Joshua Tree National Park, CA

Immerse yourself in Joshua Tree National Park for 2 full days of photography including an early rise to photograph the stars. We will discuss all things photography including but not limited to black and white, composition, light-painting and more. Then on the final day, after enjoying a home cooked breakfast, we will spend the entire day as a group critiquing images, processing our favorite photos of the trip and printing an image of your choice to take home. This part of California is unique and offers incredible landscapes mixing in the beauty of hills, mountains, rock formations with a desert, cactus feel – It also offers amazing views of the Milky Way. April temperatures are great too, mild by day and crisp in the evening. Spring is also the perfect time to break out that Macro Lens and capture images of the wildflowers in bloom. Let’s learn together and enjoy all Joshua Tree has to offer. Please Contact Us with any questions or concerns.

Length: 5 Days

Itinerary Outlines (includes arrival & departure dates):

Day 1 – Group Arrival Day & Complimentary Welcome Dinner (YAY!)
Days 2 and 3 Exploring and Photographing Joshua Tree National Park
Day 4 – Complimentary Group Breakfast, Lightroom and Photoshop Training, and Printing workshop begins
Day 5 – Trip Summary, Q&A, Group Departure Day for anyone leaving us (BOO!)

Location: Joshua Tree National Park

Arch Rock, Cholla Cactus Garden, Skull Rock, Hidden Valley, Keys View and more.

Group Size

Small group experience (max 8)

Accommodation: Included

A private residence will play host for all class-style learning, gathering and having fun; Hotel accommodations for students also included. (single supplement rooms available for an additional $350)

Transportation: Included

Transportation of Car’s or SUV’s during the Field Trip will be provided. Transportation to the lodging in 29 Palms, CA not included. For more specific details please contact us.

Welcome Dinner: Included

A Welcome Dinner on arrival day and Breakfast on Post Processing day will be provided during the trip. For all other meals we will be close to home base, we can always return there for lunch or a break. Participants should bring their own food/snacks while we are in the field. We will provide water for the group.

Post Processing: Included

Lightroom and Photoshop mentoring scheduled during the Field Trip.

Physical Rating: Average

Most hikes are moderate and flat. Easy access to walkways and paths. Please be sure to have comfortable walking or hiking shoes.

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Every student goes home with a print from the trip of their own work.

1 Subject 3 Ways

We love to challenge the students during a workshop in hopes of inspiring some creative thinking.

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee, which is why we recommend Trip Insurance. Please refer to the Payments and Refunds Policy section to read the full details of our policies.


While these descriptions represent the field trip’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment.