Death Valley Unveiled: Off-Road Explorations

Join us for an experience of a lifetime in the beautiful and lesser-visited landscapes of Death Valley National Park. We will show you our favorite locations far off the beaten path. It will also be an educational experience with two professional instructors showing you how to photograph everything from grand landscapes to small scenes. Transportation is provided in rented Jeeps driven by the instructors to get to the park’s most remote areas.

December 4-8, 2023

Canceled due to extensive flooding in Death Valley

March 3-7, 2025

Availability: Sold Out - Get on the Waiting List

Group Size




Initial Payment – $995

Fly to:

Las Vegas

Fitness Level

Easy to Moderate


This is a unique opportunity to photograph some of the most remote areas in Death Valley that are only accessible with Jeeps or moderate hiking. Even if you have been on a workshop with us before in Death Valley, many of the locations will be new to you. You will have the opportunity to photograph two different remote sand dunes, massive fields of Joshua Trees, polygons on Badwater, dramatic overlooks high above the valley, and unique viewpoints of Zabriskie Point and 20 Mule Team Canyon. Be prepared for long drives to reach these remote areas; because of the long days, we will not have classroom time during the workshop. There will be an image critique session and Lightroom processing after the workshop over Zoom.

Day 1

  • 11:00 – Meet at the hotel, drive to the Ibex Dunes, hike, and photograph the dunes.
  • Evening – Dinner in Shoshone and drive back to the hotel.

Day 2

  • Morning – Photograph Aguereberry Point, drive back to the hotel, and have breakfast at Stovepipe.
  • Midday to Evening – Drive to Marble Canyon, hike, photograph, and return to the hotel for rest.

Day 3

  • Afternoon – Drive to the Eureka Dunes, hike, photograph dunes, and dinner in the field.
  • Evening – Drive back to the hotel.

Day 4

  • Morning – Photograph Mosaic Canyon.
  • Afternoon to Night – Options include photographing Lee Flat or the Racetrack, depending on conditions.

Day 5

  • Sunrise to 10:00 – Sunrise photography, concluding the workshop.


What is Included

What is Not Included

Safe, Legal, Responsible.

We are proud members of Nature First Photography. This movement is dedicated to responsible nature photography. At its core are seven principles that we abide by and promote to our clients. We hope you will join the movement!

The Nature First Principles

  1. Prioritize the well-being of nature over photography.
  2. Educate yourself about the places you photograph.
  3. Reflect on the possible impact of your actions.
  4. Use discretion if sharing locations.
  5. Know and follow rules and regulations.
  6. Always follow Leave No Trace principles and strive to leave places better than you found them.
  7. Actively promote and educate others about these principles

Concerned about your safety.

We understand how important your safety is when we’re in remote locations. This is why David and Jennifer are both certified Wilderness First Responders, we are prepared for any situation large or small. We also carry satellite communication devices should we need rescue assistance in remote areas.


We always run our workshops on the up and up. For this workshop Exploring Exposure operates under a Commercial Use Authorization with the National Park Service. We are also an equal opportunity service provider.

Our Philosophy

We encourage you to find your unique style of creativity with focused training based on your style and skill level. You will experience a rigorous learning experience in the field and the classroom to take your photography to the next level.

Our passion is seeing you grow in your photographic journey. We put your interests ahead of our own. Early on in the workshop, we will not photograph at all. Our focus is your learning experience, and we will not run off to chase the light and leave you behind. As the workshop progresses, we will take a few photos in a limited manner. This is so you can see how we approach a scene, demonstrate techniques, and create comradery with the group. Our focus will always remain with YOU.

We understand everyone comes to workshops at different points in their photography journeys. We will be there to guide and help you, whether you are a beginner or advanced shooter. There is always something to learn about photography, and we will do our best to help you find your creative vision.

Above all, we want this to be a fun experience for you. With our small group size, we get to know our clients very well, and we feel like they are part of our extended family. We do this for the love of photography, and there is nothing that gives us greater joy than seeing our clients grow and find their artistic vision.


Please do not hesitate to send us any questions you may have, we would be happy to help.

Private Death Valley Workshops

If you are looking for a private guide to show you around Death Valley, look no further. We spend every winter in Death Valley and are constantly exploring the incredible landscape to find all it has to offer. We can be your private tour guide or we can turn your experience into a full workshop training you on composition, vision, post-processing with Lightroom and Photoshop, all without the group.