Contact for details.

There is a discount for previous workshops participants. This class in limited to 12 people.

YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN ROOM RESERVATIONS AT STOVEPIPE WELLS. Give yourself plenty of advance time since these room sell out in the springtime.

Workshop reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Please provide a phone number and email address.

Important details:

All permits have been secured. I also have training in both CPR and First Aid. However, you will be asked to sign a release form before attending the class.

All types of cameras are welcome. Sturdy tripods are recommended.

If you a renting a vehicle, try to get a SUV 4 wheel drive. They are available to rent at Furnace Creek though the rates are higher.

Make sure the spare tire is good, you have a jack and a tire repair kit. A few the roads we take are very rough.  We will carpool to different locations once we get to the Park.

Bring clothes for a mix of temperatures, from cold mornings to warm afternoons. Bring shoes that you

are comfortable walking in over rough terrain.

Note that the center of activity will be at Stovepipe Wells. 

Accommodations, food and transportation are NOT included. We will eat meals together, but it is not required.

You will receive an email with the exact meeting place and time approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.

Las Vegas, NV. McCarran International Airport is about a 2.5 hour drive from Death Valley. Los Angeles is

about 5.5 hours.

In Death Valley, you can find colorful land forms, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, amazing canyons, and some of the best photo opportunities in the world.

We will photograph places such as Ubehebe Crater, Badwater, Artist Point, Dante's View, the Race Track (conditions allowing), and Rhyolite known as The Queen City of Death Valley. This workshop is open to of all levels of photography, using 35 mm to large format, film and/or digital.

There will be dark skies for potential star photography AND wildflowers!


Your instructor, Keith Skelton, has over 30 years of experience as a educator and as a professional photographer. Keith is a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography.


We will strive to help you improve your technique and your photographic vision by studying color, composition, and light. We will also discuss Black & White digital techniques and panoramas. Our workshop will be organized for all to leave Death Valley with great pictures and with a new found knowledge. It will be a memorable and fun experience for all. Open to photographers with all levels of experience. Sunrises at 7:00am, sunsets at 7:00pm. Late winter/ early spring is one of the best times to photograph Death Valley with a possibility of snow in the mountains.


California Photography Workshops


March 15-18, 2018



We will meet you in the late afternoon at Stovepipe Wells. On this first day we will start with a park orientation and introduce each other. Afterwards, we will focus on composition and nuances of color while photographing the sunset.


This will be a full day in Death Valley. We will begin by rising before dawn to photograph the sunrise.


Once again, we will begin early in the morning. We will head north to shoot Rhyolite ghost town, Ubehebe Crater (pronounced you-be-he-be), and the possibly the “moving stones” at the Race Track Playa.


This last day we will rise to photograph the Mesquite Dunes at Stove Pipe Wells. This is a favorite place for many photographers. By about 10 am the workshops will conclude.