Roughly 58 miles northeast of the Las Vegas Strip lies the Valley of Fire, deep in the Mojave Desert. Named for the magnificent red sandstone formations that appear to be on fire when reflecting in the sun’s rays, the Valley of Fire is an unparalleled destination for the Mentor Series and Nikon professional photographers David Tejada and Wolfgang Kaehler.
We’ll take a short hike to our first Valley of Fire viewpoint of Balanced Rock. We continue to Three Cabins, made of the surrounding sandstone and then a stop to photograph the most whimsical rock formation, Elephant Rock, where the sun dramatically peeks through the sides of his trunk. We’ll
conclude the day at Fire Wave as the sun drops over the orange stripes of the rocks, casting a curvy, purple shadow for you to photograph.
Day two will begin as the morning sun reflects contrasting colors on the one-mile hike that is White Domes Trail, which combines desert views, canyons and caves. As the sun falls, we’ll end our day at Rainbow Vista, where your views of the desert spread out for miles and the catapulting, multicolored rays of the sun stretch out and touch the neighboring rocks.
PRE-TREK EXCLUSIVE: LAS VEGAS
On Thursday, April 14, join Nikon pro David Tejada for an evening photo shoot for a small
group of 6 in Las Vegas. Photograph scenic stops along the strip, the Bellagio fountains, mega hotels, neon signs and its dramatic architecture. End the night from a special vantage point above to capture panoramic views of this iconic location. The cost is $450 which includes an evening photo experience, welcome cocktail and digital review session.
Workshop Fee: $1,525 Includes snacks and water on the bus, transportation to each shooting location, park permit and entrance fees, in-field instruction, presentations, and digital review sessions.