Death Valley
By Night
(mostly)

Death Valley By Night (mostly)


Sep 12-15, 2018


There is nothing like creating images in one of the world's most dynamic locations. Add the element of night and you will have images and memories you will want to share with your friends and family for a lifetime. Join me and nine other photographers of all skill levels for a look at Death Valley National Park like most will never see it!

Workshop At A Glance

Three Nights of Shooting

This During this workshop you will gain experience with night landscape photography in all its forms. You will learn how the moon phase effects your imagery and how to use that to your advantage along with how to create a star trail in camera. The main focus of this workshop though will be photographing the Milky Way over this spectacular landscape. 

Despite this being primarily a night photography workshop, we do get out for two sunsets to practice daytime landscape techniques including using graduated neutral density filters to balance light within the camera.

The locations we visit are all close to parking lots (at most about 2 mile round trip during dunes).

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Two Daytime Edit and Critique Sessions

After our first night of shooting, we will meet in the air conditioned meeting room at the Stovepipe Wells Hotel. This gives us a chance to duck the hottest part of the day and also see what we shot the first night. Everyone will bring in an image or two from the night before that we will edit in Lightroom to give you a feel for my post production routine. By going over the images from the first night, everyone will have a better idea of what to work on the following nights to truly improve their photography. Before we part ways we will have a second of these sessions to see progress and also give important further instruction to take away with you.

 

What's Included:

  • Water and snacks while we are out.
  • Peace of mind that your teacher and guide (me) personally knows the areas we will be visiting. I am also first aid certified and carry a full first aid kit at all times. My workshops are all fully and properly permitted by the National Parks I operate them within.

What's not included:

  • Hotel or Camping
  • Meals
  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Transportation

I have rooms set aside at a discounted rate at the Stovepipe Wells Hotel. It is not required to stay here, but it is the hub of our activities. After your deposit is received I will send you information about hotels in the area along with any other pertinent information.

We will meet for dinner (no host) before our first night of shooting. This gives us an opportunity to get acquainted and get ready for our first excursion. We will also decide on a car pooling plan for the following days events.

Park Entry is required to enter the park and can be purchased at road side kiosks as you enter the park or at Furnace Creek Visitors Center. If you have a Golden Eagle Pass or an Annual National Parks Pass you can simply display your pass in the front windshield.

*itinerary may be changed at anytime to accommodate evolving circumstances

Deposits must be received by July 15, 2018

 

Trip Cost:  $ 1,200

deposit of $ 300 required

This trip is limited to 10 people (10 spots left remaining). To make a deposit, visit the contact page, and I will instruct you further on how to make a payment. Make sure to include how many people will be joining. I will have a second teacher if we have more than 6 participants. Don't wait with your deposit, these trips fill up quickly. After all positions are filled please visit the contact page and tell me you would like to be on the wait list.