previous workshops: Death Valley Workshop April 2012

                         First night of our workshop
I will be leading a 5 day workshop on October 7th-11th, 2015 in the incredibly photogenic environment of Death Valley, California. Located near the border of California & Nevada, Death Valley is filled with breathtaking desert scenery & unique geological formations. It’s 3.3 million acres is home to rare desert wildlife, undisturbed wilderness, colorful rocks and canyons, unique evaporative salt features and miles of pristine sand dunes. It is magical place and is a photographers paradise and we will be photographing the graceful and ever-changing sand dunes, Zabriski Point, geological wonders and the infamous Racetrack. Death Valley’s great diversity of landscapes makes it a rare and unique place for photography. Not only will be photographing these in the best light of sunrise and sunset but then return to photograph the amazing night sky. We have timed this workshop perfectly to be during the new moon, when no moon in present, to get dark skies. We will be up early and stay out late some nights to capture the right light and mood in our mages.  Death Valley’s low rainfall and clear skies make it the perfect place for night photography. We will photograph stars as points of light, star trails, painting with light and other special techniques for photographing at night. It is an incredibly special place for photographing day and night and you will walk away with many new shooting skills.   I have done workshops all over the world but absolutely love what Death Valley has to offer. Doing workshops in this amazing location gives people the chance to expand their horizons with their photography and hang out with others that share their passion. Just being out after dark, learning how to capture the night sky and chilling out under the Milky Way is incredibly addicting and ever time we are there it is different. I will be showing many different images from past trips to give everyone ideas and to help push their creativity and feel more comfortable with where and when we will be shooting. There won’t be a lot of sleep on this workshop as we will be out late and up early and be totally immersed in trying to capture this pretty special part of the US.IN THIS WORKSHOP YOU WILL LEARN:• Stepping out of your comfort zone to create powerful & timeless images• How to scout out the best light & compositions• How to shoot the stars as points of light & star trails with multiple exposures.• Lightpainting techniques and which gear works best• Photoshop techniques including HDR & converting to black & white• Pushing the limits of your camera gear more than usual• Shooting with a super telephotoThe cost for the workshop is $1,275.00 per person which includes instruction in the field and in the classroom and also the 4×4 Jeep rentals for the Race Track and possibly Titus Canyon. Items not included are: lodging, meals, and transportation. We will carpool to locations and eat as a group at restaurants for socializing, asking questions and continuing lecture discussions.Please click on this link  to read more about the Death Valley 2015 workshop on my blog, which also has more photos and more info on the workshop.