Desert Paradise: The Nature Photographer's Guide to Death Valley (Second Edition)
Desert Paradise is an in-depth, time-saving guide to planning and getting the most out of a photography trip to Death Valley National Park. This ebook includes photo location information, advice on how to photograph desert landscapes, travel information, and many example photographs. Fully revised second edition. PDF ebook, 263 pages, 89 mb file.
Although the name "Death Valley" suggests inhospitable desolation, this part of the Mojave Desert is a place of sublime beauty and diverse, dynamic landscapes. With salt flats, sand dunes, colorful badlands, rugged canyons, dramatic mountain peaks, and a wide array of desert plants, Death Valley has a lot to offer for nature photographers.
Death Valley National Park is quite expansive, as it is largest national park in the contiguous United States. This can make planning a trip to the park feel overwhelming, especially for first-time visitors. With this ebook, we want to help you save time on trip planning and help you get to some of the park's best spots for photography, all while learning more about this unique desert landscape and how to photograph it.
Detailed information on 20 primary locations, ranging from classic Death Valley icons to further afield places. Each location entry includes sample photos, directions, and GPS coordinates for the parking area. The ebook also includes information for 22 additional locations in and around the park, plus tips for extending your trip by visiting Mono Lake, the Eastern Sierra, and Valley of Fire State Park.*
Photography advice specific to Death Valley’s diverse and unusual desert landscapes, including tips on desert light and photographing salt flats, playas, sand dunes, badlands, abstractions, black and white scenes, canyons, and plants. We also include a section on gear considerations specific to visiting Death Valley.
- Over 120 photos highlighting the diversity of Death Valley’s landscape. Technical information, including exposure settings, is included for nearly every photo.
- Travel information, including lodging and transportation information, seasonal variations, weather, and staying safe, all of which will help you get started in planning your trip.
Seven maps to help orient you to the park and the photo locations, plus suggested itineraries from one day to more than a week.
- An extended section on Nature First principles and how to minimize your impact on this sensitive landscape.
*Desert Paradise does not include location information for every location featured in our personal photo portfolios of Death Valley.
REVIEWS FOR DESERT PARADISE (First Edition):
| “I just returned about a week ago from an incredibly successful and utterly enjoyable camping and photography trip to Death Valley, and the book you guys wrote, Desert Paradise, literally made my trip. It allowed me to spend my limited time on a well-planned and coordinated itinerary of epic locations that held the most promise, and for that I am profoundly grateful. Thanks for all the hard work you guys put into the book!” - Justin
|“I just purchased your ebooks on Death Valley and Iceland... I’m always looking for a guide to help me plan my photo trips. Even a simple guide from a landscape photographer helps a lot. Your ebooks go beyond a simple guide. You saved me a tremendous amount of planning!!! In the past, I have paid $15 for a simple 25 page ebook to the Moab area. It was worth every penny. Your ebooks are very under-rated and under-priced in my opinion. For the amount of information you provided in the Death Valley book, I would have paid $40-$50. There is no way I could have researched the amount of information on my own. I have been compiling information on my Death Valley trip for the past year. I feel comfortable deleting the entire file and using your ebook. I hope you plan on expanding your ebook library on landscape locations like Death Valley and Iceland.” - Joel
|“I recently visited Death Valley NP for the first time. Prior to my trip I downloaded your Desert Paradise ebook to aid in my research. You do outstanding work and your book was an invaluable tool for a first time visitor to the park. Over a long weekend, I was able to make many images that I am quite happy with and that’s due in large part to the guidance your ebook offered.” - Chris