A Discovery Series Workshop
January 19-24, 2020
Tuition - $3,950, Limited to 4 Participants
Death Valley has it all for the landscape photographer, from A (Artist’s Drive) to Z (Zabriskie Point), the attentive eye will surely find a unique composition.
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
The Death Valley Photography Workshop is appropriate for photographers of average fitness levels. During the course of each day of the workshop we will walk, on average, 5 miles. A variety of terrain will encountered, trails range from improved easy access, to sandy paths, to uneven rock. It is expected for all participants to be able to carry their own personal gear and water during the workshop.
What You Can Expect:
Professional, one on one photographic instruction on par with your level of experience.
Minimum of 8 hours per day of in-field shooting and instruction
Positive, interactive and fun learning environment
Class sizes limited to six students to insure personal attention
Water and snacks while in the field
What You'll Learn:
Among the things we'll talk about are - How to "see the light" and the way it affects the image. Lens options for landscape composition and subject isolation. High Dynamic Range (HDR) techniques for landscape. How to use filters to control exposure and enhance your photograph. Smartphone apps that can help you plan your photo session and maximize your time in the field.
With James Neihouse as your instructor you will receive the benefit of his many years of experience as a professional image maker, with ample one-on-one instruction time in the field, as well as spirited critiques and post processing training.
Lodging (single occupancy), Park Entrance Fee, Field Photography Sessions, Class Session on Digital Image Processing, Critiques, and Image Print Session sponsored by Canon. Box lunches and assorted drinks will be provided on days we are in the park.
What's Not Included:
Airfare, and meals, other than those mentioned above, are NOT included in the workshop fee.
Lodging In Death Valley National Park:
We strive to pick quality, comfortable lodging that fits with the logistics of the workshop. Most of time the hotels will have a 3 star or better rating. In some cases hotels with that rating level are not located close enough to the workshop location, it those situations the accomodations selected will be best available.
Group size is limited, not only for a more favorable instructor to student ratio, but also to help minimize the human impact on the natural environments we will be photographing. At James Neihouse Photography Workshops we strive to uphold the Leave No Trace - Code for Outdoor Ethics, and NANPA - Principles of Ethical Field Practices
Arrive at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport by 3pm on January 19th to make the two hour drive to Furnace Creek in Death Valley.
If you are planning on driving from Las Vegas to Death Valley here is a map with several routes.
Jan. 19th - 17:30 check into hotel. Evening meet and greet. Night sky photography opportunity.
Jan. 20th - Depart Furnace Creek at 05:45 for Zabriskie Point sunrise, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Dante’s View, Sunset at Artist Palette, return to Furnace Creek.
Jan. 21st - Check out of Furnace Creek at 05:45 for sunrise at at Badwater, Natural Bridge, Devil’s cornfield, Sunset at Mesquite Dunes, check into Stovepipe Wells.
Jan. 22nd - Depart Stovepipe Wells at 05:15 for early morning at Skidoo Mine, charcoal kilns, sunset at Ubehebe Crater, night sky at Rhyolite Ghost Town, return to Furnace Creek
Jan. 23rd - Depart Stovepipe Wells at 05:45 for Sunrise at Cottonball Basin, afternoon at Harrisburg, Eureka Mine, and Aguereberry Point for sunset, return to Stovepipe Wells.
Jan. 24th - AM departures for Las Vegas Airport for return flights.
*Schedule is subject to change to insure optimal field time, adjust for weather conditions, and road closures.
What To Bring:
Here are my suggestions for camera gear to bring, of course, you are free to bring whatever you would like:
One or two camera bodies, may be digital or film.
Suitable tripod with ball head
Wide angle lens
Medium length zoom lens (70-200mm is ideal)
300mm lens or longer
Lots of memory cards, and card reader (lots of film if that’s what you’re shooting)
External hard drives
Backpack style camera bag
You may choose to pay in full for your workshop, or until November 9, 2019 you can place a $500.00 deposit to secure your spot. When you choose the deposit option the balance of the workshop fee will be due on November 10, 2019 (90 days prior to the beginning of the workshop).
Death Valley Photography Workshop - January 19 - 24, 2020
Until October 21, 2019 you have the option of placing a $500 deposit to hold your spot in the workshop. Please be sure to READ and UNDERSTAND our Policy on Payments, Deposits, Cancellations, and Refunds
You are encouraged to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment in case of an unforeseen situation or emergency that requires you to cancel your workshop. Here is a review of travel insurance companies - Travel Insurance Reviews
Payments are handled through Stripe.com and you should receive a payment confirmation from them as well.