EASTERN SIERRA'S AND DEATH VALLEY
MILKY WAY MADNESS AND LANDSCAPES
Eastern Sierras & Death Valley
DATE March 10th - 16th, 2021
INVESTMENT $1,525.00 / $1,220.00
ACTIVITY LEVEL Easy
DURATION 7 days / 6 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 7 days and 6 nights with the milky way and thousands upon thousands of stars in addition to amazing landscapes along the way. You will learn where and when to find the milky way during each month of the year! We shoot from dozens of locations at night with in depth discussions on composition, light painting, post processing your images and much more.
We will start off in eastern sierras for a few days before making out way to Death Valley where we will spend the remaining days and nights capturing the alien-like landscapes and more night sky photograph and timelapse. We will spend a couple of nights in each location to give us time and flexibility. I find that time and flexibility are the most important things, 24 hours can make a huge difference in weather and in light.
There are so many amazing places during this trip to photograph at night and during the day, we will certainly take full advantage of them while we are there. We will also set out to capture dramatic sunsets over snow capped mountains, tall desert sand dunes, Mobius Arch and much more. This is one wild adventure you do not want to miss out on. All alumni receive 20% off this trip. The possibilities are endless here. We may have some time to spend at Mono Lake one night as well depending on the weather!
ZODIAC LIGHT OVER DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARKZodiac Light over Death Valley National Park, 2017
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.
There are a few options for sleeping arrangements in Death Valley. Furnace Creek Ranch in Furnace Creek, 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. I would prefer Furnace Creek Campground around $22/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. For the Alabama Hills / Mono Lake Portion there will be plenty of hotels to choose from.
Death Valley milky way river
If you will be flying in for this workshop the best airport is Las Vegas, NV. Death Valley is a quick 1hr 50min hour drive from Las 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. Please check out the "Workshop Overview" page for more information on gear.
HALO ON FIRE22 Degree Lunar Halo over Death Valley
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.
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.
The climate and scenery will change dramatically which will allow us you gather a diverse portfolio of imagery. We will most likely experience pleasantly warm temperatures in Death Valley with it's iconic salt flats, sand dunes, rock formations and dark skies. As we move into the Sierra's we can expect a variety of weather and scenery as we climb in elevation towards Mount Whitney and Mono Lake.
Both Lone Pine and Mono Lake see only 3 days a month with precipitation, so I don't expect to see it, but you never know. Lone Pine averages only 2 inches of snow per year and average March highs are in the mid to upper 60's, and the average highs at Mono Lake are in the low 50's.
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This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations. If you wish to take part in "Just Death Valley" or just "Eastern Sierras" please let us know, we can work with you.
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WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above