Advanced Photography Workshop

Advanced Photography Workshop
Brand: Desert Institute
Product Code: Field Class 733
Availability: Sold Out
Price: $110.00

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 9, 8am - 6pm
Sunday, November 10, 8am - 4pm
Meet at: Black Rock Canyon Visitor Center, 9800 Black Rock Canyon Dr., Yucca Valley, CA 92284
Fee: $100 JTNPA/PINE member $110 non members
   
Instructor: David Jesse McChesney, Photographer, Author,  "The Mojave Desert: Miles of Wonder"
Hike Level: Moderate

 

Take your photography to the next level with photographer David Jesse McChesney. In this workshop & field class, McChesney will focus on advanced techniques used to capture wildlife and desert landscapes.  He will discuss numerous topics such as: methods to improve composition, how to maximize depth of field, use of foregrounds and backgrounds, how to control contrast, and utilize shadows. This two day field class will explore in-depth photographic study of Eureka Peak, Upper and Lower Covington Flats and Black Rock in the northwestern-most area of the national park, where participants will learn how to turn desert images from ordinary to extraordinary.  The field locations present great panoramic views and are home to bobcat, bighorn sheep, as well as a stunning Joshua tree forest.  McChesney will end the class with his favorite tips and tricks on how to catch the special moments in the park with a camera. Bring your tripod (required) and enjoy a few days in the park.  A camping option at Black Rock Campground is available.  Sign up soon as the class size is limited to 12.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. Please enter the registrants name exactly as it appears in our membership database. If you are not a member you can become one here. Simply add membership to the cart and choose the discounted class in the options above.

Each participant is required to bring a signed Desert-Institute-Participant-Agreement.pdf to the class. Download it here.

 

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Additional Participants Take your photography to the next level with photographer David Jesse McChesney. In this workshop & field class, McChesney will focus on advanced techniques used to capture wildlife and desert landscapes. He will discuss numerous topics such as: methods to improve composition, how to maximize depth of field, use of foregrounds and backgrounds, how to control contrast, and utilize shadows. This two day field class will explore the peaks and valleys of the Quail Mountain Wilderness with a special session at Nolina Peak, where participants will learn how to turn desert images from ordinary to extraordinary. The field locations present great panoramic views and are home to bobcat, bighorn sheep, as well as a stunning Joshua tree forest. McChesney will end the class with his favorite tips and tricks on how to catch the special moments in the park with a camera. Bring your tripod (required) and enjoy a few days in the park. A camping option at Black Rock Campground is available. Sign up soon as the class size is limited to 12.

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