Death Valley National Park 2022
Mesquite Sand Dunes, Zabriski Point, Badwater, The Race Track, Devils Golfcourse, Rhyolite Ghost Town & more
Sunrise & Sunsets & Milky Way & Star Trail Nights
5 days • 4 nights • October 26th, 2022 – October 30th, 2022
** one spot open! **
I will be leading a 5 day workshop on October 26th – October 30th, 2022 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.
The stars come out at night
Not only will be photographing 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 and also with some moonlight to get moonlight across the landscape in our images. 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 including star stacking and using a star tracker. It is an incredibly special place for photographing day and night and you will walk away with many new shooting skills.
A place to push your Creativity
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 every 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 — WE WILL COVER:
• How to scout out the best light & compositions
• Stepping out of your comfort zone to create powerful & timeless images
• How to shoot the stars as points of light & star trails with multiple exposures
• Star Stacking and using Starry Landscape Stacker
• Learning how to use a Star Tracker
• Lightpainting techniques and which gear works best
• Shooting with a super telephoto
• How to shoot panoramas, HDR exposure blending
• Photoshop techniques including HDR , panoramas & converting to black & white
• How to master your camera gear
• Scouting the Milky Way
• Using the best computer and phone apps for the night sky including Photo Pills
• Exposure blending for your night sky images
The workshop begins at 3 pm on Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 and ends on Sunday, October 30th, 2022 mid morning. This will allow people ample time to return home. We will be there on my birthday, October 29th so maybe even some time for birthday cake!
Death Valley National Park is situated in eastern California. The nearest airport is Las Vegas and it takes about 2 hours to drive to the hotel. It is about 10 hours from the Bay area and about 4 & a half to five hours from LA. Our hotel is at the heart of Death Valley and will serve well as a place to base our excursions.
The cost for the workshop is $1275 per person. 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. The cost includes the 4×4 Jeep rentals for the infamous Race Track. Most workshops do not go to this awesome and incredibly unique place that is filled with tons of photo ops and we will stay till after dark shooting the night sky over the Racetrack!
Some people can also share a room with someone else if they choose and I can help to see who might want to share a room. We will also be carpooling during the workshop and we will pick the carpools on the first day. Please email me here if you want to save a space for this workshop. I cannot say enough about how gorgeous Death Valley National Park is , especially for photographers.
To see more of my images from past trips, click on this link, images from Death Valley National Park images from Death Valley National Park on my website.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants.
This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced photographer who is comfortable with their equipment and has a good grasp of photographic principles and a basic understanding of their camera operations including using f/stops and shutter speed. Basic Photoshop is also recommended but not required as we will be covering many ways to help your images look their best with some easy tips and techniques.
1. To register for The Landscape & Night Sky in Death Valley fill out the registration form and mail to the address listed. For the reg form & more information contact me here
2. Next, contact the hotel and make your room reservations. Stove Pipe Wells: https://www.stovepipewells.com/ Phone: 760.786.2387. Rooms will be reserved under Scott Stulberg Photo Workshops. The hotel prices go up every year and I am not happy about this but there are only three choices in all of Death Valley and I love the location of Stovepipe Wells the best.