16 – 19 April 2021

$1290 (double occupancy)

$1490 (single occupancy)

Interested in astrophotography but you are hesitant to try?  Milky Way shots and those mind-boggling deep sky photos in your bucket list but you don’t know where to start or what gear to use? Embark on an astrophotography-focused adventure with our highly-esteemed Global Elite Photographers and be captivated by the splendor of the night skies at Joshua Tree National Park!

We have teamed up with our world-class partners at Viking International Photo Tours and Global Elite Photographers to bring you a workshop like no other. Join Matt Dieterich, the PlaneWave Telescope Expert and former astronomy range of Mount Reinier National Park & Dr. Kah-Wai Lin, the director of Global Elite Photographers for this unique astronomy adventures to Joshua Tree!

For registration and sign-up, please e-mail me at:

kahwailin (AT) outlook (DOT) com


  • Camera and astronomy gear set-up
  • Learn how to capture sharp stars, proper exposure times and image balance
  • Creative compositions with the Milky Way
  • Star trails astrophotography
  • Use of external lighting to enhance your landscape astrophotography
  • Deep sky imaging using telephoto lens/small telescope and portable equatorial mount/tracker
  • Demo of advance deep sky astrophotography
  • Post-processing with Photoshop and PixInsight
  • 1:4 guide to client ratio


We will start our day with optional sunrise photography in the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park.

After the breakfast in the hotel, we will having the class that cover the following subjects in astrophotography:
  • Introduction to astrophotography
  • Landscape and wide field astrophotography
  • Star trail astrophotography
  • How to use small equatorial mount, like Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer, for wide field and deep sky astrophotography
  • Post-processing with Photoshop and PixInsight

In the evening, after the early dinner, we will be heading out to the field and setup the equipment for the astrophotography. If the weather permits, we will be staying all night for photographing various objects using techniques we learnt in the classes. We will be introducing and showing more advanced gears like using telescope and full size equatorial mount for those who are interested to explore the hobby further.

By the end of workshop, you will be able to master the basic of astrophotography and able to capture the beautiful night sky.

Keep in mind that you don’t need fancy and expensive equipment to start astrophotography! All you need is your camera, wide angle lens, telephoto lens, and a very low cost, portable equatorial mount like Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer. With these minimal setup, you may capture some of the most amazing astrophoto that you can ever imagine!

Safety & Medical

Joshua Tree conditions can be rugged and harsh. You will be expected to follow instructions to ensure you are kept safe and out of harm’s way.

You must also advise us in advance and in writing of any illness, injury or pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect your attendance and participation during the workshop.


The itinerary for our workshop is subject to change at the discretion of our Photo Guides depending on the weather, which can be unpredictable. We will check the weather forecasts and road conditions and plan our day to optimize shooting conditions. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to visit all the locations on the itinerary.

Recommended Photography Equipment

A recommended list of gear will be sent out as soon as you book to give you ample time to prepare for your adventure.

Terms & Conditions

Please refer to the Booking Terms and Conditions.

Booking with Kah-Wai Lin Photography LLC (New Jersey, USA) indicates acceptance of the Terms and Conditions as outlined.

Workshop Details

Total Price

US$1290 per person double occupancy.
US$1490 per person single occupancy.

Group Size

Maximum 10 people



Full Payment

90 days prior to the workshop starting date.

Meet the Guides

Dr. Kah-Wai Lin

Matt Dieterich


  • In-depth, small group astrophotography instructions
  • Transportation inside Joshua Tree National Park
  • Park admission fees and permits
  • 2 nights of hotel accommodations (double occupancy)
  • Post-processing and image critique sessions

Not Included

  • Transportation to Joshua Tree National Park 
  • Food
  • Drinks 
  • Gratuities