Night Sky Photo Tour

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1 Day
Availability : Year Round
$399/day: 1 p
$499/day: 2-4 ppl
Min Age : 12+ with parent.
Max People : 4

Night Sky Photography



Night Photography is an amazing way to experience the Rocky Mountains in a new way and to capture unique images that stand out amongst the crowd. 

If the moon is up we will focus our efforts on capturing mountain peaks that glow under the moon’s light, placid lakes that reflect the moon overhead or a Bristlecone Pine’s silhouette back-dropped by a Rocky Mountain valley bathed in moonlight.  We may even work in some cityscapes of Denver as the moon rises above the horizon.

If the moon is down and the sky is clear we can turn our focus to capturing the beauty of the milky way as it rises and falls behind majestic mountain peaks.

Even should the sky be overcast (not a common situation here), we can work on other nighttime photography skills creating interesting photos using light painting techniques.

No matter the situation prepare for a unique experience visiting the Rocky Mountains in a way most have never seen while improving upon your night photography, long exposure and astro photography skills.


  • Sturdy Tripod
  • DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with wide angle fast lens.
    • f/2.8 or faster (you can get by with an f/4 if necessary).
    • Wide angle lens: (16-35mm and or 24-70mm are examples of suitable lenses).
  • A willingness to stand around in the cold. 
    • Night photography is slow and methodical work.  Often taking hours for a single location.  
    • The mountains are cold at night (even in the summer).

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We only offer private custom tours.
  • No group tours with us.We do not offer group tours. Your tour with Big Sun Photography is private for individuals or small private groups (up to 4 persons).
  • Customized for you.Even our "day trip" tours are customized for your physical needs and particular interests.
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Pickup from: Your Hotel 
(Meet in Golden, CO for up to 1hr. extra time at the destinations).

Drop-off: Same location.

Pickup and Drop-off Times

Pickup and Drop-off times vary depending on the client’s scheduling needs and the destination.  This will be decided during the booking process with the help of your guide.

Price Includes

  • Professional Photography InstructionFrom a professional photographer and experienced instructor.
  • Transportation Jeep Wrangler Rubicon off-road vehicle.
  • Entrance FeesAll entrance fees are included.

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses.
  • Meals

Activity Requirements

  • Little to no walking
  • Moderate walkingUp to 1 mile on relatively flat ground.
  • Easy hikingShort distances ( < 1/4 mile) with moderate to steep grade.


  • Photography training notes (if requested).
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