Death Valley National Park

December 8th – 11th, 2022

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Death Valley National Park

Join us as we capture amazing landscapes, awesome astro photos and experience the magic of Death Valley NP. 

Death Valley National Park is one of the most unique and varied landscapes in the world.  Join us for a photography workshop for photographers of all abilities.

We will explore and photograph amazing landscapes and the timing of this trip is perfect for star photography with a little landscape light from the moon. A weekend full of photography education and the potential for truly epic photos! 

You do NOT NEED night time photography experience to do this tour! This tour is for you to learn and we are right there with you in a small group setting!

*Hiking difficulty – There are some shorter hikes on this tour. Generally 1-2 miles a day on fairly level terrain.  If you have any concerns or special circumstances, please do not hesitate to reach out with your questions.

Beginner through Advanced!

VERY LIMITED SPACE available on this tour!
ONLY ONE TIME for 2022!
As always, we expect this tour to sell out! Don’t miss it!

 Registration and more details are below.

Additional information

Registration Type

Photographer – Pay in Full, Photographer – Payment Plan



  • Price: $1795 OR Pay in Full Early Bird Rate, $1495 Save $300!
  • Price includes:
    • The MPA team personally educating and photographing with you!
    • Personalized instruction
    • All tour planning
    • Snacks and Water. 
    • Image Review ( based on time and weather) 
    • Photography, Travel, Friendship, Adventure! – The McKay Motto! 
  • Price DOES NOT include:
    • Transportation to and from Death Valley (Las Vegas Airport – 2.5 hrs)
    • Hotel accommodations 
    • Recommended Trip Insurance
    • Personal Expenses
      • Such as meals, room service, alcohol, or beverages

Base itinerary

December 8th – 11, 2022

Base Itinerary – This is base and subject to change based on conditions and overall thoughts to get the best images possible! Always be flexible! 

This will be a lot of time in the field. 

Thu – Dec 8th – Meet 6pm –
Head out for Astrophotography (back by 10pm)

Fri –  Dec 9th – Dawn at Zabriskie Point –
After dawn walk on short trail in the area. 
Late Breakfast and mid day break
Sunset at Mesquite Sand dunes
Dinner in park 
Astrophotography at Sand Dunes

Sat – Dec 10th – Sunrise at Sand Dunes
Artists Drive and Palette 
Astro at Harmony Borax Works

Sun – Dec 11th – Depart at your leisure 

*Each day will present various photographic opportunities. Based on a number of factors, each day will be flexible to where we go and exactly what we photograph. This keeps everything fresh and exciting! 

Depending on time, light, weather etc, we also try to work in an editing and image review session! 


  • Toby Gelston
  • Steve Scurich

Instructors are scheduled, however, they are subject to change as needed. 

Tour Pack

Please download the Tour Packet from the link below when it becomes available.  The information contained in this packet is also available under the Tour Prep page here on the website. However, this packet will also include some gear specifics for this tour.

Death Valley December 2022


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