Desert Paradise - Badwater Basin Location Description
Desert Paradise - Badwater Basin Location Description
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Desert Paradise - Trip Planning Sample Page
Desert Paradise - Sunrise and Sunset Times Sample Page
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An in-depth, time-saving guide to planning a photography trip to Death Valley National Park. Includes location information, how to photograph desert landscapes, travel information, and many example photographs. PDF ebook, 132 pages, 61mb file.

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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, and dramatic mountain peaks, Death Valley has a lot to offer the landscape photographer.

Death Valley National Park (DVNP) is quite expansive – the largest national park in the continental US. This size can be overwhelming to visitors who don’t know where to start, which is where this guide comes into your trip planning. We want to help you make the most of a trip to the park by saving you time and getting you to many of the park's best spots for photography.


  • Detailed information on 16 primary locations, ranging from classic Death Valley icons to further afield places. Each location entry includes sample photos, directions and, when applicable, GPS coordinates. We also include brief summaries for 10 additional locations in DVNP along with suggestions for nearby locations outside the park including Mono Lake, the Eastern Sierra, and Valley of Fire State Park.
  • Photography advice and techniques specific to Death Valley’s diverse and unusual desert landscapes, including tips on photographing salt flats, playas, sand dunes, badlands, abstractions, small scenes, black and white scenes, and plants/wildflowers.
  • Over 150 photos highlighting the diversity of Death Valley’s landscape. Technical information (including exposure settings) is included for every photo.
  • Travel information, including lodging and transportation basics, seasonal variations, weather, and potential hazards to help you get started in planning your trip.
  • Maps highlighting every major location in the book, plus suggested itineraries from one day to several weeks.
  • DVNP-specific gear recommendations and considerations for landscape and nature photographers.

Note: Desert Paradise does not include location information for every location featured in our personal photo portfolios of Death Valley.


 “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 e-book offered.” - Chris