D E A T H V A L L E Y | G E M I N I D M E T E O R S H O W E R
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK | CALIFORNIA
DECEMBER 11th - 14th, 2023
CLASS LIMIT : SOLD OUT (email us for the waitlist)
INVESTMENT: $1,400/ $1,120 (ALUMNI)
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 be in the "NEW" phase which will give us extremely dark skies the entire night! This meteor shower is best viewed after midnight but meteors will be flying around the sky just after 8pm! Hope to see you there, it will be a great way to send 2023 out with a bang!
GEMINID METEOR AND ORION | 2020Barnard’s loop, the rosette nebula, the witches head nebula, running man and m42, and the horse head with a Geminid Meteor. December 13th, 2020
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!
GEMINID OVER CALIFORNIA | DECEMBER 2021
DAWN OVER DEATH VALLEY
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 70f /55f. The winter season also seems to offer the best sunsets and sunrises compared to other times of the year.
BADWATER AT DAWN
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.
DEATH VALLEY MOON
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.
DESERT FIRE PLANETARY ALIGNMENT AT THE RACETRACK PLAYA| DECEMBER 2021
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.
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.
RACETRACK PLAYA FIREBALL METEOR
This workshop does not include travel to, from and during the workshop, meals or overnight accommodations.
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|2023 Death Valley Geminid Meteor Shower|
For more information or to register please contacts us here at [email protected]