Night Sky Workshop

star trails, light painting, the milky way…..

Cape Hatteras is the perfect location to unlock the mysteries of night photography. Hatteras Island sits 30+ miles from mainland North Carolina, and it is cradled by over 60 miles of National Park. Much of the access to the park is away from commercial and residential development, which means there is little to no light pollution. That means that availability of the night sky can be limitless!

This workshop is designed to teach students the skills and techniques to photography the night sky.

Do you want to learn how to capture pinpoint stars, paint with light, and photograph star trails?

Have you ever wondered how best to photograph the Milky Way?

If so, then this is the workshop for you!

The workshop will begin at our Home Studio in Buxton, located just 2 miles from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We will study night photography techniques that we will use when we are out in the field. Then, we’ll spend several hours in various locations (of course one of those will be by the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse) shooting “light in the dark.” We’ll end the night with debriefing session at our home studio.

Weather and atmospheric conditions vary throughout the year, making some days “better” for night photography than others. However, whatever the conditions, students will leave the workshop with a confident grasp on the techniques and principles of night photography.

Fall/Winter 2019 Dates:

  • Friday, October 18th

  • Wednesday, November 27th

  • Saturday, December 21st

Workshop Tuition: $199

20% Discount for groups of 4 or more booking together.

Minumum Participants: 2

Maximum Participants: 7

Minimum Age Requirement: 18 yrs OR 14 with accompanying adult (adult must also be registered.)

Fall 2019 General Itinerary

(Times may vary depending on the time of year.)

  • 7:00 p.m. Introduction at Home Studio

  • 8:00 p.m. Travel to Field Site

  • 8:30 p.m. Night Photography Field Work

  • 11:30 p.m. Debrief and Discussion

In addition to tuition, all Workshop Participants are required to fill out a Workshop Agreement Contract.

Included in Workshop Tuition:

Individualized instruction by Daniel Pullen, Indoor Workspace and Wi-Fi access at Home Studio, Workshop Printouts/Notebook, Guest Speaker Fees, Model Fees and Release.

Payment Terms: 

50% Deposit and final payment due on the day the workshop starts. (Before the workshop begins.)


There are no refunds on deposit or final payment.

Hurricane/Island Closure Policy:

We highly recommend students get travel insurance for their trip and tuition . Refunds are not given in the event of an evacuation caused by weather or manmade related closure of Hatteras Island. However, in the event that a workshop is postponed due to the inaccessibility of Hatteras Island due to manmade or natural disasters  that have created the need for a mandatory evacuation of Hatteras Island, students will receive a tuition credit of the money paid to Daniel Pullen Photography towards a future workshop. It is the responsibility of the student to register for the future workshop.

Not Included in Workshop Fee: 

Transportation, Lodging, Food & Board, Travel Insurance.