WANDERLUST TOURS & The Cascade Center of Photography PRESENT: 

Learn to capture the stunning night sky and moonlit High Desert landscapes with your camera.

 Night Sky with Milky Way, Central Oregon, High desert, Deschutes County, Oregon, USA

Central Oregon's high altitude, crisp, clear air, low humidity and cool nights provide excellent conditions for Night Sky Photography. With a choice of moon lit nights illuminating the landscapes or capturing the Milky Way and numerous star trails during the dark moonless evenings, our local photographer guide will show you the best locations, as well as the proper camera settings for capturing those magical images.

 Badlands Wilderness, Juniper Desert at night ,Deschutes County,Oregon, USA
Fort Rock Night

$299 per photographer
$125 per non-photographer*

6 person max per tour - call if your group is larger
*Limit of 2 non-photographers per trip

Tour includes: 

  • Transportation

  • Individualized photography instruction

Please bring: 

  • Warm clothing

  • Headlamp with redlight

  • Your own camera, lenses and sturdy tripod

  • A basic, working knowledge of photography

  • Appropriate footwear (hiking boots preferable)

Please note: a night in the wild desert country of Oregon is a rewarding and beautiful experience for everyone, but not all cameras are created equal. To adequately capture the Milky Way and the stars, please use a wide angle lens with the biggest possible opening-- like F 2.8.

Full-frame cameras and modern sensors will create better night photos than older model digital cameras.


January 18, 19, 20
February 18, 19, 20
March 19. 20, 21
April 19, 20, 21
May 17, 18, 19
June 16, 17, 18
July 15, 16, 17
August 15, 16, 17
September 12, 13, 14
October 12, 13, 14
November 11, 12, 13
December 10, 11, 12


Geminids Meteor Peak
December 13, 14, 2018

Call to reserve!
Starlight Tours depart nightly.