To celebrate Spring, we will photograph along my favorite road in Sonoma County. We will start with a visit to a bakery (to start off right). We may visit an old growth forest, and remote ranches. We will photograph hills with vistas that include views of the Pacific Ocean. We will end the day at the Sonoma Coast to photograph the sunset or sea stacks. We will focus on landscapes, still-lifes, buildings, and perhaps wildflowers. The weather can range from a sunny day to occasional rain. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.


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


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


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 around the middle to latter part of the workshop. Bathrooms will be available every hour or two.


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











West Sonoma County in Spring

Saturday, March 26th - 1:30 PM to 7:30 PM - $125

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