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Dark Skies, Desert Beasts (Sold Out)

Week 1 sold out quick, and the waitlist kept growing and growing—so we’re offering a second workshop right after the first! Journey deep into the desert of southern California (again!) and explore the Dark Sky Sculptural Oasis of Borrego Springs.

National Parks at Night and our friends at Atlas Obscura are joining forces to offer you a photography workshop that will explore the night sky and sculptures that surround the town of Borrego Springs, California. There are over 130 life size metal sculptures, mostly of creatures that might have roamed this same desert since many moons ago. 

Borrego Springs is one of 16 International Dark Sky Communities, making it the perfect place to host our four-day workshop. Each night we’ll have stars and moonlight, perfect for making dramatic images of light painting these surreal scenes. During the day we'll learn about light painting, night techniques and post-processing. At night we’ll allow ourselves to be transported back in time—outfitted with 21st-century lenses—by the mesmerizing swath of light cast by the desert moon.

NPAN Ambassadors / Instructors: Lance Keimig and Chris Nicholson

For more information and to register, visit the Atlast Obscura info & registration page.