Summer is a great time to photograph the Eastern Sierra. We will travel via Yosemite, passing through Yosemite Valley in the afternoon and Tuolumne Meadows in the late afternoon. We will visit alpine lakes on the other side. We may also visit: Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, Bristlecone Pines, Devil's Postpile, etc.
We may photograph buildings, as well as landscapes. We will shoot in a variety of lighting conditions, from bright lakes to dark forest.
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
Capturing the "spirit of your subjects", and not just their surfaces
CLASS SIZE: Limited to 5 participants
We will leave from Petaluma in the morning (or you can meet up with us in Yosemite or Mammoth Lakes). The workshop will be based out of Mammoth Lakes and/or Bishop. Subjects will be chosen based on weather conditions at the time. There will also be an optional post-workshop critique of your images a few weeks after the workshop has ended. A map of our itinerary will be supplied after the workshop, so that you can re-visit any of places we visited. Suggested places for lodging will be given after registration.
Due to Covid19, we will only carpool with people who were vaccinated.
The fee is for tuition only. It does not include transportation, lodging, any park entrance fees, or meals.
Yosemite and Eastern Sierra
Tuesday - Friday, 2023 Dates TBD - $495
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