Michael Shainblum and Nick Page Photograph Death Valley

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?

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4 Comments

Greg Barley's picture

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Duane Klipping's picture

So you pay someone to teach you then cheat so all you learned in the end is how to cheat. Good luck with your future youll need it.

Peter Stewart's picture

Just when I thought Mike and Nick had already set the bar so high, they go out and one up themselves! These images are F$^$%^ing incredible!!!

Tom Jensen's picture

I literally just got back from a few days in Death Valley early this morning. I like to get there, with the cameras, any chance I get. If you go, remember your tripod because as they say... Half the park is after dark!!