About Death Valley Photo Tours

Death Valley Photo Tours and Workshops is owned and operated by acclaimed fine art landscape photographer and lifelong Death Valley photographer/explorer/naturalist Michael E. Gordon. We lead the world's best Death Valley photography tours and workshops October through April of each year (Death Valley's world-famous heat prevents us from operating comfortably and safely year-round). Michael is a California native and resident who has been exploring, hiking, studying, photographing and loving the Death Valley territory for more than a quarter-century. His passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge of this fascinating and magical landscape will turn you into a Death Valley lover, too. He is intimately familiar with the land, its moods, its light, and its natural and human history and will guide you through the most incredible photographic experience imaginable in Death Valley National Park.

Michael is your tour guide, itinerary planner, and on-site naturalist/historian - we do it all for you. You simply show up at the appointed meeting times and we take care of the rest! 

We always get you to the right place at the right time. Our intimate familiarity with Death Valley and its photographic opportunities means that we know when current weather and seasonal conditions may present more desirable opportunities elsewhere. Michael's knowledge and expertise ensures that you return home with wonderful images and memories. Michael guides you through the very same visually-rich Death Valley environments where he has enjoyed repeated photographic successes through the years.  

We are fully insured, First Aid/CPR trained and certified, and operate legally under Commercial Use Authorization from the U.S. National Park Service. A highly experienced backcountry traveler and expert off-road driver, Michael will share with you the incredible beauty and wonder of Death Valley National Park. Don't waste your time and money - tour and photograph Death Valley with the best! Click here to learn more about Michael or have a look at our current Tour and Workshop offerings.


Broadcast in Japan in April 2015, Michael is one of four Death Valley experts featured in the NHK Great Nature (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) "Death Valley" feature-length documentary film. Stay tuned to the NHK World website for U.S. show dates.