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 could be anything from sunny to stormy. Storm surges could affect the tide levels. We will leave earlier than usual due to travel time. We will stop at Point Arena Lighthouse before going to Bowling Ball Beach, and we may photograph 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.
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
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants
THERE IS A HIKE WITH ELEVATION CHANGE. WE MAY RETURN IN DARKNESS. LADDER TO BEACH IS REPAIRED.
We will start from Lance's studio in Petaluma, where we will carpool (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 are vaccinated.
The fee is for tuition only, it does not include transportation or meals.
Bowling Ball Beach & Point Arena
March 5th, 2022 - Noon to 8:00 PM - $125