The night photography tours are usually between 4-5 hours and begin after sunset at the scheduled time. We have access to Colorado's greatest parks and know all the hidden back roads that have some of the most stunning views. Quandary peak, Loveland pass, and Guanella are some of the locations we set up at. Please look up moon phase and rise/set times. We can still go when the moon is out, it just dilutes the amount of stars captured, but we can get stars in any condition other than rain or snow. I have a jeep that easily fits 2 guests and we go to to guanella pass. You can bring your own DSLR camera or we will provide one for you. If you bring your own, please email us so we can make sure you have the right type of lens you need for optimal use. We are also happy to meet you anywhere you might be (within reason) so if you want to meet in a mountain town you are visiting, we are usually willing to meet up with you where you are. We drive about 30 min into the darkness, then spend another 30min getting cameras on their best settings. After that, we head to stunning mountain views to fish for shooting stars. We stay close to the car, and I teach you how to take optimal photos. We return home with amazing photos.
Unlock a different side of your soul by capturing celestial bodies the against Colorado's most majestic mountains. My name is Maggie Martin and I'm a seasoned landscape photographer. Astro photography has become my most passionate element of photography as well as all different types of long exposure photographs. In my journey as a photographer, night photos have always been such a challenge for me and now that I have mastered this skill, I would love to provide an experience for others to capture the same skill. Come fish for shooters with me.
We take our Jeep or you may follow us in your own vehicle.
I provide Cannon cameras, lenses and tripods.
Jeep trails in Colorado have been some of my favorite day adventures. We will go anywhere to jeep goes! After all our time here, we know the best camp grounds, the best parks, and the best "off the beaten path" backroads. Since it mostly depends on the weather and the season, it is hard to be specific- but the Rocky Mountains, Lakes, Meteor showers, and the like are all on the agenda.
Be prepared for the cold. This is the most important factor. Also, be mindful of altitude sickness and elevation. We have oxygen with us, but it's always a good idea to know how your body reacts to elevations. Be mindful of any edible consumption- know your limits.
Learn Astrophotography in the Mountains