Death Valley / Milky Way / Racetrack Playa
SPRING 2020

4 Wheel-Drive Photography Tour 

april / May 2020 Workshops
these are the only 2 months
when the milky way is visible
and its not too hot!

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 four Wheel Drive
includes
lightroom "Classic" training

photography locations

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

$999 per photographer
$250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT DUE NOW

photographers are responsible for
 1. travel to/from Death Valley,
2. LODGING AT stovepipe wells hotel (TWO nightS),
3. all meals

FOUR wheel drive transportation provided in the park

April / may 2020

The Racetrack Playa / Death Valley

Moving Rocks at Racetrack PLaya

Moving Rocks at Racetrack PLaya

Physical Requirements

  • Walking is required. 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 - 30 mile drive in a BUMPY 4x4 vehicle - then we park next to the Racetrack. We walk about 1/2 mile on the racetrack. There is no restroom at the racetrack.

  • BADWATER - 1 mile walk in - and back

  • ARTISTS DRIVE/PALETTE - 1/4 mile walk

  • MESQUITE FLAT SAND DUNES - We do not walk into the sand dunes, We shoot it from the edge with longer lenses.

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

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

  • UBEHEBE CRATER - Drive to location

NOTE: WE TRAVEL WITH A GARMIN SATELLITE COMMUNICATOR,
WHICH ALLOWS US INSTANT ACCESS TO EMERGENCY SERVICES
EVEN WHEN THERE IS NO CELL SERVICE AVAILABLE.

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.