Obscure & Extraordinary Landscapes
March 3-8, 2019
Chris Nicholson, author of Photographing National Parks, will be our guest teacher, and together we will lead you through canyons, over the sand dunes, and down to the salt basins.
This 5-day workshop will combine a mixture of in-the-field photography, technical discussions, and post-production. Death Valley is a very mystifying place with unique areas like the Racetrack Playa, Rhyolite Ghost Town and Bad Water Basin that will lead to very captivating photos.We will be chasing the best light from sunrise to sunset. You will learn:
A solid foundation of camera technique
How to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop
2 Professional landscape photographers guidance and location expertise
In the field instruction on mastering photography skills
Classroom session including Lightroom and Photoshop techniques, and critiques
12x18 matted prints of work photographed during workshop
What's not included:
What should I expect?
Our days will consist of sunrise hikes to the arches to photographing the Milky Way rising over the desert. This photography workshop adventure is designed to give all participants the opportunity to shoot and capture some of the most amazing landscapes and places in the country. We will guide you through different photography techniques, camera settings and how to use filters to properly expose your shots. We will also spend a good amount of time on photo composition and developing your own style so your photos will tell your story to the viewer.
Group size will be kept small (approx. 12 participants) to afford each participant one-on-one instruction both in the field and in the classroom for post editing.
What should I bring?
Upon signing up we will send everyone a detailed equipment and material list. The basic gear everyone should have is a digital SLR camera body, tripod and a variety of lens. Laptops are recommend to help you fully learn to edit on your own system.
We will be outside doing some walking/hiking for a good part of the trip. It is advised for you to dress in layers and wear proper footwear. Temperatures and conditions can change rapidly so it is best to be prepared.
Death Valley National Park, located in East California near the Sierra-Nevada mountains and the Nevada borders
You need a car to get to Death Valley.
Here are approximate driving times from major destinations:
Las Vegas McCarren International Airport (closest airport): 2-1/2 hours
Los Angeles: 5 hours
San Francisco: 8 hours when Highway 120 is open
Yosemite National Park: 6 hours when Highway 120 is open
Recommended Car Rental: Enterprise
THE OASIS AT DEATH VALLEY
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK
HIGHWAY 190, DEATH VALLEY