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‘Shot in the Dark’: Astrophotography Lessons at Big Bend National Park


Mike Mezuel II puts on workshops at Big Bend National Park in Texas for photographers who want to learn best to photograph the night sky. In this 5-minute video, follow along as Mike leads his students out on a shoot beneath the dazzling night sky over Texas.

The location couldn’t get much better for this purpose. In fact, Big Bend National Park in Texas is an International Dark Sky Park –– one of only 10 in the world. The park has an area of 801,000 acres, topping the list of Dark Sky Parks for size.

“You can’t see anything like this in most parts of the country,” Mike tells Texas Parks and Wildlife. “It’s really cool bringing students out here, because many of them don’t get to see the stars like this”.