Death Valley Photography Workshop

This workshop is limited to 6 people. The full registration fee is $1295. There is a 50% deposit due to reserve your space in the workshop with the remaining 50% balance due no later than January 1st, 2020.

Death Valley National Park is an incredible place to create beautiful imagery. Most people know of Death Valley as being the hottest, driest and lowest National Park. While the heat in Death Valley can be unbearable in the summer months, in the winter it is actually a very pleasant place to visit! With an amazing range of abstract, landscape and night photography available, the diversity of the valley will inspire and fill you with wonder! This workshop will be held February 27th - March 1st, 2020.

We will begin the workshop before sunrise at approx 6:00am each day and wrap up each night around 7pm, just after sunset. For those who want to try their hand at night photography we will pick a date during the workshop to do that as well. The final (4th) day of the workshop, March 1st, will end approx 2 hours after sunrise.

There are limited places to eat inside the park however there is good food at Furnace Creek as well as a general store for snacks, water & supplies if needed. Attendees will be provided with a list of suggested gear, camera equipment, clothing and a list of places we will be visiting during the workshop upon registration. To have the best chance to photograph all areas in the best light we may visit some areas more than once during our time there.

Transportation, flights, hotel stays and food are NOT provided during this workshop. We will make every effort to carpool during our time there, reducing our caravan to 2 cars. If you have any questions about the workshop or the Death Valley area itself, please do not hesitate to reach out to me here.

Aaron Reed Photography, LLC is a licensed, fully insured business and a responsible member of the photographic community. I operate all of my workshops under the guidelines, rules and regulations of the National Park Service, State Parks & Forest Services. I am certified in Adult & Child CPR/AED & First Aid, Wilderness First Responder Trained and Follow Leave No Trace Principals. I have operated on location photography workshops since 2009.


How To Pre-Visualize And Capture Compelling Compositions That Grab AND Maintain The Attention Of Your Audience

100% Manual Operation Of Your Camera And Creative Exposure Control For Best Results

Reading, Understanding and Using Your Histogram To Capture The Best Possible Exposure In The Field

How To "Fill The Frame" using Dynamic Compositions While Eliminating Negative Or Empty Space

How To Identify Your Main Subject And Supporting Subjects With One Easy Trick

How To Choose The Best Aperture, Shutter Speed, White Balance And ISO For The Image You Are Creating

Tips N Tricks For Low Light, Backlit Scenes And Other Difficult Lighting Situations In The Field

How To Tell A Story With Your Imagery

How To Use Filters As A Creative Tool And As A Way To Balance Light Or Capture Deep, Rich Imagery In Any Situation

Ways To Reduce Your Setup Time And How To Stay Fast On Your Feet While Shooting

Tips For Planning And Scheduling Your Photo Expeditions Including Planning, Preparation And Finding Inspiration

How To Use Balance, Depth, A Sense Of Motion And Light To Create Visually Stunning Images

Learning When To Go Big And When To Find The Little Things In Your Images For Deeper Meaning And Connection With Your Audience

Maximizing Depth Of Field And How To Maintain Maximum Sharpness In Your Images


Simple, Clean Post Processing Tips Using Luminosity Masks And Selections That Free You Up To Spend More Time In The Field And Less At Your Computer

Tips And Tricks For Enhancing Color & Contrast In Your Images Without Overdoing It Or Degrading Image Quality

Simple but Powerful Ways To Balance Exposure And Enhance Your Images Without Blending Multiple Exposures

Creating Panoramic Images and General Exposure Blending

Increasing Resolution And Sharpening To Create Large Prints And Post Processing Adjustments To Make Depending On Print Size And Medium

Creating And Maintaining Your Visual Style During The Editing Process

Isolating And Fine Tuning Images By Color, Luminosity, Style Or Creative Vision