Jeff Berkes Photography | 2018 Death Valley Night Sky Photography Workshop




LOCATION      Death Valley National Park

DATE                 2 / 16 -  2 / 19 / 2018

INVESTMENT        $1,350.00

LIMIT                   6


DURATION        4 days / 3 nights





Death Valley is a recognized International Dark Sky Park located in the remote area of eastern California about 100 miles west of Las Vegas, NV. We will enjoy two full nights with the milky way and thousands upon thousands of stars. You will learn where and when to look for the milky way during in month of the year! We shoot from at least 5 separate locations at night with in depth discussion on composition, light painting, post processing your images and much more. The final morning is dedicated to reviewing your shots on your laptops in a end of workshop photoshop class demonstrating the "do's and do not's" in photoshop. Critiques are available even after the workshop is over!



  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Milky Way , star trail and light painting techniques, Sunset and Sunrise Shoots
  • Hands-on Motion controlled timelapse photography
  • Several shooting locations, each night will have different locations.
  • How to plan your shot and where to look for the Milky Way tutorial
  • Understanding, shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings
  • How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography and how to focus at night
  • Post Processing of our images
  • Maps of where you can find the milky way in the sky every month. Some months you can't even see the brightest part of it so,  yes, it moves around a bit and you will know where and when to look at any time during the year.
  • Breakfast Buffet every morning at Furnace Creek
  • 1st night group camping is included at Furnace Creek
  • Water and snacks every day
  • Video Tutorials on Star Trails, Timelapse Photography and Meteor Showers



Death Valley is the driest place in the US, but winter months bring some of the only rain of the year. Conditions are usually always clear and comfortable this time of year, Late March and April temps can easily climb though the 90's.



There are a few options for sleeping arrangements. There are a few rooms in Furnace Creek Resort and a few room in Stovepipe wells for you to enjoy. If you wish to camp there are plenty of campsites at Furnace Creek and some rustic sites at Stovepipe wells. If you camp, I would prefer Furnace Creek Campground at $20/night. Stovepipe Wells camping is $12/night. Please make your reservations in advance. The first night, (16th) group camping is included at Furnace Creek.



If you will be flying in for this workshop the best airport is Las Vegas, NV. Death Valley is a quick 2 hour drive west from Vegas.



A full list of camera gear will be supplied to upon registering, the basics are a DSLR camera, wide angle lens, a tripod and a cable release



A non refundable deposit must be paid in the full amount to join the workshop. If you are a JBP Alumni you receive 20% OFF the ticket price. If for some reason you need to cancel, you will be credited that amount towards a future workshop with us.  A deposit option may also be available on this workshop. The remaining balance is due no later than December 8th. 2017.



Jeff Berkes Photography reserves the right to make changes to the schedule, dates if need be. We are not responsible for bad weather, delays or cancellations. We are also not responsible for lost or stolen items, injuries, sickness, death or damages to personal equipment and lost of personal travel expense. Failure to comply to park rules, regulations and will result in you being ejected from the workshop.

Death Valley Night Sky 2018

This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations.

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Kind Regards,








WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above