Contact calphotoworkshops@earthlink.net for details.


There is a 10% discount for previous workshops participants. 

Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Please provide a phone number and email address.


Important details:


All types of cameras are welcome. Sturdy tripods are recommended.


If you a renting a vehicle, try to get a SUV, 2 or 4 wheel drive. Make sure the spare tire is good.

A few the roads we take are very rough.  We will carpool to different locations once we get to the Park.


Bring clothes for a mix of temperatures, from cold mornings to warm afternoons. Bring shoes that you

are comfortable walking in over rough terrain.


Make your lodging reservations at Stovepipe Wells or Furnace Creek. Less expensive accommodations are

in Beatty NV.


The center of activity will be at Stovepipe Wells. 


PLEASE GET ROOM RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE SINCE ROOMS SELL OUT QUICKLY.


Lodging, food and transportation are NOT included. We will eat meals together, but it is not required.


You will receive an email with the exact meeting place and time approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.


We will be carpooling to our shooting locations each day.


Las Vegas, NV. McCarran International Airport is about a 2.5 hour drive from Death Valley. Los Angeles is

about 5.5 hours.







Friday

This will be a full day in Death Valley. We will begin by rising before dawn to photograph the sunrise at Dante's View and Zabriskie Point. Later, we will spend some time going over the important digital techniques. "Shooting for Raw", digital work flow, converting to Black&White, and processing digital pictures. After breakfast we will begin to explore different areas in the southern end of the valley including Badwater, Artist Point, and more. We will end our day at a specific location where we will shoot the sunset.

     

In Death Valley, you can find colorful land forms, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, amazing canyons, and some of the best photo opportunities in the world.

We will photograph places such as Ubehebe Crater, Badwater, Artist Point, Dante's View, the Race Track, and Rhyolite known as The Queen City of Death Valley. This workshop is open to of all levels of photography, using 35 mm to large format, film and/or digital.

 

Your instructor, Keith Skelton, has over 30 years of experience as a educator and as a professional photographer. Keith is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography.

SEE BIO HERE


WORKSHOP GOALS

We will strive to help you improve your technique and your photographic vision by studying color, composition, and light. We will also discuss Black & White digital techniques and panoramas. Our workshop will be organized for all to leave Death Valley with great pictures and with a new found knowledge. It will be a memorable and fun experience for all. Open to photographers with all levels of experience. We will have dark skies so there will be plenty of opportunity for night shooting. Sunrises at 6:00am, sunsets at 6:00pm. Late winter/ early spring is one of the best times to photograph Death Valley with a possibilty of snow in the mountains.



ITINERARY     


Saturday

Once again, we will begin early in the morning. We will head north to shoot Rhyolite ghost town, Ubehebe Crater (pronounced you-be-he-be), and the “moving stones” at the Race Track Playa.


Sunday

This last day we will rise to photograph the Dunes at Stove Pipe Wells. This is a favorite place for many photographers. By about 10 am the workshops will conclude. You may wish to leave directly from the dunes to head home.


Check out this Death Valley travel article from The New York Times.


California Photography Workshops

DEATH VALLEY / LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AT IT’S BEST - February 27 - March 2 , 2014

Thursday

We will meet you in the late afternoon at Stovepipe Wells Village. On this first day we will start with a park orientation and introduce each other. Afterwards, we will focus on composition and nuances of color while photographing the sunset.