Milky Way Photography Workshop

  • Aug 11, 2021 7:00 PM - Aug 12, 2021 12:00 AM
  • Stratford Hall

    483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA

Ticket Price $75.00 Buy Tickets

Come enjoy a hands-on photography event where you will learn to photograph the night sky and Milky Way! Beginners are welcome, but photography experience is preferred. This event is led by Josh Stansfield and his work can be found at or on Instagram at @joshstansfieldphoto. 

 Photo credit: Josh Stansfield, 2019

Event Schedule:

  • 7:00pm - Registrants arrive at Stratford Hall meet at administrative parking lot for check-in
  • 7:30 pm - Registrants proceed to Oval for introduction by Josh Stansfield
  • 8:00pm - Begin hands on instruction on Oval Josh Stansfield
  • 8:30pm - 9:30pm - Test shots and camera settings Josh Stansfield
  • 9:30pm - 12:00am – Night/Star photographing and image optimization

Attendees need to bring:

  • DSLR Camera with a Manual Mode
  • Camera lens with an aperture of at least 3.5
  • A tripod
  • Extra camera batteries
  • A remote shutter is strongly recommended
  • Head lamp with red light

Stratford Hall will provide:

  • Drinks and Light refreshments
  • Access to electricity and extension cords (please let us know your needs prior by May 1)
  • Access to public bathrooms in Historic Area

Lodging at Stratford Hall is available. To make a reservation, please contact (804) 493-1967 or 

Limited space available and pre-registration is required. For any questions, please contact Alex Withers at


Date & Time

Aug 11, 2021 7:00 PM - Aug 12, 2021 12:00 AM

Venue Details

Stratford Hall

483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, 22520, United States

Stratford Hall
Stratford Hall
A National Historic Landmark, Stratford Hall is home to the Lees of Virginia and is located in the Northern Neck of Virginia. Nestled along the Potomac River, Stratford Hall’s nearly 2,000 acres comes to life through the presentation and preservation of the 18th-century Great House, vibrant gardens, natural trails revealing breathtaking river views, and the stories of all who lived here.