughly half the price of the D5.
— Lance
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If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

The Magic of Light Painting

Painting with light is magical. The flashlight is your brush and the scene is your canvas. Imagination and experimentation are your workflow. You control how long the beam strikes the subject, which angle it comes from, the color and softness of the light, and which part of the scene is illuminated. Few other forms of photography allow this level of creativity.

Whether you’re shooting starry landscapes or urban architecture, pro photographer Tim Cooper will help you create and capture high-quality light painting images. In this detailed step-by-step guide you will:

  • Understand how to focus and set your DSLR camera settings while working in the dark
  • Learn how to calculate ambient exposure, ISO, f-stop, shutter speed, and white balance
  • Discover light painting accessories and pro techniques for controlling the angle of light, intensity, beam width, and filtration
  • Extend your night vision by preparing and processing your images in Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop, including blending multiple images

Peak Design Everyday Messenger

We absolutely love these messengers-style bags! You’ll be amazed what you can fit inside them and how well you stay organized…and stylish! We recommend the 15” version but if you have a smaller system the 13” is a nice option. Look for their backpacks, now on kickstarter, to be available to the masses in early 2017!
— Gabe

If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

Peak Design Slide Camera Strap SL-L-2

eak Design Slide Camera Strap – 2” wide standard strap for any camera – including the bigger DSLRs. Comes in standard black, stylish Navy with Caramel trim, and Gabe and Matt’s favorite – the Red with Tan leather.
— Gabe

If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!

Tether Tools Case Relay System

The ultimate making sure your camera stays powered all night long! Choose the right connection to your specific camera, connect to the Case Relay, and then add any USB battery pack! Add the strapmore connection to keep it all organized and wrapped around your tripod. Set up your star stack or time-lapse and let it rip. Gabe is still trying to figure out how long it lasts, his last shoot started at 12am and he shut it off at 5am and there was still juice in the tank!
— Gabe

 The ultimate in making sure your camera stays powered all night long!   

The ultimate in making sure your camera stays powered all night long!

 

  Find your camera coupler here  :

Find your camera coupler here:

  Wrap that all in a protective silicone sleeve for extra protection

Wrap that all in a protective silicone sleeve for extra protection

  We like Tether Tools Rock Solid 10,000mAh 2 usb battery pack – charge your phone and your camera while shooting!

We like Tether Tools Rock Solid 10,000mAh 2 usb battery pack – charge your phone and your camera while shooting!

  And use the simple StrapMoore to wrap it all together around your tripod leg

And use the simple StrapMoore to wrap it all together around your tripod leg

If you choose to purchase anything suggested on our website via our link, it helps support the National Parks at Night workshop program. Thanks!