Samy’s Photo school is proud to partner with National Park Photographic Expeditions to provide our students with exceptional Landscape Master Class Workshops in our nation’s most scenic national parks. Bob Killen and his staff of national park Artist-in-Residence instructors will help you access intuitive, reflective ways of working that will lead you to create great landscape images. These classes provide hands-on, mentored learning in the field and ample classroom time with your instructor to teach you a capture to post-production workflow (end to creative end workflow) using Lightroom and Photoshop.
Our National Park Photography Expeditions workshops include all local travel, instructor tuition, post-production classroom, course materials, post-class online support and meals in the field. All you need to do is arrive with your camera and laptop, and away you go to some of the most incredible photographic sites and professional hands-on training anywhere.
Mojave National Preserve, one of the newest National Parks and the third largest in the lower 48, is a land of desert wilderness, abandoned mines, and ghostly homesteads. Out here, rain is an episodic event, but solitude and peace abound every day. Climb aboard our 4-wheel drive vehicles, explore 1.6 million acres of desert wilderness, roads less traveled, and take advantage of the soft and slanted winter light. During your 5 days in the field, you will be capturing images from spots rarely seen by contemporary man and experience a land that is inexorably retreating into times past. Learn Master Level image capture techniques in the field and post-production workflow in our conference classroom. Perhaps the most significant experience of all is the time you share with colleagues who care about the land and creative landscape images.
Explore and Photograph: Ivanpah Range, Kelso Sand Dunes, The Mining Camps, Soda Lake and the Mojave Road, OX Ranch, The Cinder Cones
Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear
Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, Grand Scenics, intimate landscapes, detail structures, composition workflow, Expressive-personal project methods, Voice with tone, coloration, framing, and much more.
Learn End-to-End Post-Production Workflow for Landscapes: Develop Baseline images with Lightroom, dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, contrast and color methods, all with personal instruction.
*Workshop dates and basecamp locations are subject to change. Please check the website before enrolling in a workshop or contact us via phone or email.
You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.