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This workshop is timed to take advantage of the tides in conjunction with the sunset to allow for good conditions for photographing this beach. The weather should be pleasant and mild. We are leaving earlier than usual due to travel time. We will stop at Point Arena Lighthouse before going to Bowling Ball Beach, and we may photograph around Salt Point or Sea Ranch before or after our stops in Mendocino.

We may photograph until after nightfall during the "blue hour", depending on conditions.

 

Our Focus

Using histograms, the workshop will focus on how to photograph in harsh light, capturing detail in both the light and dark areas of a scene. If it is overcast, we will go over the settings needed to get vibrant pictures.

 

General Topics Covered

We will build up your technical foundation no matter your current level, including:

 

Focusing, depth of field, and image sharpness

Getting the ideal exposure for each situation

Proper camera settings to get high quality images

When, how, and what filters to use to improve images

Evoking a sense of place and emotion in your imagery

How to spot new ways of identifying strong compositions

The exact locations of beautiful places to photograph

 

Workshop Notes

 

CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants

 

THERE IS A HIKE WITH ELEVATION CHANGE. WE MAY RETURN IN DARKNESS. LADDER TO BEACH IS NOW IN GOOD CONDITION.

 

We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma (or you can meet up along the way). A map will be provided to everyone detailing the exact stops of the workshop after it is over. We will stop for snacks and drinks in Gualala or Point Arena before going to Bowling Ball Beach. Bathrooms will be unavailable once we reach Bowling Ball Beach.

 

Due to Covid19, we will only carpool with people who were vaccinated.

 

The fee is for tuition only, it does not include transportation or meals.

 

 

 

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Bowling Ball Beach & Point Arena

Saturday, September 10th - 11 AM to 8:00 PM - $125

Sonoma-Mendocino