8-day photography trip/workshop.
Saturday-Sunday, February 12 – February 20, 2022
Explore the largest National Park in the lower 48 with this week-long photographic trek with Beth Reynolds.
Reynolds, who has a great deal of experience photographing in the park, will lead students to high and low peaks at sunrise and sunset to capture the majestic dunes, salt flats, and rock formations. Once filled with gold and silver miners and hundreds of people harvesting borax, Death Valley is diverse and historical with dozens of spectacular places to photograph. Students will attend a pre-trip class to prepare for this adventure and a post-trip class to critique images. While there, Reynolds will share her expertise in documenting this unique landscape and students will have 2 critique sessions onsite. Accommodations will be at Stovepipe Wells inside the National Park. We will also travel to Lone Pine at the base of Mt. Whitney to photograph the famous Alabama Hills. Students are responsible for travel, food, and lodging. The Morean will provide all information for booking your travel and organization for each day while there.
At night we will photograph under a full moon at the Harmony Borax Works. We will spend a morning at Rhyolite, a silver mine ghost town. On our last full day we will spend the day exploring Valley of Fire State Park. The Sate Park is famous for its red Aztec sandstone, petroglyphs, and petrified trees.
Pre-class: We will discuss what to bring, what you will see, landscape images, etc. about 6 weeks out. A 38-page PDF that includes the history of Death Valley, each locations unique features and maps, will be provided to each student.
Post-class: Slide show and dinner and debrief, about a month after. Display selected images on the Photo Wall the the Morean.
Accommodations: YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for booking your room at Stovepipe Wells: https://deathvalleyhotels.com/. If you are interested in sharing a room with another participant, please contact Beth Reynolds at [email protected] to make that connection. We are NOT pre-reserving a block of rooms, so please book your room ASAP as this hotel does book up fast for this time of year. If you book a room and end up not being able to make the trip, Stovepipe Wells will refund your deposit at late as 2 days prior to your booked time, so please err on the side of caution and book your room ASAP.
Airfare, hotel, food and incidentals are YOUR responsibility. Our workshop will be permitted with the National Park. Tuition cost covers pre and post class sessions, onsite lectures/lessons and crits, logistics and planning, park passes, and our final photo exhibit.
Questions? Please contact [email protected]
Limited to 12 students. Registration will close on February 1, 2022.
Members – $650
Non-Members – $750
To register by phone, please call the Morean Arts Center at 727.822.7872 ext 2110
Death Valley photos by Beth Reynolds (click to enlarge):
I began photographing for my school newspaper in the 9th grade. Being a photojournalist has been my passion for nearly 30 years. In 1995 I received my MFA in photography from The Hartford Art School.
In 2003, I was selected to be the first Photographer Laureate for the city of Tampa. I love teaching as much as taking photographs and have been combining these loves for over 20 years. Currently I am the Director of Photography at the Morean Arts Center.
Beth’s photographic works can been seen at: basecampphoto.smugmug.com
“To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson