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An Astro & Landscape Backcountry Workshop 

~WhitePocket~

A 3 Night, 4 Day backcountry 4x4 adventure in the heart of the Southwest!

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Mission & Agenda

If you haven't heard of white pocket, well...youre about to! This place is epic! It's an isolated exposure of sandstone in the middle of nowhere. A place like you have never seen. The brain like sandstone swirling with reds and whites. Leading lines and compositions in every direction, it is truly a landscape photographers  playground! and the best part is we get to camp only a couple of hundred yards away for maximum access and field time! 

Since we will be camping and a 4x4 vehicle is required, what better way than to rent an overland vehicle! You can sleep on or in them, but if you prefer old school camping, you can do that too! You can rent an overloading or suitable 4x4 vehicle from places like Outdoorsy.com. Which I recommend over Enterprise or the like. Las Vegas is the nearest International airport and there are plenty of options for vehicles there as well as St. George, or maybe even Kanab!  

Where: This workshop will be based out of Kanab, UT

When: March 7th-11th, 2024 (3 Nights) 

Limited to only 5 Students

Total Cost: $2199.99 

Deposit: $900.00 @ Time of Booking

Lodging: Camping

Vision & Focus

Capturing the endlessly barren beauty of this epic place

This workshop is aimed at capturing the desert in its many forms, and in its diverse Light by Day and Night

Our focus will be:

  • Discovering Composition, Learning how to master visual flow with little to work with
     

  • Creating and crafting a visual narrative, Telling a story with your image
     

  • Choosing the most engaging and thought provoking compositions to enhance that story
     

  • Learning what technique or process best captures those elements
     

  • Capturing Blue Hour images for Blending, for the BEST Astro Results
     

  • Stacking images for focus, How, When, and Why!
     

  • When and How to Properly Bracket and Exposure Blend
     

  • How to put it all together in Adobe Lightroom, Helicon Focus, Starry landscape Stacker and Adobe Photoshop
     

  • Various Techniques for Dodging & Burning, and Shaping the Light 
     

  • Color theory and its Immense power in Post Processing

~In-depth post processing
Entirely Screen recorded
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Group, Terrain
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Desert
Warm/Cold

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Itinerary

•1 Week ahead of the event we will have a "Pre-Workshop" Zoom class to discuss finalities, concepts, Compositions, Ideas, techniques and to get you familiar with the type of images we will be working on!

 

Evening Day 1: We will begin this trip on Thursday March 7th at 1pm at a (TBD) meeting location. We will gather for a briefing, chat a bit and strategize for the first evenings shooting, and the adventure of accessing this amazing place! This crash course approach lets me gauge your varying skill and level of understanding of photography principals and fundamentals. We will capture sunset, blue hour, and twilight.

Day 2 & 3: Entirely spent in the field, with shooting excursions, camp meals, critiques, and coaching. 

 

Morning Day 4: The Final Sunrise, then we head out! Hopefully a final group meal in Kanab! 

•1 Week AFTER the event we will have a "Post-Workshop" Zoom class to work on image critiques, post processing and more. 

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Howe to Get There

Best Airport: St. George, Vegas

Lodging Location: Camping
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