I just arrived in Death Valley, California to shoot the Milky Way & scout for some new Night Skies Photography Workshops & Tours for early 2016.
During the next 10 days the moon phase is perfect for shooting the Milky Way, night sky & stars.
If you're interested in learning how to plan for your next shoot under the stars check out my free tutorial linked below. I've also included a link to my free star photography tutorial which teaches all the basics of shooting:)
Scouting & Planning Video Tutorial
Milky Way Photography Tutorial
Star Trails Photography Tutorial
This was actually my first Milky Way photo from way back in the day. It was taken in the North Cascades of Washington State near Picture Lake. Shooting with a Nikon D800 + Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8 the settings were f/2.8, ISO5000, 30 seconds.