Dry Tortugas by boat and night photography class – July 27th-30th $2995
We have partnered up with National Parks at Night and have crafted a deep dive into all aspects of night photography and light painting with the magnificent backdrop of the milky way, the sea, and the imposing Fort Jefferson.
This will be a unique three-night, four-day full-immersion workshop. Not only will we learn night photography but we will also explore old Key West, sail the open seas, swim or snorkel colorful coral reefs, and stand atop massive Fort Jefferson. We are fortunate to have access to the park during the day, but we also have very rare admittance to Fort Jefferson at night.
Our main nocturnal photographic subject will be the historic fort, which was constructed between 1846 and 1875. More than 16 million bricks were used and over 2,000 arches can be found as you walk around this dominating fortress. These will create lots of opportunities for fun with light and shadows.
The night skies are absolutely brilliant in the Dry Tortugas. We will be 70 miles away from Key West and any city light pollution. There is a lighthouse on Garden Key and one on Loggerhead Key—other than that, it will be us and the stars. We specifically scheduled the workshop for just after the new moon and during peak Milky Way season. Weather permitting, we should be able to see and capture the Milky Way from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.