Los AngelesSan FranciscoJoshua Tree • Death Valley • Rush RanchAngel Island UC Berkeley Extension
Death Valley
With Tim Baskerville of The Nocturnes - November 11-13, 2016
Dream Date #1, Death Valley
Tim Baskerville ©2001


"I dream of rain.
I dream of gardens in the desert sand. I wake in pain.
I dream of love as time runs through my hand.

"Sweet desert rose
Each of her veils, a secret promise. This desert flower,
No sweet perfume ever tortured me more than this sweet desert rose.

This memory of Eden haunts us all. This desert flower, this rare perfume is the sweet intoxication of the fall."

Desert Rose by Sting and Chab Mamey

The Place
Death Valley, at more than 3 million acres, is the largest National Park in the contiguous United States. From Telescope Peak (11,049 foot) on the west to Dante's View on the east (5,475 foot and offering a vista of nearly all of Death Valley), the park features spectacular desert scenery, unusual wildlife, and is an area of great geological, historical, and cultural interest to many. Badwater is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere (282 feet below sea level). The average high temperature during the day in October is a mild (for Death Valley!) 92 degrees, followed by cooler nights at around 60 degrees!

This is the dramatic landscape we will find ourselves visiting this October, during the waxing Full "Frost Moon" - to photograph the nocturnal beauty of Death Valley! We will photograph around Furnace Creek Ranch, and such sites as the Bad Water, Zabriskie Point under the light of the full moon, and the majestic Sand Dunes near Stovepipe Wells, near the north end of the Park.

Tuition & Schedule
Tuition is $950 - with pre-registration no later than October 1, 2016

The daily schedule for this three-day/night Workshop, which has been
reviewed in the LA Times
, runs from 2pm to 11pm - and later! This
includes PowerPoint lectures, discussions of technical considerations, and critiques of work done during the Workshop - before we go out to photograph each night.

Participants are responsible for their own transportation, lodging and meals - though we have arranged for group accommodations at the Furnace Creek Ranch, an oasis in the heart of Death Valley - call (760) 786-2345 to make individual reservations - be sure to mention The Nocturnes Photographic Group (booking # 745723) for the discounted rate. Camping is available at Furnace Creek also, but you need to reserve early.

To register for this workshop use this Registration Form - which you can print out, and send or FAX in with your deposit to Pacific Media Arts.

Additional Information about Death Valley

We hope you can join us!