Death Valley / Milky Way / Racetrack
4-Wheel-Drive Photography Tour
We will spend 3 days and 2 nights exploring Death Valley and the Milky Way.
3 Days / 2 Nights
Small Group Size / Limited to 3 Photographers
EXPERT GUIDE / INCLUDES RACETRACK PHOTOSHOOT
WE SUPPLY THE 4-Wheel-Drive
INCLUDES LIGHTROOM "CLASSIC" TRAINING
MESQUITE FLAT SAND DUNES
TWENTY MULE TEAM CANYON
*Subject to availability
$250 Non-Refundable Deposit Due Now
$749 Balance Due in Spring 2019
LODGING / MEALS
PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAVEL TO/FROM DEATH VALLEY,
STOVEPIPE WELLS HOTEL (2 NIGHTS) and ALL MEALS.
SEE OUR GEAR GUIDES
This workshop requires that you have a DLSR (or Mirrorless) camera which allows for manual settings of Aperture, Exposure duration and ISO. The camera should support interchangeable lenses - FAST (F2.8 or faster) and WIDE (20MM or wider, 14MM is preferable) are best for Milky Way photography (lenses can be rented on-line). Many landscapes in Death Valley can be shot with longer lenses, including 70-200mm. You will also need a tripod. You will also need to bring a laptop (for processing your images). Once you've registered I will send you a list of download instructions for the software which is used in the workshop.
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