Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America. Its extreme geology provides otherworldly photography opportunities that are unique unto themselves. Its salt pans, sand dunes, and cracked earth textures are a feast for the eyes and the camera. Join this multi-day workshop to explore, shoot, and enjoy this fascinating and beautiful desert landscape. This multi-day Death Valley photography workshop will help photographers create memorable photos of the fascinating and beautiful features of Death Valley National Park. The workshop focuses on understanding your camera’s settings in order to break into new creative realms. There is a strong emphasis on producing striking and powerful compositions, as well as telling a story with your photos. The workshop will cover shoot planning and how to be in the right place at the right time. Depending on conditions, the workshop will introduce participants to aspects of night photography and light-painting.
The variety and stunning landscapes of Death Valley are unrivaled.
Small Group Size
Our low participant to instructor ratio ensures plenty of 1-on-1 instruction.
We typically spend two evenings photographing under the stars with an emphasis on light painting and static stars.
Hi, I’m Jim Patterson and I live in the Seattle area of the Pacific Northwest, but I spent the majority of my life in California. Through a combination of theory, philosophy, examples, and on-the-spot feedback, I will help students reach those “a-ha!” moments that take their photography to the next level. I have explored and photographed Death Valley’s wonders for more than a decade, and my knowledge of where and when to take advantage of the best light will insure the group is in the right place at the right time.