Death Valley Salt Creek

Composition eBooklette + Post Processing Video

While the beauty of Death Valley National Park spans as far as the eye can see, it can be challenging to find a unique composition that draws the viewer's eyes through the frame. When I stumbled onto this salt creek, I was presented with a series of compositional challenges in trying to frame up a creative photo and it serves as the theme for this issue of Photo Methodology. 

  • Title: Death Valley Salt Creek
    Location: Death Valley National Park, CA, USA
    Software used: ON1 Photo 10
    eBooklette size: 11.7 MB
  • Within this issue's eBooklette, you will find a page containing your unique URL giving you access to stream and download the video.

    Video runtime: 12 minutes, 52 seconds

    Video file size: 1.4 Gb

  • There are two key stages in the lifecycle of a photograph. The first is the composition stage. With each issue of Photo Methodology, you are provided with an eBooklette containing my narrative and visualization process of identifying the final composition. You’ll be walked through my thought process of what works and what doesn’t work across a wide range of environments and scenarios. This eBooklette can be read on your computer, tablet, and smartphone.

    Next is the post processing and stylization stage of a photograph’s lifecycle. Within your eBooklette, you will be provided with a unique link to a video screencast that takes you through my editing workflow using a variety of software including Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, ON1 Photo 10, and various mobile editing apps. Your unique video link gives you access to stream this video as well as download it to your computer, tablet, and smartphone for offline viewing.