Death Valley Photographic Trip with Beth Reynolds
Week-long photography trip/workshop.
Sunday-Saturday, March 10 – March 16, 2019
Explore the largest National Park in the lower 48 with this week-long photographic trek with Beth Reynolds.
Reynolds, who has a great deal of experience photographing in the park, will lead students to high and low peaks at sunrise and sunset to capture the majestic dunes, salt flats, and rock formations. Once filled with gold and silver miners and hundreds of people harvesting borax, Death Valley is diverse and historical with dozens of spectacular places to photograph. Students will attend a pre-trip class to prepare for this adventure and a post-trip class to critique images. While there, Reynolds will share her expertise in documenting this unique landscape and students will have 2 critique sessions onsite. Accommodations will be at Stovepipe Wells inside the National Park. We will also travel to Lone Pine at the base of Mt. Whitney to photograph the famous Alabama Hills. Students are responsible for travel, food, and lodging. The Morean will provide all information for booking your travel and organization for each day while there.
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrive Las Vegas. Drive to Stovepipe Wells. Dinner together.
Day 2 – Monday: Sunrise at Zabriski Point. Back for breakfast. Afternoon to Artist Drive. Salt Flats for sunset.
Day 3 – Tuesday: Sunrise at the dunes. Back for breakfast. Edit time and afternoon review followed by nap. Nighttime astrophotography at the Borax location.
Day 4 – Wednesday: Short walk to rock formations that is near Stovepipe Wells after breakfast. Afternoon at Dante’s peak and any pull-over locations.
Day 5 – Thursday: Day trip to Lone Pine, CA, Base of Mt. Whitney, and the famous Alabama Hills.
Day 6 – Friday: Options: Ubehebe Crater, Sand Dunes, Racetrack. Edit and review in afternoon.
Day 7 – Saturday: Checkout and head to Rhyolite Ghost Town. Lunch in Beatty NV. Afternoon at Hoover Dam or street photos on the strip. Evening flights home.
Pre-class: We will discuss what to bring, what you will see, landscape images, etc. About 6 weeks out.
Post-class: Slide show and dinner and debrief, about a month after. Display selected images on the Photo Wall the the Morean.
Accommodations: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for booking your room at Stovepipe Wells: https://deathvalleyhotels.com/. If you are interested in sharing a room with another participant, please contact Beth Reynolds at Beth.Reynolds@MoreanArtsCenter.org to make that connection. We are NOT pre-reserving a block of rooms, so please book your room ASAP as this hotel does book up fast for this time of year. If you book a room and end up not being able to make the trip, Stovepipe Wells will refund your deposit at late as 2 days prior to your booked time, so please err on the side of caution and book your room ASAP.
Airfare, hotel, food and incidentals are YOUR responsibility. Our workshop will be permitted with the National Park. Tuition cost covers pre and post class sessions, onsite lectures/lessons and crits, logistics and planning, park passes, and our final photo exhibit.
Questions? Please contact Beth.Reynolds@MoreanArtsCenter.org
Limited to 11 students. Registration will close on February 10, 2019.
Death Valley photos by Beth Reynolds (click to enlarge):
I began photographing for my school newspaper in the 9th grade. Being a photojournalist has been my passion for nearly 30 years. In 1995 I received my MFA in photography from The Hartford Art School.
In 2003, I was selected to be the first Photographer Laureate for the city of Tampa. I love teaching as much as taking photographs and have been combining these loves for over 20 years. Currently I am the Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center.
Beth’s photographic works can been seen at: basecampphoto.smugmug.com
“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson