Nocturnal Photography

Nocturnal photography is a very specific style of photography and requires unlimited patience… the results can be both beautiful and ethereal.

Ruta Nocturnal

Ruta Nocturnal

There is a certain mystical magic when taking photographs at night and especially so under the light of a full moon; the landscape is transformed and bathed in a silvery vibrancy, the stars glisten and sparkle and everything looks “other worldly”.

For this experience we will visit one of the many stunning locations around the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata including but not limited to Playa de Mónsul, Arrecife de las Sirenas or Los Escullos. This experience can be taken typically within 3 – 4 days either side of a full moon or even during a full moon.

Click here to view details of full moons for 2013 / 2014.

This is a 4 hour experience typically starting at 22.30 but subject to seasonal variations. During this experience, you will learn;

  • How to focus at night
  • Painting with light
  • Photographing star trails
  • Getting the best from your ISO / f-Stop / Shutter speed combinations

In addition to equipment mentioned on our FAQs page, you will need;

  • Warm clothes
  • Tripod
  • Some type of remote control for your camera
  • A strong torch
  • Lots of patience

The cost of this route based on a group of four is €30 per person, for a couple the price is €55 per person. We are happy to take individuals but you must appreciate then the price has to increase accordingly.

Complimentary transport to / from San José to these locations can be provided as a courtesy but it does NOT form part of the experience and as so, wouldn’t be covered by our normal insurances. By accepting our offer of complimentary transport, you are accepting liability for ALL risks during transportation.

Places are limited so it is strictly subject to availability and on a first come first served basis. So don’t delay, book today!

If you have a particular disability or a medical condition that may affect your mobility, please mention this at the time of making your booking enquiry. Please note also that some locations have seasonal restrictions and we must be respectful of these and show respect and consideration for the environment at all times.

Please refer to our FAQs page for details on what to wear, the weather, etc…