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Dark Sky and Night Photography Information

Nighttime is one of my favorite times to shoot. Anywhere there’s a clear night sky where the Milky Way Galaxy can properly shine is a favorite destination of mine. Grand Teton National Park is a fantastic place for all kinds of night photography. The extraordinary amount of stars flooding the night sky on a new moon creates a shimmering sky in every photo. Likewise, the absence of light pollution in the Jackson Hole valley makes moonlit photography a fantastic alternative to daytime photography. As if that weren’t enough, the aurora borealis often reach Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park. This allows me to get amazing northern lights photos above the Teton Mountains, among other areas. The activity is rarely strong enough to see the northern lights over the Grand Teton though. I also have plenty of night photography from the American Southwest, capturing the dark night sky above Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, and many more. Southern Utah’s night skies are unparalleled, as is the night sky above Northern Arizona.

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