Death Valley Through Your Eye Workshop 2020

Death Valley is an amazing place filled with stunning and surreal scenery.

Use your camera to see this spectacular place in a whole new way. The act of photography can focus our vision to reveal previously unseen details and relationships and inspire different perspectives.

The Death Valley Institute (DVI) is pleased to offer this opportunity to experience the wonder of Death Valley and also learn new skills to help you capture your vision of this special place.

DVI has partnered with professional photography instructors David Kingham and Jennifer Renwick to provide park supporters a special, intimate and intense, 3-day learning experience, with the proceeds supporting our mission of helping preserve and interpret the natural and cultural resources of the Death Valley region with visitors from all over the world. The program includes four sunrise/sunset shoots, four class sessions, plus 1-night shoot. The group will visit the large salt flat at Badwater, Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, mud cracks, and Zabriskie Point. David and Jennifer have scouted out some special stops for participants to get a different view of these iconic Death Valley features. They will help you read the landscape, make the most of your equipment, and help you develop your own creative style and vision. Back in the classroom, post-production techniques will help you raise your photography to the next level. The class is limited to 8 participants. Whatever your current skill level, beginner to advanced, the low instructor-to-student ratio allows for personalized instruction and development.

DVI is the educational division of the Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA). DVNHA is opening registration to members first as a way of saying thank you for supporting our work here in Death Valley National Park. Registration for the general public opens June 28, 2019. If you are interested in becoming a member, to help support Death Valley National Park and receive advanced notice of special events, please visit to find out more.