Light Painting Joshua Tree National Park

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  • How To Prep Class
    September 1, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Light Painting Joshua Tree
    September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 9:00 am

    Join Creative Photo Academy and light painting guru Katrina Brown for a creative weekend in the desert! Learn how to properly paint with light to create stunning images. We’ll supply the lights and guide you through the whole process. In this workshop, we’ll explore light painting by mixing various ambient light situations such as (more…)

Star Trails & Night Sky – Joshua Tree

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  • Joshua Tree Photo Excursion
    March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
    3:00 pm - 10:00 am
  • How-To Prep Class
    February 26, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post Production Class
    March 28, 2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Joshua Tree Star Trails Shoot
    September 18, 2020 - September 20, 2020
    12:00 am
  • How-To Prep Class
    September 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post-Production Class
    September 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Creative night photography is a mystery to many. We’ve figured it out and will make it simple for you! Learn how to photograph the spellbinding spherical movements of stars in the sky, , and how to build drama by integrating star trails and foregrounds. You’ll make pictures that are truly stellar! Joshua Tree Star (more…)

Night Hawks – Night Photo Series 2019

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  • Downtown LA - Union Station and Chinatown 1/28 - Bus Reservation Available
    January 28, 2019
    5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula - Palos Verdes Nightscape 2/23
    February 23, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Shoreline Village- Long Beach 3/28
    March 28, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Skyview Park Signal Hill- Long Beach 4/27
    April 27, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Griffith Observatory Hollywood Boulevard 5/23 - Bus Reservation Available
    May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Disney - Fireworks 6/26
    June 26, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa 7/21
    July 21, 2019
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge- Long Beach 8/14
    August 14, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Downtown LA - Disney Hall/ Freeway Bridges 9/18 - Bus Reservation Available
    September 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Nightscape- PV 10/13
    October 13, 2019
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Santa Monica Pier - Sunset and Lights 11/14- Bus Reservation Available
    November 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Lights-Torrance 12/5
    December 5, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nighthawks meet monthly to photograph after dark around some of LA’s most picturesque haunts. You’ll learn to plan your exposure time to create movement and use your lenses to frame the scene creatively. Use the opportunity to practice your low-light and tripod techniques. Pack up your camera and your sense of adventure!

Photo Walks 2017

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  • Pershing Square
    November 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come explore local festivities, unexplored venues and captivating scenes. Get out and create with a great group of photographers.

Night Hawks – Night Photo Series 2018

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  • Downtown LA - Union Station and Chinatown 1/22 - Bus Reservation Available
    January 22, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula - Palos Verdes Nightscape 2/24
    February 24, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Shoreline Village- Long Beach 3/28
    March 28, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Skyview Park Signal Hill- Long Beach 4/28
    April 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard 5/12 - Bus Reservation Available
    May 12, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Disney - Fireworks 6/19
    June 19, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa 7/19
    July 19, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge- Long Beach 8/15
    August 15, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Downtown LA - Disney Hall/ Freeway Bridges 9/12 - Bus Reservation Available
    September 12, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Nightscape- PV 10/18
    October 18, 2018
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Santa Monica Pier - Sunset and Lights 11/9- Bus Reservation Available
    November 9, 2018
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Lights-Torrance 12/5
    December 5, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nighthawks meet monthly to photograph after dark around some of LA’s most picturesque haunts. You’ll learn to plan your exposure time to create movement and use your lenses to frame the scene creatively. Use the opportunity to practice your low-light and tripod techniques. Pack up your camera and your sense of adventure!

Star Trails Joshua Tree

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  • Death Valley Photo Excursion
    November 11, 2017 - November 13, 2017
    3:00 pm
  • How-To Prep Class
    November 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post Production Class
    November 16, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Star Trails Joshua Tree
    May 4, 2019 - May 6, 2019
    1:35 pm
  • Star Trails Prep Class
    April 28, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Star Trails Post Processing
    May 9, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  Come celebrate 10 years of Night Sky Photography with us! Creative night photography is a mystery to many. We’ve figured it out and will make it simple for you! We have 3 different weekends prepared of learning how to photograph the spellbinding spherical movements of stars in the sky, how to change a scene (more…)

Star Trails & Light Painting – Joshua Tree

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  • Joshua Trail Star Trails Shoot
    February 10, 2018 - February 12, 2018
    12:00 am
  • How-To Prep Class Joshua Tree
    February 6, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post Production Class Joshua Tree
    February 15, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

staff

  • Duane Cassone
    Duane Cassone is an passionate night photographer and pioneer in long exposure star trails techniques. He is CPA's EXTREME PHOTOGRAPHER!

  Creative night photography after dark is a mystery to many. We’ve figured it out! Learn how to photograph the spellbinding, spherical movements of stars in the sky, how to change a scene by adding your own light, and how to build drama by integrating star trails and light painting. You’ll make pictures that are truly stellar! (more…)

Night Hawks – Night Photo Series 2017

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  • Downtown LA - Union Station and Chinatown 1/30 - Bus Reservation Available
    January 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula - Palos Verdes Nightscape 2/18
    February 18, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Redondo Beach - Redondo Pier 3/24
    March 24, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Long Beach- Skyview Park Signal Hill 4/15
    April 15, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hollywood - Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard 5/18 - Bus Reservation Available
    May 18, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Disney - Fireworks 6/28
    June 28, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge - Sunset and Lights 7/23
    July 23, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Long Beach - Shoreline Village 8/9
    August 9, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Downtown LA - Disney Hall/ Freeway Bridges 9/15 - Bus Reservation Available
    September 15, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • San Pedro - Terminal Island 10/16
    October 16, 2017
    8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Santa Monica Pier - Sunset and Lights 11/6
    November 6, 2017
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Torrance - Christmas Lights 12/6
    December 6, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nighthawks meet monthly to photograph after dark around some of LA’s most picturesque haunts. You’ll learn to plan your exposure time to create movement and use your lenses to frame the scene creatively. Use the opportunity to practice your low-light and tripod techniques. Pack up your camera and your sense of adventure!

Photo Walks

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  • PV Coast Sunset-Palos Verdes
    February 20, 2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Madronna Marsh – Torrance
    March 5, 2016
    8:00 am - 11:00 am
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • LA Arts District-Los Angeles
    April 10, 2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Armed Forces Day Parade-Torrance (CLOSED)
    May 21, 2016
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Venice Beach-Venice
    June 4, 2016
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • LA Pride Parade-Hollywood
    June 12, 2016
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Old Fort Macarthur Days-San Pedro
    July 9, 2016
    8:00 am - 11:00 am
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Orange County Fair-Costa Mesa
    August 7, 2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Little Tokyo-Nisei Week-Downtown LA
    August 20, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Birds in Malibu
    September 10, 2016
    6:30 am - 9:30 am
    - Join Karen Schuenemann on an early morning shoot of local Malibu birdlife.
  • LA County Fair - Pomona
    September 11, 2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Venice Beach-Venice
    September 24, 2016
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Pershing Square – Explore Downtown
    October 1, 2016
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Madronna Marsh – Torrance
    October 15, 2016
    8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • LA Arts District-Los Angeles
    November 13, 2016
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come explore local festivities, unexplored venues and captivating scenes. Get out and create with a great group of photographers.

Night Hawks – Night Photo Series 2016

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  • Downtown LA - Union Station and Chinatown 1/17 - Bus Reservation Available
    January 17, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula - Palos Verdes Nightscape 2/6
    February 6, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Redondo Beach - Redondo Pier 3/11
    March 11, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Redondo Beach - Riviera Village w/ Models 4/16
    April 16, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Hollywood - Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard 5/19 - Bus Reservation Available
    May 19, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Downtown Disney - Fireworks 6/28
    June 28, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge - Sunset and Lights 7/16
    July 16, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Long Beach - Shoreline Village 8/10
    August 10, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Downtown LA - Disney Hall/ Freeway Bridges 9/19 - Bus Reservation Available
    September 19, 2016
    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • San Pedro - Terminal Island 10/17
    October 17, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Santa Monica Pier - Sunset and Lights 11/16
    November 16, 2016
    4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Torrance - Christmas Lights 12/7
    December 7, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Nighthawks meet monthly to photograph after dark around some of LA’s most picturesque haunts. You’ll learn to plan your exposure time to create movement and use your lenses to frame the scene creatively. Use the opportunity to practice your low-light and tripod techniques. Pack up your camera and your sense of adventure!

Star Trails & Light Painting – Death Valley

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  • Death Valley Photo Excursion
    December 10, 2015 - December 13, 2015
    3:00 pm - 10:00 am
  • How-To Prep Class
    December 3, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post Production Class
    December 19, 2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Creative night photography after dark is a mystery to many. We’ve figured it out! Learn how to photograph stars moving romantically in the sky, change a scene through creatively adding light, or build drama by integrating star trails and light painting. You’ll make pictures that are truly stellar!

Night Hawks – Night Photo Series

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  • Downtown LA - Union Station and Chinatown - Bus Reservation Available
    January 26, 2015
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Redondo Pier - Sunset and Color
    February 17, 2015
    5:15 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Queen Mary - Light and Lines
    March 26, 2015
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Rocket Ship Park - Shoreline Park
    April 26, 2015
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  • Hollywood - Griffith Observatory and Hollywood Boulevard - Bus Reservation Available
    May 28, 2015
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Downtown Disney - Fireworks
    June 30, 2015
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Vincent Thomas Bridge - Sunset and Lights
    August 1, 2015
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Long Beach - Shoreline Village
    August 14, 2015
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Downtown LA - Music Center and Freeway - Bus Reservation Available
    September 19, 2015
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Light Painting - Terminal San Pedro
    October 19, 2015
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Santa Monica Pier - Sunset and Lights Fri 11/13
    November 13, 2015
    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Christmas Lights - Torrance Wed 12/9
    December 9, 2015
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nighthawks meet monthly to photograph after dark around some of LA’s most picturesque haunts. You’ll learn to plan your exposure time to create movement and use your lenses to frame the scene creatively. Use the opportunity to practice your low-light and tripod techniques. Pack up your camera and your sense of adventure!

Photo Walks

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  • Port O’Call – San Pedro
    February 21, 2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Madronna Marsh – Torrance
    March 14, 2015
    8:00 am - 10:00 am
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Pershing Square – Explore Downtown
    April 11, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Botanical Gardens – Peninsula’s Jewel
    May 16, 2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • West Hollywood – LA Pride Parade!
    June 14, 2015
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Abalone Cove – Tidepool Details
    July 11, 2015
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Little Tokyo – Nisei Week
    August 15, 2015
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Venice Beach – Venice Local Color
    September 26, 2015
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Malibu Beach – Sandy Shores
    October 17, 2015
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)
  • Arts District – Downtown LA
    November 14, 2015
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    - Datetime Description (optional)

Educator

It’s easy to think of traveling across the globe to photograph but some of the most stunning places to photograph are in our own backyard. Come explore beautiful vistas, hidden gems and captivating scenes. Shoot with a great group of photographers. This is not just a chance to take advantage of the beauty and character (more…)

Star Trails & Light Painting – Joshua Tree

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  • Joshua Tree Photo Excursion
    March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
    3:00 pm - 10:00 am
  • How-To Prep Class
    February 26, 2015
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Post Production Class
    March 28, 2015
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Creative night photography after dark is a mystery to many. We’ve figured it out!  Learn how to photograph stars moving romantically in the sky, change a scene through creatively adding light, or build drama by integrating star trails and light painting.  You’ll make pictures that are truly stellar! Instructor: Duane Cassone Joshua Tree Photo Excursion: There’s something (more…)