Death Valley By Night (mostly)

Death Valley By Night (mostly)

Oct 19-22, 2023

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 seven other photographers of all skill levels for a look at Death Valley National Park like most will never see it!

Workshop At A Glance

Classroom Instruction

This workshop is made for people of all skill levels, from beginners to pros. We will start off with a class to introduce you to the basics of night photography and also inspire you to be creative in your learning. We will cover the basics of using manual exposure, and how to compose and focus when you can barely see anything. We will also talk about some of the tips and techniques used to get great results, day or night.

Three Nights of Shooting

During this workshop, you will gain experience with night landscape photography in all of its forms. You will learn how the moon phase affects your imagery and how to use that to your advantage along with how to create a star trail in camera.

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 a 2-mile round trip during dunes and a 1-mile round trip at the salt flats).


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 the editing process. 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, everyone will have an individual edit and critique session in Lightroom to help with their personal photography and also answer any questions you may still have.






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 the Stovepipe Wells Hotel (additional $762 inc. tax for three nights for a room with 2 queen beds). It is not required to stay here, but it is the hub of our activities. In addition to the hotel, there are both free and paid campsites and other hotels with a bit of a drive. After your deposit is received I will send you information about hotels in the area along with any other pertinent information.

Park Entry is required to enter the park and can be purchased at roadside 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 September 12, 2023

Remaining amount due September 19, 2023


Trip Cost:  $ 1,895

deposit of $ 500 required

This trip is limited to 8 people (3 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. A minimum of 3 participants is required to run this trip. Don't wait with your deposit, this fills up quickly. After all positions are filled please visit the contact page and tell me you would like to be on the waitlist.