Death Valley National Park workshop

October 30th – November 3rd 2019

Cost  $1,275

**  workshop full     waitlist only  **

I will be leading a 5 day workshop on October 30th – November 3rd, 2019 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 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. It is an incredibly special place for photographing day and night and you will walk away with many new shooting skills.

Death Valley National Park

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.


• 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

• 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

• Exposure blending for your night sky images

Workshop Time

The workshop begins at 3 pm on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2019 and ends on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019 mid morning. This will allow people ample time to return home.

Getting There

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 for the workshop is $1,275.00 per person which includes the 4×4 Jeep rentals for the Race Track. 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. 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.

Workshop Limit

The workshop is limited to 12 participants.

Skill Level

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: Phone: 760.786.2387.  Rooms are 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.


  1. Prakash Desai (Joe)

    While camping in DV w. spouse for 14 days could I join workshop ? Spouse- non photographing.
    Been in DV in 2014 for 10 days! Now planning 14 Days.
    First ws in 1993 w. Galen Rowell (GAPW) in Savaro NP-Bill Fortney
    In India (2012) went to Leh Ladakh-a high altitude desert, high pass being 18,350′- no problem.
    Scott, heard abt. you from Jim Zuckerman, would like to do the WS before am 75 years young !
    Have decent result but would like the Pop, Spectacular , etc.

    Best Wishes

  2. scottstulberg

    Going to email you now Prakesh!

  3. Bob Karcz

    Put me on your wait-list for death valley

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