Valley of Fire with Jeff Foott and Justin Black

Monday, March 10th - Friday, March 14th, 2014
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Valley of Fire


Nevada’s Valley of Fire derives its name from the firelight glow of red sandstone formations reflecting the sun’s magic-hour rays. Swirling “wave” formations, majestic arches, wind-eroded pocket caves, water-polished slot canyons, layered beehives, hoodoos, and layered ridges catching sunset like flickering flames are among the incredible array of landforms here. The color of the rock ranges from oranges, yellows, and pinks to magenta and blue. Mesozoic petrified trees and cryptic petroglyphs left behind by ancient cultures are found at several sites around the park. The elegant desert primroses typically bloom in March as well. It’s the southwest in microcosm, conveniently located just over an hour’s drive from Las Vegas.

This workshop is a camping trip limited to a small group of ten. Towering red rock formations rise right in the middle of our private group base camp, conveniently located to allow us to focus on photography in the field, making the most of the potential of this stunning landscape. Instructors Jeff Foott and Justin Black will lead the group on photo excursions to capture the best of morning and evening light. During mid-day hours, we will gather in the shade of camp to discuss photographic techniques and digital workflow, and to download, edit, and critique images together. There will also be some free time each day to take a nap, make use of the hot showers, or just relax.

Jeff and Justin will guide participants through the process of conceiving, planning, and creating inspired photographs among the wind-chiseled, swirling formations. There will be plenty of time in the field for personalized instruction, discussion, and Q&A. Those who are interested can even take advantage of the clear desert air to photograph the night sky and the landscape under the stars.

The workshop is operated under permit issued by Valley of Fire State Park.

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