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Ultimate Death Valley Portrait and Landscape Excursion

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The Ultimate Death Valley Portrait and Landscape Excursion
With Sony Ambassador Ross Kyker

Don't let the name Death Valley fool you, it is one of the most diverse landscapes in the United States. Our “ultimate” workshop is going to explore it in every way as we dive in on shooting beautiful landscapes, breathtaking environmental portraits with professional models, jaw-dropping aerial photographs and much, much more. 

Review our pricing levels below and note that the top three include a guaranteed spot to photograph the Las Vegas strip from a helicopter with the doors off!

At 5,262 square miles and nearly the size of Connecticut, Death Valley National Park is sure to have something for everyone. Registrants will explore breathtaking sand dunes with a mountainous backdrop, the Badwater Basin Salt Flats — the lowest point in the continental U.S. that sits in an almost prehistoric looking dry lake bed, multicolored mountain ranges with hues of gold, purple, pink and black and much more. 

And it just keeps getting better. Sony will be on location with us offering FREE loaner gear for you to try out from top-of-the-line camera bodies to G Master Lenses. But this isn't just for Sony shooters either. Come ready to learn, because we'll be offering lessons for every level of photographer. This class is limited to 15 students. A full schedule and itinerary will be emailed to registrants two weeks prior to the workshop. 

Topics Covered

We'll be covering on location portrait shoots in every situation imaginable in a manner that's easy to recreate for your own business practices. We'll be working with professional models for the best portfolio building session in the most amazing landscapes the southwest has to offer.

You'll learn how to take beautiful portraits with natural light, in studio lighting techniques, how to incorporate studio strobes and modifiers on location, composite images, long exposures using light painting and so much more! Not only will we be covering portraits, we'll also be exploring everything Death Valley has to offer. You'll learn tips and tricks to photograph these beautiful landscapes including a few of Ross' "secret" locations. Weather permitting we'll also cover astro photography and long exposures utilizing a full moon.

• Taking Beautiful Portraits with Natural Light
• Studio lighting techniques
• Mixing natural and artificial light sources
• Using studio strobes and modifiers on location
• Image Compositing
• Long Exposure
• Landscape Photography best practices
• Light Painting
• Hidden "secret" vistas in Death Valley
• Astrophotography
• Aerial Photography
 
Open-Door Helicopter Tours

With a place so beautiful, this trip has to start on a high note — literally! As an optional upgrade, we'll begin the trip with a doors off guided helicopter tour with Maverick Helicopters around the Las Vegas Strip as the sun sets and the city lights come alive. Ross will fly along with each group communicating settings to each of you and relay messages to the pilot to ensure you get the shots you want. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won't want to miss!
 
The fees include the workshop and optional helicopter tour upgrade only. Transportation*, lodging and food are not included. 
*Sony Alpha will provide transportation from Maverick Helicopters in Las Vegas, NV to Death Valley Stovepipe Wells Hotel and the return trip. 
 
Pricing Levels
 
Platinum — $900
• Guaranteed unobstructed view from helicopter with choice of timing
• 30-minute, private one on one instructions with Ross Kyker
• Sony T-Shirt
• 32GB UHS-II Delkin Black Memory Card
• Access to Sony Loaner Equipment
• Four day photo excursion, access to shoot professional models, group photography instruction, technical support from Sony
 
Gold — $800
• Guaranteed unobstructed view from helicopter 
• Sony T-Shirt
• Access to Sony Loaner Equipment
• Four day photo excursion, access to shoot professional models, group photography instruction, technical support from Sony
 
Silver — $650
• Guaranteed spot on helicopter
• Access to Sony Loaner Equipment
• Four day photo excursion, access to shoot professional models, group photography instruction, technical support from Sony
 
Bronze (No helicopter tour) — $500
• Access to Sony Loaner Equipment
• Four day photo excursion, access to shoot professional models, group photography instruction, technical support from Sony
 
Recommended Lodging

Las Vegas - Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
 
The trip will begin in Las Vegas on Thursday, March 1st, 2018 and we recommend you arrive Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.
 
Many affordable hotels can be found on the South end of the Las Vegas Strip;
 
 
Death Valley - Thursday, March 1st - Sunday, March 4th, 2018 (3 nights)
 
The workshop will begin and end everyday at the Stovepipe Wells Hotel. This Hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the National Park close to all of places we will be exploring. For those looking to camp there is also a campground right across the street (which can also be booked through the website below.) 
 
About the Instructor 
Ross Kyker is an award winning and multi-published photographer based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. Ross is a full-time photographer specializing in weddings, portraits and landscapes. He services Las Vegas, Southern California and Phoenix areas and is available for travel worldwide. Ross began his career as a commercial automotive photographer at the age of 18, once moving out west he immediately found his passion for landscape and portrait photography. Eventually leading to his unique style of environmental portraits, combining natural and artificial light on location using some of the most beautiful places on earth as his backdrop. Ross is sponsored by Sony Alpha. 
 
 
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