2021 DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

FULL MOON AND ALIEN LANDSCAPES

 

 

 

 

LOCATION      Death Valley National Park

DATE         October 18th - 21st, 2021

INVESTMENT       $1,275.00 / $1,025.00

LIMIT           3 of 6 spots remaining

ACTIVITY LEVEL    Easy

DURATION        days / 3 nights

 


 


 

 

 

 


 

ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP

Welcome to Death Valley! Death Valley is a recognized International Dark Sky Park located in the remote area of eastern California about 100 miles west of Las Vegas, Nevada. We will enjoy 4 days and 3 nights under the moonlit landscapes of Death Valley National Park. Even though the milky way will not be visible during our time here due to the moonlit skies, we are open to lots of rare opportunities inside the park that rarely get attention in a new light. We will shoot from multiple locations at night with in depth discussions on composition, exposure, planning out shots out and post processing your images. We will also have time to double back to some locations to catch them in a different light. Video tutorials are also including in this workshop for your reference to editing after the workshop is over. I have camped here nearly 70 nights in the last few years, and this might be my most favorite park of them all. Furnace Creek pictured below) was recently renovated at the end of 2018 and it is surely is an oasis. Come experience  the dramatic alien-like landscapes for yourself! Hope to see you there!

Furnace Creek, Death Valley

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 here. In addition to the night sky photography we will also be out to capture the amazing views during sunset and sunrise. Some locations include the elusive Death Valley mudcracks, Zabriskie Point, Dante's View, Badwater Basin, Mesquite Sand Dunes, Artists Drive and many more.

Moonset in Death Valley

WORKSHOP INCLUDES

  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • You get to pick my brain all day, every day!
  • Star trail and Timelapse Photography
  • Several shooting locations, each night will have different locations
  • Some locations are Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Dante's 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!
  • Moonrise and Moonset Photo ops every day!
  • FREE Video Tutorials on post processing, panoramas, star trails and timelapse photography

Death Valley Mudcracks

WEATHER

Death Valley is the driest place in the US.  Conditions are usually always clear and warm during the day in late October with comfortable nights and lots of amazing photo ops day and night.  Temperatures in October can range from the 80s to 90s. Be prepared!

 

Death Valley Sunset Panoramic

BATTLE BORNBATTLE BORN

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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.

Badwater Basin

 

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.

Alien Landscape at Moonset

 

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.

Enjoying the Desert

 

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.

 

Sunrise in Death Valley Storms over the Racetrack Playa

Death Valley Moonrise

COVID-19 MITIGATION EFFORTS

We adhere to all CDC recommendations with wearing masks within 6 feet, and keeping our hands clean and sanitized. We will provide masks to those who forget or damage theirs and we will also supply hand sanitizer to those who need it.  Our mitigation plan submitted to Death Valley is cleared and we like to take all precautions to give the photographers and the instructor the safest, most enjoyable atmosphere to work in. The nice things about Death Valley is that it is one of the biggest park in America, we have plenty of space to work with and being crowded into spots is NEVER an issue. We recommend that all participants taken a covid test leading up to the workshop and get a negative test result. Failure to provide a negative test result may result in your suspension of the workshop. Full workshop credit will be given to you for a future workshop with us.

To view our full mitigation plan please request a copy by emailed us at [email protected] 

 

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

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

 

Workshop Participant framing up his shot!

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Landscapes under Moonlight

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RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW!

To reserve your spot on this workshop, please make your deposit or make your full payment below. Remaining balance is due 60 days before our start date! See you there!

 

2021 Death Valley Full Moon and Landscapes Workshop

 

 

 


 

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above

Price increases after April 3rd, 2021