Primitive Skills | Intro to iPhone Astrophotography

Wimberley is designated as an International Dark Sky Community which makes it a great place to enjoy beautiful skies and learn how to take astrophotography with your iPhone. Learn from professional photographer Steve Irwin what you need, finding the right setting, and start taking your own photos of the beautiful Texas sky.

Single Partipant
(3 hours)
Season: November 10, 2023
Location: Spoke Hollow Ranch, Wimberley, TX

In the class you will learn the basics of landscape astrophotography with your iPhone and visit Spoke Hollow Ranch. Look forward to learning:

  • How to plan for a night of shooting the stars (locating the Milky Way, Moon phases, composing the photo)
  • Ensure you have the gear needed for iPhone astrophotography and why?
  • Device settings


5:30pm | Overview of Astrophotography

6:00pm | Gear to use, Apps and Settings

6:30pm | Set up gear

7:00pm | Sunset and start photography

We recommend bringing:

  • Snacks and drinks
  • Weather appropriate clothes
  • Equipment needed:
    • iPhone 11 or later with most recent software
    • Tripod
    • iPhone Tripod Mount
      • This is a similar combo kit found on amazon (here)
    • Red Flashlight (white flashlights ruin your stargazing vision, find a light option¬†here)
  • Folding chair, cot or small blanket to sit in the field and observe.

If you’re interested in learning Astrophotography with your DSLR camera, check out our Intro to Astrophotography class here.