Death Valley: Eureka Dunes, Saline Valley and more
Death Valley is a truly unique National Park. It features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America and is surrounded by mountains that rise to over 11,000 feet. Covering about 3,000 square miles, it’s larger than Yellowstone, yet most photography workshops barely scratch the surface of what this park has to offer.
This is a unique opportunity to visit and photograph great locations during the best light. We’ll camp in remote locations with a night in-between to freshen up. We’ll have a final image review in Bishop at the end of our adventure, and time in camp at night to download and review images on our laptops. We’ll be visiting remote sand dunes, dry lakes, colorful canyons and maybe even Badwater where the polygons have formed.
* So what does all inclusive mean? From the time we meet on March 14th, until we say goodbye on March 19th, all meals, and lodging are included. You can stow that wallet!
Muench Workshops, LLC works closely with the National Park Service and operates under a Commercial Use Authorization. We always carry proper permits, insurance and certification.
Death Valley, California
March 14–19, 2018
March 14, 2018: 10AM, meet in lobby of hotel in Las Vegas. Drive to Ibex dunes in Death Valley National Park. Sunset shoot and possible starry night shoot, following dinner in camp.
March 15, 2018: Sunrise shoot at dunes followed by breakfast. Drive through remote region of Death Valley including Badwater, to Furnace Creek Ranch. Checkin to hotel rooms, shower and meet around 5PM for sunset shoot. Dinner at Furnace Creek Inn.
March 16, 2018: Sunrise shoot at Twenty Mule Team Canyon, depending on weather. Breakfast follows Furnace Creek Ranch. We will continue our driving safari north, passing by some of the more remote regions of the park—including many massive desert alluvial fans, Ubehebe Crater, and more. We arrive at our camp at the Racetrack in the early afternoon. We will have time to walk out and around the Grandstand. Then we will walk out onto the playa and explore the sailing stones, to get ready for our early morning shoot the following day. Dinner in camp.
March 17, 2018: Early dawn shoot with the stars, milky way and sailing stones followed by hot breakfast in camp. We’ll pack up our trucks and continue our driving safari North to the final camping location at Eureka Dunes. We’ll pass by Teakettle & Crankshaft junctions, great vistas of the northern end of the valley and a abandoned gold mine. We’ll arrive into our camp in the early afternoon, and spend time exploring the tallest dunes in North America. After sunset and dinner in camp, we’ll have time to enjoy the fire and download images.
March 18, 2018: Sunrise shoot on the dunes followed by hot breakfast in camp. Pack up and leave for Bishop where we’ll check in to our hotel for hot showers and dinner.
March 19, 2018: Breakfast followed by image review from 8AM - 11AM. Workshop concludes. We’ll drive you back to Las Vegas, arriving no later than 5PM for departing flights.
- Double occupancy lodging (Single available)
- All meals during the workshop
- Transportation during the workshop
- All tips and gratuities
- Photographic guiding and instruction from two pros
- Image reviews and post-processing instruction
- Fun, inspiration and a great time!
What’s Not Included?
Transportation to and from Las Vegas, Nevada. Lodging in Las Vegas for March 13, 2018 (we will pick a hotel with a group rate). Trip and cancellation insurance. Personal sleeping bag. Items of a personal nature. Tips for the camp outfitters. Alcoholic beverages. Anything not specifically listed as included.