DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

GEMINID METEOR SHOWER

 

LOCATION    Death Valley National Park

DATE       December 11th - 14th, 2021 

INVESTMENT     $1,295.00 / $1,000.00

LIMIT            1 Spot Left

ACTIVITY LEVEL    Easy

DURATION        4 days / 3 nights

 


 


 

 

 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

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 4 days and 3 nights with amazing landscapes and night sky photo ops. This workshop is based around the annual Geminid Meteor Shower. It is the best meteor shower by far.  They often produce large fireballs and meteor rates exceed 150 meteors per hour. We shoot from a variety of locations at night with in depth discussions on composition, light painting, post processing your images and much more. The final morning is dedicated to a final review of our images after our morning sunrise shoot. The moon will set just after midnight which will allow us to capture the alien landscapes in a wide array of lighting situations, under Moonlit landscapes and moonless skies! The meteor shower is best viewed after midnight but meteors will be flying around just after 8pm! So all night will great to meteor hunting! Hope to see you there, it will be a great way to send 2021 out with a bang!

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There are so many amazing places in Death Valley to photograph at night, and during the day. We will certainly take full advantage of them while we are there. In addition to the night sky photography, we will also be out to capture the amazing alien-like landscapes that exist throughout the park during sunset and sunrise! We will also have the option to fo a couple day hikes if we aren't too tired from being up at night! 

WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Geminid meteor shower observation and photography
  • Milky Way , star trail and light painting photography
  • Several shooting locations, each night will have different locations
  • Some locations are Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Dantes View, Mudcracks,  Devils Golf Course, Artist Drive and more
  • How to plan your shot and where to look for the Milky Way throughout the year
  • Understanding, shutter speed, f/stop, ISO, white balance and other custom settings in your camera for night sky photography
  • How to illuminate a scene for timelapse photography and how to focus at night
  • 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.
  • In additional to our night sky photography we will also be capturing the sweet light at sunrise and sunset each day!
  • FREE Video Tutorials on post processing, panoramas, star trails and timelapse photography
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WEATHER

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 warm during the day and cooler at night. 

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LODGING

There are a few options for sleeping arrangements. There are a couple of places in Furnace Creek Resort and a few rooms 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 like to camp, I would prefer Furnace Creek Campground around $20/night. Stovepipe Wells camping is $12/night but Furnace Creek has some shade sites. I will most likely be camping myself. It is one of my favorite campgrounds in the US! Please make your reservations well in advance.

FLYING IN?

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.

 

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CAMERA GEAR

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. Please check out the "Workshop Overview" page for more information on gear.

DEPOSIT

A non refundable deposit must be paid in full or partial to reserve your spot on this tour. 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 any future workshop with us. Cash refunds can not be made once your payment has been accepted.

 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

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

For more information or to register please contacts us here at [email protected]

Kind Regards,

Jeff

 

2021 Death Valley Geminid Meteor Shower

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above