If there was a simple way to take stunning pictures of the Milky Way… so striking and so unique that your friends beg you for prints… would you be interested?
What if you didn’t have to look up at the stars in frustration at your complicated camera, because you knew exactly how to set it up for the perfect shot?
My name is Josh Dunlop, and here’s something few people know: You can take amazing pictures of the stars, 10x better than you can imagine now, with nothing more than a basic dSLR camera.
Pictures so vibrant and bold that others might accuse you of stealing them from National Geographic. You don’t need fancy equipment and you don’t need expensive training.
And I’m going to prove it to you.
Take a look at this…
I took this picture before discovering what I’m about to share with you. As you can see, it’s a decent picture but it won’t win any awards.
Now look at this…
I took this picture just a week later. Same location, same camera, same equipment… slightly different tree!
The only difference was my approach…
During the week between my first and second photo, I attended a closed-door workshop with master Milky Way photographer, Casey Kiernan. One of the best in the world at what he does.
I went to him because he’s like the Michael Jordan of Milky Way Photography, and he has the awards to prove it. His work has won the Gila Time-Lapse Film Festival, the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival and the California Film Awards. His pictures have been featured in CBS News, Al Jazeera, History Channel and more.
When professional photographers want to improve their night shots, they call Casey.
And when I met Casey, I already knew most of what there is to know about photography. I’ve been a photographer and trainer for over six years, with over 90,000 happy students, but I really didn’t know the first thing about Milky Way photography.
To be honest, I was a little embarrassed that I was fumbling around with my camera, struggling to get a half-decent shot.
But the things I learned from him forever changed how I think about, and approach taking photos of the stars. With his help, it was simple!
You see, everything I thought I knew about Milky Way photography was challenged…
- I thought you needed top-of-the-line equipment. But there are techniques for taking pro-level shots with a newbie’s gear.
- I thought the process was complicated and hard to learn. The truth is it’s rather simple, once you have the right “roadmap”.
- I thought composing the scene in the dark would be tedious and time-consuming. But it turns out there’s a simple trick for trying different compositions fast.
The longer I spent with Casey, the more “facts” I thought I knew were corrected. After just a single day, my approach to Milky Way photography improved ten-fold.
Before you leave your house, you already know exactly where you’ll find the darkest skies in your area, and you have your camera setup and ready to shoot.
You arrive at the location without a single worry about composition. Finding the right stars feels almost automatic now that you know a couple of little tricks.
You point your camera up and shoot.
Less than a minute later, you have a photo that’s so exciting you won’t stop shooting until all of your batteries are dead.
15 minutes later you’re adding all kinds of interesting foreground objects, such as quirky trees, dilapidated old buildings, and winding roads to make your photos more striking.
When you’re done, you have a selection of images so beautiful they command respect from even the most seasoned photographers. Images with so much “pop” and vibrancy they’re good enough to sell. Perhaps the most breathtaking… crystal clear… and exciting photographs you’ve ever taken.
Sound far-fetched? That’s what I thought too.
And then I attended Casey’s workshop. Within one day of absorbing his approach, I took most of the pictures you now see on this web page.
Just one day. That’s all it took for my work to take a quantum leap forward!
Normally the experts keep astrophotography techniques close to the vest, because they can charge hefty fees for training. There’s never been an easy or affordable way for regular people to master Milky Way photography. Until now…
Introducing: “Milky Way Mastery”
Milky Way Mastery is a High Definition video course on the art and science of astrophotography. It shows you how to take magazine-quality pictures of the night sky without being a pro photographer and without fancy equipment.
Casey Kiernan and I collaborated on this course, and it’s the first of its kind. This is the only course taught by an award-winning photographer that reveals methods the weekend photographer can use to great effect.
The “secret” to exceptional astrophotography isn’t your gear… it’s how you use it. Milky Way Mastery shows you how to use average equipment to take way above average pictures.
Pictures like this…
Some of the skills you’re going to gain include:
- The exact camera settings we use 98% of the time – make good shots foolproof!
- How to use the North Star to know which constellations you’re shooting
- Why most panoramas fall flat… and how to make yours great
- Where and how to focus for maximum results
- The do’s and don’ts of white balance and colour temperature
- 5 simple accessories I never leave home without (and you shouldn’t either)
- How to use “the 500 rule” to know the ideal shutter speed for avoiding motion blur in the stars
- A simple way to avoid camera vibrations
- Sneaky tricks to add depth to your photograph for a 3D effect
- How to add “illuminated foreground interest” with a few easy steps, and more…
- And much, much more…
One of the best parts is that every technique is taught with common language! Even though Milky Way Mastery gives you an advanced skill set, it shares (and demonstrates) every technique without a bunch of jargon.
Kathy Henehan took Milky Way Mastery and had this to say:
“I have recommended this course to several of my friends who are going to visit some dark sky spots on their upcoming vacations. I told them that it is a very easy course to follow, and that everything is explained without going into technical terms that people don’t understand.
“My favourite part of the course was the video in which you showed us how to light a foreground object. I had always wondered if I would be able to do that without having to stack photos. I liked the way the topic was split across several shorter videos so that you could just click on the one you needed without having to fast-forward over things.”
Even if you struggled in school… or aren’t the greatest at grasping new skills… you’re going to be shocked by how easy it feels to absorb this information.
Here are some comments and photos from past students:
What interested me the most about Milky Way Mastery was some of the more subtle techniques that Josh and Casey used. I had never thought about doing long exposure noise reduction and it definitely helped. We dialled in our lenses to infinity before going out to shoot, and that was a huge value since all our photos are now crisp and sharp.
Tamron 15-30 f2.8.
I had never seen the Milky Way before so I knew nothing about how to photograph it, but as we were travelling to the western part of the US for the eclipse, I started watching your videos to see if I could capture a picture of the Milky Way.
You were very informative on everything from finding out when it was visible, to how to set the exposure. Very easy to understand. I was so surprised at my results. Great course! I can’t wait to get back to some more dark skies.
I learned a number of important tips and techniques through this class and was able to apply them to these pictures. These are actually my first ever pictures of the milky way and I believe I can do even better in the future so stay tuned.
Olympus EM1 MK II. 12-40mm pro lens at f/2.8
Prior to taking your class, I took a 1.5-day seminar. I left feeling completely confused. After taking your class, I had the basics necessary to get started taking photographs of the Milky Way. Your videos were clear and concise.
Nikon 810, 15 sec, 14-24 mm Nikon lens set at 22 mm
I think the course is great for beginners – it covers most topics. I have been dabbling in astrophotography for some time now so I did know a few of the fundamentals presented, but it was still interesting and I definitely learned things I didn’t know!
Canon EF-S 18-135mm zoom lens at 18mm Body: Canon 7D
Right now, you’re one step away from Milky Way photography expertise. These skills are transferable to other areas of photography, and you’ll have more mastery over your camera than ever before.
If You Think Your Gear Isn’t Good Enough… Think Again.
Maybe the worst part about dSLRs is they can be complicated. The best part about dSLRs is you can do much more with an entry-level camera than 95% of photographers realise.
You do NOT need top-of-the-line gear for “Milky Way Mastery”. In fact, during this course we show you why old fashioned accessories can often better for astrophotography!
Of course, cameras are not created equal. And lenses do matter. But you don’t need to get a second mortgage to capture jaw-dropping night time photographs.
This Can Work…
Even If You Live In A Light Polluted Area!
(We Show You How to Find The Darkest Skies Near You)
Did you know the USA alone generates 1.1 billion kilowatt-hours of lighting per night? That’s the energetic equivalent of 2 hydrogen bombs. Startling, but true.
All that light pollution has the nasty side effect of blotting out the stars. That makes astrophotography difficult, unless you know how to find the darkest spots. And dark spots exist in almost every area.
In Milky Way Mastery, we’ve dedicated an entire section to help you identify the darkest spots in your local area. We also give you a detailed strategy for planning your night shots so you can avoid wasted time.
We go into detail on…
- How to find the darkest skies near you for the best possible results (Perfect for those that live in “light polluted” areas)
- An easy way to read the different stars and constellations in the night sky
- The only shooting mode you’ll ever need for stunning night time pictures
- How to mitigate noise without post-processing (there’s a half-hidden setting in your camera)
- The secret to making stars “pop”
Even if you live in London or New York City, you don’t need to travel as far as you may think to capture great night time photographs. But you need certain information and you need a good plan. This course gives you both.
Check out the photo below… it was shot just outside a major city, with a yellow light pollution warning. However, I was still able to capture the Milky Way in all its glory:
And That’s Just 1/4 of The Value You’re Getting
Here’s the thing: I want to give you that knot of excitement you feel when you stumble across a jaw-dropping deal. So now that you know what you’re getting with Milky Way Mastery – I’m going to quadruple the value.
In addition to the definitive video course on Milky Way photography, you’re also getting two of my highest rated courses and one premium preset package. For free.
Limited Time Bonus Added!
Milky Way Preparation Checklist
(Value = $147)
Milky Way photography is so unlike other forms of photography, it can be hard to remember every step when you’re starting out.
From the gear you have to pack, to the conditions you can shoot in, it’s easy to overlook an important detail.
That’s why we’ve worked with our designer to make a simple preparation checklist that covers every aspect of Milky Way photography.
From finding the perfect conditions to setting the camera up for great shots, you’ll always be prepared to take great photos!
Bonus #1 – Steel Wool Photography Premium
(Value = $197)
Steel Wool Photography is fun and easy, once you know how to do it. But like all forms of photography, there’s a right way and a wrong way (and in this case, a safe way) to go about it.
Steel Wool Photography Premium shows you:
- 5 strange items you need to successfully do steel wool photography
- How to play with fire while staying safe
- How to fill the frame with sparks and flames
- Creative shapes you can make with the sparks
- How to make sparks fly in every direction (Hint: The steel itself is key!)
Bonus #2 – Light Painting Made Easy
(Value = $147)
Have you ever wanted to explore light painting? Now you can, with the key strategies the pros use to do this popular form of “trick photography”.
Light Painting Made Easy shows you:
- How to write your name in the sky
- What camera settings to use and why
- Cheap and fun light sources to “paint” with
- How to light a scene the easy and cheap way
- Examples of all the concepts being used in real photographs
Bonus #3 – Lightroom Presets for Astro
(Value = $97)
You’re also getting the exact Lightroom presets Casey and I combine to make our Milky Way photography more powerful. These are pro-level presets, designed to make the most of your RAW files.
Neither of us have shared them with the public before. They’re easy to use, and add more “pop” to your imagery.
Beyond the presets themselves, you’ll get a feel for why professionals use presets. Seeing how we created ours will better prepare you to create your own.
Why This Course is Worth $1,000
If I could give you a guaranteed method for taking some of the most powerful photographs of your life, how much would that be worth?
Taking great Milky Way pictures is on the bucket list for most photographers, myself included. There’s something special about it. Knowing you can capture images that most photographers can’t, gives you this irreplaceable, exhilarating rush.
Last year I was on Big Island, Hawaii, and I ran down to the beach to capture the milky way in the sky, and boy did it impress my friends! I don’t usually check this sort of thing, but it’s the most liked photo I’ve ever posted on my private Facebook profile!
Here, check it out:
Not to mention, it’s one of the most fun types of photography you can master. You connect with nature in a new way and really bring your portfolio to life. What more can you ask for?
The thing is this. Milky Way photography is such a unique area that training can be pricey. Workshops at $1,000.00 or more aren’t uncommon. That’s the reason so few cross it off their bucket list.
Personally, if knew of a guaranteed way to master Milky Way photography, and it cost only $1197.00, I would snatch it up in a heartbeat…
And I did exactly that! That’s how much a 3-night workshop with Casey Kiernan cost me, and it was worth every penny.
What’s fantastic is this course covers everything Casey teaches in his closed-door workshop. And more. Together we’ve expanded the content, while making it easier to grasp and use.
Plus, we’re giving away Steel Wool Photography Premium ($197 value), Light Painting Made Easy ($147 value), and Lightroom Presets For Astro ($97 value) as free bonuses!
But you won’t be paying $1,638.00 today. You won’t even be paying $599.00. Or even half of that.
If you purchase Milky Way Mastery in our store right now, it’ll be yours for only $299.00!
However, once a year, when Milky Way photography conditions are close to perfect… I run a big sale to help more photographers get started.
That’s why if you purchase Milky Way Mastery before the timer on this page expires…
This course can be yours for only $99
But There’s A Catch
(Please Read This Carefully)
As you can tell, this is a staggeringly low price. These courses together should retail for over $700, and you’re getting all of them for less than 10% of that.
But like I said, there is a catch.
You see, in exchange for this discounted rate, I’d like to ask a small favour. When you get your copy, can you email me your feedback on it?
This will require no effort on your part – you’ll receive an email a couple of weeks after you get your copy, and you can reply directly. A single sentence would be helpful.
And that’s it. Pretty easy “catch”, right?
I just want to get as much feedback as possible so I can continue to improve the course.
As this is a limited-time sale, I’m only offering this discount for the next 500 customers. I expect about 30% to respond to our email, and feedback from 150 people is more than enough to get all of the customer feedback we need.
And even at this rock-bottom price, you’re still entitled to…
I stand behind every course I offer. Over 90,000 students in 153 countries swear by my training, and my reputation for delivering top-notch material means everything to me.
Get “Milky Way Mastery” today. Try out the course for a full three months.
If you aren’t blown away by how simple the videos are to follow… or how fantastic your pictures are after using the ideas… simply shoot me an email. You’ll get every penny of your money back.
No hassles and no questions asked.
Who else offers such a reassuring guarantee?
You really have nothing to lose, and a whole new set of wonderful picture-taking skills to gain by taking Milky Way Mastery.
Click the big orange button below to get started right away, and you can be on your way to capturing your first Milky Way photograph in just a matter of hours…
One Week From Now…
Your portfolio will have some of the most vivid and vibrant pictures of the stars above.
Your loved ones will be amazed by how much you’ve improved. Your confidence will have grown immensely, and you’ll realise just how easily the skills you gained through Milky Way photography translate to photography in general.
In short: You’ll be a better, more exciting and more excited photographer.
But only when you choose to act.
You see, some might choose to do nothing. They won’t “do nothing” on purpose, it’s usually procrastination. They bookmark a page like this and think they’ll come back to it later.
Three months pass and they find themselves in the same exact position they were before. Still thwarted by a camera that feels too complicated. Taking pictures that are not up to their full potential. Feeling the creative urge but unable to turn what they “see” into real pictures like this:
I wouldn’t be where I am today, capturing professional Milky Way images movies, while improving my photography skills, if I hadn’t chosen to act.
You have a chance to do things differently. Milky Way Mastery is your path to becoming a much better, more fulfilled photographer. But it’s up to you to take the first step.
The choice is yours.
Click the button below to get started!
Founder, Expert Photography
P.S. – You’re getting everything you need to take magazine-quality Milky Way photographs, AND you’re getting Steel Wool Photography Premium ($197), Light Painting Made Easy ($147), and Lightroom Presets For Astro ($97) for FREE. But remember – 500 is the magic number.
My biggest fear before purchasing this course was that there would be too much technical jargon used, but Josh and Casey spoke in everyday language that was easy to follow.
They both made the entire course so fun and interesting that it’s hard to pick a favourite part. The equipment & apps suggested were quite beneficial to a novice like me, as it certainly helps to know where to start and what’s affordable. Also, the body painting section had me giggling, and the steel wool and glow sticks photos were amazing.
If you want to understand how to photograph the Milky Way, or learn other kinds of night photography, take Josh and Casey’s course — they make it interesting and show you that all it takes is a bit of practice and experimentation.
If you want to be able to photograph the milky way, this course will definitely help you and it’s a good value. Learning about the settings to use and the apps available was extremely helpful.
The course was excellent, with great instructions and help me with my post-processing. I recommend it highly.
Just got a chance to go out and practice shooting the milky way after I watched your course. This was taken last night with Nikon D7100 Rokinon 14mm, f/2.8 Iso 6400, 20 secs unfortunately I do not have the floodlight for the foreground there are some nice tree around but hopefully next time I can do that. Thanks to you and your course that really Improve and help me.
If you want your Milky Way photos to jump off the page and say ‘look at me!’ then this is the course for you. It is presented at a pace that is easy to follow and will take you all the way from set up to post-processing your photos. I highly recommend it!
I must say, I learned a lot from this course. I thought I had some images of the milky way that were trash due to high light pollution, but I was able to get a great image using your method. Thanks!
Is this an online course or will you send me DVDs?
This is an online course only. This enables you to access the course immediately, and it enables us to easily add new videos as requested.
Can I download the videos?
Yes! We have downloads for every single video.
Do you offer closed captions / subtitles?
Yes! I’m proud to say that we offer these for all of our online courses.
May I see the course contents?
Sure, we have 27 videos, covering:
Apps for Night Photography
Cameras and Lenses
The Milky Way
The North Star
Adding Foreground Interest
Flood Lighting a Scene
Long Exposure Noise Reduction
Milky Way Panoramas
The 500 Rule
Working with Other Photographers
Creating Panoramas in Lightroom
Installing Lightroom Presets
Light Painting Pt 1 – Glow Sticks
Light Painting Pt 2 – Body Painting
Light Painting Pt 3 – Scene Lighting
Steel Wool Photography
Will this work with my camera?
So long as you have a DSLR or a mirrorless camera, it should work fine. Older bridge cameras may struggle more, and you can’t capture the Milky Way with a point-and-shoot.
Does the course expire or will I have lifetime access?
You will have lifetime access and the video downloads ensure that you can watch them on any device, at any time.