Astrophotography Photo Tours
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Have you ever seen the Milky Way with your own, bare eyes? These workshop-style astrophotography tours take you to places near Asheville where the stars are the brightest!
Ever wanted to learn to photograph the night sky?! This tour takes you to beautiful areas in the mountains of Western North Carolina where the sky is the darkest at night and the stars are the brightest! These tours are a safe way to learn more about long exposures, locations, and the best times to photograph the night sky. We’ll show you a couple of tricks for photographing the Milky Way galaxy. It would be hard for us to exaggerate the incredible feeling you get when you capture one of these photos on your own camera for the first time! We may even see a few shooting stars 🙂
Tour duration: 4 hours total
Hiking: Typically we shoot from an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Short hiking options are available.
Driving time: two hours
Pick-up offered: we pick you up!
What’s included: private photography lessons, water, snacks, and a print-out with tips & tricks.
In the summer and early fall, these tours begin after sunset. At the height of summer, we may be out as late as 1 a.m. In the Spring, these tours must take place in the early morning hours, usually beginning at around 2am. This is the best way to capture the stars and it is totally worth it!
DSLR or mirrorless cameras are required for this tour, as well as a tripod.
Pickup: Please note pickup is optional but encouraged! We are happy to pick you up from your location and return you at the conclusion of your tour. Please check Pickup during checkout if you’d like us to pick you up! We will call you following your completed booking to iron out the exact details!