Death Valley Photography Workshop

February16th -18th, 2017

Price: $650 per person - Limited to 6 people.

Join me at at the most alien place on Earth!  Death Valley National Park is noted for its almost Martian terrain and other-worldy beauty.  Expand your photographic vision, technical skills, and image galleries as we focus our efforts on the beauty of the southern half of the largest National Park in the continental United States. You will enjoy shooting the salt flats of Badwater Basin, the Mesquite Sand Dunes, and several other gems that will be revealed during our time together. There will be a Lightroom/Photoshop editing and image review session to help bring your art to life!  It'll be a fun and informal time in the digital darkroom where we can finalize your photographic vision.

Evening Pano at Zabriskie Point

Evening Pano at Zabriskie Point

Multi-Person Discounts Available
Morning on the Mesquite Dunes

Morning on the Mesquite Dunes

  • You will need to arrange your own travel and lodging but I highly recommend Stovepipe Wells lodging.  It is a little cheaper than Furnace Creek and we will also have the editing workshop at this location.  If you prefer Furnace Creek lodging, that is fine also.  RV hookups are a great bargain if you have a rig!
  • You are more than welcome to drive around on your own but I am happy to cart us around (as space permits) to the several destinations I have in mind throughout the workshop.
  • We will not be venturing too far north (at most Ubehebe crater) so as to maximize our comfortability and intimate knowledge of all that the south has to offer.

 

Virga over the Armagosa Range

Virga over the Armagosa Range

  • Death Valley can be a little chilly, especially for our early morning shoot, so be sure to bring layered clothing.  Also, the salt flats we will visit can be very muddy.  I highly recommend rain boots.
  • The hiking we will do is not strenuous, but it's not all level terrain either.
  • Of course, bring your laptop for the editing session, should you want to get your hands dirty in the digital lab.
  • A variety of lenses can be of great value.  Contrary to what one might think, a telephoto is great for the dunes.

Please check out my Death Valley galleries here or on 500px to see if there's something that interests you in particular.

 

Fire over the Salt Flats

Fire over the Salt Flats

February 16th

  • Meet up around noon on for introductions and to further discuss the game plan.  Get a feel for each others' aspirations and hopes for the workshop.  Assess where everybody is at photographically.
  • Afternoon shooting on the salt flats.  A fun time dealing with gear issues and personal scouting opportunities for later.
  • Break out for an early dinner or rest time.
  • Golden hour and sunset shooting at The Mesquite Dunes.
A Land of Texture and Pattern

A Land of Texture and Pattern

 

February 17th

  • An early morning shoot at the east side of Mesquite Dunes.
  • Breakfast break, building relationships and enjoying company.  Discuss locations and issues.
  • Midday review and editing session.  How can I help you later in the day?
  • Afternoon break.
  • Evening shooting wherever we want.  Let's go where the clouds and weather take us.  Maybe some astro-photography at Natural Bridge or on the salt flats?

 

 

A Flooded Badwater

A Flooded Badwater

 

February 18th

  • Morning shoot at Dante's Peak or Zabriskie Point.
  • Breakfast and rest.
  • Our last editing and image review session.
  • Evening shoot at Badwater or wherever the clouds take us!

*If you have any questions you'd like answered before signing up for this great workshop don't hesitate to contact me.

Multi-Person Discounts Available