Night Sky Photography Workshop – August 7, 2021

Introduction to Night Photography – Methods and Practice

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Stan Ford - Night Sky Photography Workshop at Pecos National Historical Park

Is night photography in a beautiful setting on your learning bucket list? The Friends of Pecos National Historical Park is hosting this unique workshop. Park volunteer Stan Ford will lead an introductory night photography session for a limited number of participants. Participants should plan to bring their own manual mode-enabled cameras, tripods, red-bulb flashlights, and weather-appropriate clothing. Reservations are required and space is extremely limited; please email Stan Ford at to make reservations. The class will cover basic methods of nighttime photography at the Pecos Room by the Visitor Center starting at 7:00 and will be followed by practice at the Church area around 8:00.

The park entrance gate will open at 6:30 p.m. and will shut at 7:00 p.m. Please note that after 7:00 no further entry will be permitted.  NPS/PECO requires the use of masks, regardless of vaccination status, while indoors.

From I-25: Due to upcoming road construction, it is recommended that you take the Rowe Exit, #307. Follow signs. From Highway 63, the park will be on your left. 

Night Photography Workshop of 2018 at Pecos National Historical Park

On May 19, the Friends of Pecos National Historical Park will be hosting the first Night Photography Workshop of 2018 at Pecos National Historical Park.  This event is being held in conjunction with an astronomy program hosted by the park.

The workshop will be led by nature photographer, Stan Ford, who served as the Artist-in-Residence at Pecos NHP in 2016.  The session will take place adjacent to the mission and will not include formal instruction.  Stan and Richard Gonzales will be available for assistance.  Photographers should know how to operate their camera in Manual mode and be able to do so in the dark.  Equipment should include a sturdy tripod and red headlamp or flashlight.  A wide-angle lens is recommended.
Space will be limited.  Participants will have approximately two hours, after dark, to shoot.  Anyone interested should contact the park’s visitors center – (505) 757-7241.
You can also fill out this simple form to get on the list.