Experience the beauty of Valley of Fire and the Vegas Strip with the guidance of a professional photographer. You will leave inspired with new skills, techniques, and amazing images.
Our first session is at Valley of Fire State Park. World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. It is Nevada’s oldest state park with an amazing view at each turn and it’s just an hour away from Las Vegas.
For our second session we’ll hit The Strip – a vibrant playground full of visual stimulation – themes hotels, iconic neon lights, dancing fountains, and street performers.
We’ll conclude the workshop with the Image Workflow & Post Processing session, where you will learn how to use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to enhance your images.
Let’s break it down – not mentioning the amazing landscape opportunities…
Digital SLR camera w/lens
Ability to hike/walk 2-3 miles in a day
Digital SLR camera
Wide angle lens for Valley of Fire landscapes. ie. 17-40, 24-70 etc…
Wide, Telephoto, or Macro lens for the Strip. This location is quite versatile. Lens recommendation depends on what you want to photograph.
Intervalometer (if you want to do time-lapse photography)
2-3 Extra batteries (cold weather and long exposures drain them quicker)
Extra memory cards
Comfortable walking shoes
Head buff/scarf you can use as cover if sand is blowing heavily in Valley of Fire
Ability to hike 2-3 miles
Laptop (hands-on post processing session
Lodging and meals are not included. I’d suggest staying on the Strip as we’ll be ending our weekend there. We’ll also have the Meet & Greet there Friday evening.
Another alternative is to stay in the city of Overton Friday night and you will be only 20 min away from Valley of Fire for our first session, but you will need to provide your own transportation.
Transportation is included during the workshop to Valley of Fire and back to the meeting spot on the Strip. All other needs are your responsibility.
It’s important to be aware of your surroundings as there can be wildlife and the terrain is uneven. It will make for a positive experience at the workshop.
Temperatures will vary. The terrain is rocky and parts are sandy. If you have any medical concerns, please seek your physician’s professional advice.
Stay hydrated even before you arrive for the workshop. Water will be provided at the workshop.
Our shoot starts at 6AM but with travel time and set up for our first shot, we will need to leave at 4:30AM from The Strip in Las Vegas.
Make sure you read the entire page and ask any questions you may have. Come to the workshop ready to learn, develop your skills and have a great time!
Space is limited and once you purchase the workshop, your spot is reserved. Refunds will be honored up to 30 days leading to the workshop.