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 4 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
Death Valley Mudcracks
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
DEATH VALLEY SUNSET
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.
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.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK Death Valley Moon Halo and Palm Tree
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
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
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!
VALLEY VIEWDeath Valley National Park, CA
Landscapes under Moonlight
ZABRISKI POINTDeath Valley National Park, CA
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