Desert Landscapes of Death Valley: March 12-19

Death Valley - Allen Rokach

Death Valley is a magical landscape. Despite its forbidding name — it is hellishly hot in the summer — it contains some of the most exquisite desert landscapes on Earth.

Here you’ll find countless colorful landforms, like Zabriskie Point and Artist’s Palette, sculpted by the forces of erosion and painted by the varied minerals in their sedimentary layers. You’ll also discover sinuous sand dunes, deep canyons and craters, massive salt flats, snow-covered mountain peaks and much more to inspire and challenge you photographically. The repeating patterns and sweeping vistas at the salt flats will provide endless opportunities for the landscape photographer, while the details in the salt are a macro photographer’s dream. Please join me on this incomparable 8-day photographic adventure for the chance to experience and shoot all these amazing sights.

I’ll get you to each location at the optimal time for capturing them, from sunrise to sunset and even into the night so you can appreciate and photograph the amazing star-studded desert sky. And with a little luck, we’ll have the chance to witness a desert bloom and shoot wildflowers in this stunning environment — perhaps with snowy mountains as the backdrop.

In addition, in our review sessions, we will explore ways to improve and fine-tune our images working with today’s amazing but simple after-capture applications, including instructions on the “Rokach effect,” which allows you to give your photographs an impressionistic cast.

To top it all off, I was able to reserve just five rooms at the historic Furnace Creek Ranch inside Death Valley National Park. I have only a limited amount of time to hold these rooms so, if you are interested in participating, I must hear from you and get your $500 deposit by September 1, 2017. Send your check to Allen Rokach Photography, 205 West End Ave. #27B, New York, NY 10023

This workshop is open to photographers at all levels but you must be familiar with your camera. For more information, contact me at or 646-519-1751.