Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop

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Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop

What is the ‘Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop’?
The Northern Coastline of California is primarily rugged, and affords some of the most majestic and powerful photographs of the mighty Pacific Coastline that you can get. More often than not, the waves are harsh and unforgiving; creating spectacular images of water, light, and crashing waves. The mountain ranges in the area are plentiful with massive old-growth redwoods and the panoramic vistas of the mountain ranges with fog creeping up through the valleys is breathtaking. All this, plus access to a historic ocean-front village dating back to the early 1800’s. a small fishing harbor, and access to an old orchard that still produces. And did we mention the wildlife? Deer, raccoons, possum, birds, fish, salamanders, and so much more. On this workshop, the task is to try to catch as much of all this as we can . . . in just 3 days! No shortage of photo opportunities here! If you are interested in strengthening your photography skills, shooting a variety of beautiful subjects, learning a bit about Lightroom, and having a great time, this is the workshop for you!

If you are interested in strengthening your photography skills, shooting a variety of beautiful subjects, learning a bit about Lightroom, and having a great time, this is the workshop for you! During the extended lunch break of the first day, your guide will also conduct a class in how to get the best out of your photographs using Lightroom.

What should I expect?

The Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop is a very special National Workshop, and is three days long, and has more diverse photo subjects than any other. This hike does not involve very much hiking at all. If your physical health is anywhere from ‘Not exceptionally energetic – I am a bit slower than normal, sometimes need to rest a bit’ to ‘Exceptionally fit’, you will fit right in. Especially if you have a passion to get exceptionally beautiful photography. This is not an area where Photography Tours go much at all; so you will be capturing some very unique photos.

This workshop is arranged so participants stay at one hotel for three nights. One lunch and one dinner are included. The Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop Booklet, which is sent to participants once they have booked and completed the necessary paperwork, contains a wealth of information and helpful hints on what to bring, etc.

Unlike the other National Workshops, the schedule for this workshop is not all early up and late to bed. We have one early morning, and we have a couple of evenings to capture the sunset, weather permitting. Otherwise, we concentrate mainly on regular hours. On the early morning, we spend the extended lunch time learning a bit about Lightroom.

We will provide you with a some snacks and bottled water during the Workshop day, one lunch on the first day, and one dinner on the last day.

 

 

EQUIPMENT:

Required:

  • A Digital SLR Camera. Because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you need to also have a reasonable knowledge of how to operate your camera in manual mode. Once you book the workshop, we will provide you with links to YouTube videos which will help you get to that reasonable level of skill in manual mode
  • A Tripod strong enough to support your camera with your heaviest lens on it. Again, because of the types of opportunities this workshop provides for photography, you will need to have your camera on a tripod for several important shots.
  • Extra batteries fully charged, and extra memory cards for your camera. One of the worst ‘sinking’ feelings is in the late morning or early afternoon out in the field when your camera warns you that your battery is dead of your memory card is full . . . and you do not have any replacements. Take it from us, it is an awful moment which can totally ruin your day. We know, we have experienced it! Come prepared, you will not regret it.

Recommended:

  • Lenses. We would also recommend a good long zoom lens, a good wide-angle lens, and any other lens you would be willing to pack around with you. There is such a diverse range of photographic opportunity here at New York State, you would not want to miss any of it!
  • Filters. UV Filters, one for each lens you bring, installed. ND filters for your longer lenses. In this environment, I highly recommend you bring adjustable ND filters which screw onto the front of your camera, and commonly have a range between 4-400.
  • Water Shoes
  • Good boots

Best:

  • For the best pictures possible, the full list of recommended things to bring will be on your Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop Information Booklet which we will send you soon after you book your trip.

 

Once you book your workshop, and complete the online questionnaire, we will email you your Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop Information Booklet which outlining what specifics you need to know about your particular workshop, more of what to expect, specifics on meeting locations, and what you need to bring. This workshop involves some easy hiking. Bring good-sturdy footwear, and be prepared to carry with you all the equipment you may need and a proper supply of water while walking or hiking. We use Camelbacks which carry our water supply and some equipment. As with any tour of this nature, please be sure you are prepared physically for the requirements of your particular workshop before committing.

David Westfall is usually your Coach/Guide. Once on-site, we will assist each participant in seeing photo opportunities, composition, and in setting your camera controls in such a way as to best capture quality photographs. Our efforts are to assist you to become comfortable enough in finding these photo opps and shooting them that you will ultimately feel more confident wherever you may be.

 

Schedule of Workshop Times

  • April 10th, 2018 to April 12th, 2018 with Lightroom class during lunch on April 10th
  • June 19th, 2018 to June 21st, 2018 with Lightroom class during lunch on June 19th

Northern California Coastline 3-day Photography Workshop

 

 

Below are some images from recent Workshops: (Click photos below to enlarge)

 

 

Journey In Common Photography Workshops – Northern California
Meet-up location to be arranged
(480) 250-2430
Service@JourneyInCommon.Com

 

Thank you again for joining us on this journey!  We really look forward to hearing from you.

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