DEATH VALLEY N.P   |   MILKY WAY MADNESS


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DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, CALIFORNIA

MARCH, 18 - 21, 2023

CLASS LIMIT : 7  (2 spots left)

INVESTMENT: $1,295/ $1,040 (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 the milky way and thousands upon thousands of stars in addition to amazing alien like landscapes along the way. You will learn where and when to find the milky way during each month of the year,  shoot from the most amazing locations at night and during the day with in-depth discussions on composition, light painting,  post processing your images, and much more. I find that time, and flexibility are the most important things, 24 hours can make a huge difference in weather, and in light so there is a chance we could visit some locations twice.

 

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 here. We will also set out to capture dramatic sunsets, sunrises, sand dunes, and all of the other unique landscape that the park has to offer. including the elusive mudcracks! This is one adventure you do not want to miss out on, this will be my 10th workshop in Death Valley, so we will make this a trip to remember!

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED :
 

  • Commercial Permit Fees
  • Milky Way , Star Trail, light painting and timelapse photography
  • Several shooting locations, each night will have different locations
  • Some locations in Death Valley are Zabriskie Point, Badwater Basin, Dante's View, Mudcracks,  Devils Golf Course, Artist Drive, Mesquite Dunes 
  • 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
  • Learn how to create compelling night sky and landscape compositions
  • Dramatic sunset and sunrise photography
  • FREE Video Tutorials on post processing, panoramas, star trails and timelapse photography
  • Access to my brain 24/7

 

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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 comfortable at night. It's perfect!

 

 

LODGING

You have 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. Please make your reservations well in advance.

 

 

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GETTING THERE

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 to one of the best National Parks in the US.

 

 

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.


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

 

2023 Death Valley Night Sky Photography Workshop

WORKSHOP ALUMNI: Receive 20% OFF the price listed above