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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.

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!

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!

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!

Manfrotto 410 Junior Geared Head - Supports 11 lbs (5kg)

When precision is paramount, the Manfrotto Junior Geared Head is unmatched. It is slightly slower to use then a ball head, but the payoff is incredible. The three way pan-tilt offers precise control in each axis allowing for individual adjustments. This head makes fine tuning your compositions effortless
— Tim

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

Acratech GP Ball Head

For years I have used pan-tilt heads. Once I found Acratech, I completely switched over. A great company that makes extremely high-quality products. I don’t know how I worked without for so long. Invest in the lever clamp model—it is the ultimate in ensuring your camera remains locked into the ball head.
— Tim
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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 AF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4G Lens

The nifty fifty. Can live without it. A fast all purpose lens.
— Tim
I love making images with this lens. I’ve owned two, dropped one (grin). I started experimenting with near focusing at wide aperture and doing long exposures. Nice bokeh. Like.
— Matt

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 AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

I love this lens. They say it is the sharpest wide angle zoom made. I believe it. The wide 14mm captures huge sections of the sky
— Tim
This lens doesn’t come off my D750 – so sharp, fast, and fills the frame with all my night needs.
— 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!

Gitzo GIGT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

I’ve been a big fan of the Gitzo Traveler Tripods and the newly revamped series 1 1545T is my small 2nd tripod. At 2.3lbs, this tripod is always with me. It can now get as high as 60” and still collapse as compact at 16.7”. Smooth, solid, and built to last.
— Gabe
When I need to go light, this is my travelling partner.
— Tim
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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!

X-Rite i1Display Pro

You have to know that your monitor is showing you the truth about color and brightness before and during all edits. Plus, when presenting, you should show your work with he best possible color and dynamic range.
— Matt

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