Death Valley / Milky Way / Racetrack Playa
4 Wheel-Drive Photography Tour 

april 2019 Workshops

Milky Way over the Racetrack Playa (Death Valley)

3 Days / 2 Nights

small group / Limit 3 photographers

expert guide
includes RaceTrack playa photoshoot
We supply the 4 Wheel Drive
lightroom "Classic" CC training

photography locations

racetrack playa
artists drive/Palette
Mesquite Flat sand dunes
dantes view
Zabriskie Point
Twenty Mule Team Canyon
Ubehebe CrateR

$999 per photographer

(photographers are responsible for
 travel to/from Death Valley,
stovepipe wells hotel (2 nights) and all meals)

4 wheel drive travel provided in the park

The Racetrack Playa / Death Valley


Physical Requirements

  • Walking is kept to a minimum, but some locations require walking in (or up) to the vantage point (noted below).

  • Shooting is done at night, in the early morning and at sunset. 

  • Mid-day we are indoors - sleeping, eating or training on Lightroom. 

  • April and May have relatively mild temperatures (< 100F). 

Requirements for Specific Locations

Racetrack Playa is 3,700 ft elevation - all other locations are near sea level.

  • RACETRACK PLAYA - 50 mile drive in - then we park next to the Racetrack. We walk about 1/4 mile on the racetrack

  • BADWATER - 1/2 mile walk in - and back

  • ARTISTS DRIVE/PALETTE - 1/4 mile walk

  • MESQUITE FLAT SAND DUNES - This is the hardest walk - 1 mile walk in - on sand - 2 miles total. Note: You do not need to walk in the entire distance to shoot the dunes. We walk in so that we can find the dunes with no foot prints.

  • DANTES VIEW - We drive to the view point

  • ZABRISKIE POINT - 1/4 walk up to the look out point

  • TWENTY MULE TEAM CANYON - Mostly shooting near the car - but we hike 20-30 yards up some of the cliffs - multiple times.

  • UBEHEBE CRATER - Drive to location

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.