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~Spring in the Sierra~

A 3 Day Landscape Photography adventure Along the accessible Eastern Sierra Mountains, Rivers, Lakes and Valleys veiled in the Drama of Winter

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Mission

The Eastern Sierras is certainly no hidden gem. I mean how could you keep such majesty a secret? This area has long been photographed, explored and recreated in. Master painters like Albert Beirdstadt or Thomas Hill were creating paintings deep in its wilderness more than a century ago and it still beckons artists from all over the world. Ansel Adams truly put this place on the map during his day and you'll find his work in almost every shop or cafe in the small towns surrounding these epic mountains.

 

Join me in this incredible landscape of snow capped mountains, gardens of cacti and fields of boulders reminiscent of the ancient skeletons of fallen giants, and maybe if were lucky, loads of wild flowers!

 There is no shortage of amazing things to photograph! Your mind can truly run wild here!  

Where: This workshop will be based out of Lonepine, CA

When: May 16th-19th, 2024

Limited to only 5 Students 

Total Cost: $2299.99 

Deposit: $900.00 @ Time of Booking

Lodging Included

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Vision & Focus

This Workshop is aimed at the collision of rugged desert landscape backdropped with towering-snow covered mountains, and wondrous atmosphere 

This workshops focus is to capture the incredible drama, mood and atmosphere that these incredible mountains can generate. Its a challenging endeavor with amazing rewards.. 

Our focus will be:

  • Discovering Composition, Learning how to master visual flow when there is so much visual chaos
     

  • 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!
     

  • Focal Length Blending, Creative, Innovative, and Restorative techniques using wide angle lenses
     

  • 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
     

  • Timelapse Photography

~In-depth post processing*
Entirely Screen recorded
~One-on-One image critiques*
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Group, Terrain & Weather

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Itinerary

Evening Day 1: We will begin this trip on Thursday May 16th @ 2pm at our lodging. From there we will check-in to your respective rooms and we will gather again for a briefing, chat a bit and strategize for the first evenings shooting. This crash course approach lets me gauge your varying skill and level of understanding of photography principals and fundamentals. Then, we will set out for afternoon light and sunset! 

Morning Day 2: The Following morning, we will rise bright and early for that mornings sunrise location. Which could be decided that morning based on weather, clouds, conditions in general. After capturing sunrise we will make our way back into town. Students are welcome to lag behind and explore until the classroom session.

-Breakfast 

Classroom Session from 11-2pm

-Lunch

 

Evening Day 2: Reconvene at 3pm, Briefing, Head out for Sunset Location, again TBD.

Day 3: Will follow the above Itinerary

Morning Day 4: The Final Sunrise, following the above Itinerary, followed by a group Breakfast!

-End - Checkout Time (10/11am)

Three Nights of Lodging Included

Total Cost ~ $2299.99
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