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Death Valley / Milky Way 4-Wheel-Drive Photography Workshop - April 17-19, 2020 - $250 Non-Refundable Deposit - $999 Total


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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

PHOTOGRAPHY LOCATIONS*

RACETRACK
BADWATER
ARTISTS DRIVE/PALETTE
MESQUITE FLAT SAND DUNES
ZABRISKIE POINT
TWENTY MULE TEAM CANYON
UBEHEBE CRATER

*Subject to availability

$999/PHOTOGRAPHER
$250 Non-Refundable Deposit Due Now
$749 Balance Due in Spring 2019

NOTE: PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
1) TRAVEL TO/FROM DEATH VALLEY
2) STOVEPIPE WELLS HOTEL (2 NIGHTS) and
3) ALL MEALS.

LODGING / MEALS

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAVEL TO/FROM DEATH VALLEY,
STOVEPIPE WELLS HOTEL (2 NIGHTS) and ALL MEALS.

CAMERA RECOMMENDATIONS

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. 

NOTE: REQUIRES LODGING AT STOVEPIPE WELLS IN DEATH VALLEY - 2 NIGHTS MAY 5-7 (DEPARTING MAY 7) https://deathvalleyhotels.com/

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 3,200 ft elevation - all other locations are near sea level.

  • RACETRACETRACK PLAYA - 50 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 - 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.

  • 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