I may be a little biased having spent weeks in and around Death Valley, but it's one of my favorite places in the USA to travel to and an area that always shows you something new. Michael Shainblum and Nick Page give us a look behind the scenes of their trip to Death Valley, as well as a new set of images and time-lapses.
I’ve never felt like I've run out of areas of the park to shoot landscape work in Death Valley as it's the largest national park in the continental United States. The tapestries of the landscape also change with the seasons, the weather, and the time of day or night. It’s a veritable cornucopia of artwork waiting to be captured. I don’t think you could ever be unmoved by visiting Death Valley, even during the hottest times of the year.
In this video from Shainblum and Page, they give us a great behind the scenes view of shooting on the Mesquite Sand Dunes in the middle of the park, as well as a glimpse of how they feel about the area. The tidbits of information from Shainblum about shooting time-lapses and those small pieces of wisdom from creating work like this for so long and at such a high level are invaluable and definitely worth a view or two. Page also walks us through a composition and how it is being created from his camera’s position for the framing.
Are you planning a trip to Death Valley anytime soon?