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Death Valley: Land of Extremes
Death Valley National Park is the largest national park in the contiguous United States. Its vast wilderness encompasses mountains, dunes, salt flats, playas, and badlands. It is a land of extremes; it is the hottest place on Earth (the hottest temperature ever recorded was at Furnace Creek in the park), the driest in the North America, and is home to the lowest point in North America (Badwater Basin sits at 282 feet below sea level).

The park is one of the premier landscape photography destinations in the world. It’s incredible geology and diverse landscapes offer photographers many perspectives.

This photography excursion focuses on desert landscapes with the oft chance for some night photography as well. We will experience all that Death Valley has to offer on this trip, from towering sand dunes to groves of Joshua Trees. We will visit iconic locations, such as Badwater Basin, the Mesquite Sand Dunes, Artist’s Palette, and Zabriskie Point. We also photograph hidden gems that our guides have discovered after years of visiting the park – this includes vast playas with mud cracks, unique salt basins, mountain overlooks, and more!

The workshop dates are well planned and aligned with the phenology of the park. If there is a wildflower bloom event we will be there to capture it and the winter timing allows us to photograph Death Valley in comfortable weather conditions.

This workshop starts and ends in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas provides the closest major and/or regional airport (Death Valley is remote!) and is a short 2-hour drive from the park.

Lodging includes a hotel inside the national park for the week, which is central to many photo locations, as well as nearby dining options.

You’ll get ample one on one time with your instructor and improve your photography in one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic national parks. Aside from the fun you’ll experience with your fellow photographers you’ll leave this trip with a highly expanded portfolio of excellent images and a wealth of memories. Join us today for the trip of a lifetime to photograph iconic Death Valley!

Death Valley: Land of Extremes

6 Days / 5 Nights

Price: from $3995 double occupancy
+$650 single occupancy

Deposit: $1500

Fitness Level: 2

Meals: Most meals included (see itinerary)

Lodging: 5 nights lodging

Fly In/Out: Las Vegas, Nevada

Hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 4pm Mountain Time


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Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to hike/ walk with camera equipment and essential hiking gear.


Group Size
We keep groups small to maximize your one on one time with the guide/instructor.


Accommodation
We will be staying in hotels with excellent reviews and credibility for the duration of the trip.


Meals
Most meals are included during the trip dates. 


Weather
Weather in Death Valley in February is generally excellent. Days average around 75 degrees F, but nights can be chilly around 40-50 degrees F. There is an average of 1 day of rain in February. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices – please plan accordingly! For more info on what to bring please email or call us. 


Price Includes
Most meals, park entry fees, ground transportation, accommodation during the trip dates, professional photography instruction & medically certified wilderness guide.


Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, accommodations before or after the trip dates, souvenirs, one meal on your own, & trip leader gratuities.

"This was my first workshop with the BCJ. Well organized but flexible to optimize the time and experience. The guide instructors were friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, enthusiastic and eager to provide the best experience possible."
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