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.
One of the Top Landscape Photography Workshop Values in America!
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.
Point Reyes National Seashore
First Horizons Workshop
July 19-22, 2018
Thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands, expansive sand beaches grace the coastline then fold back to open grasslands before lifting higher into the brushy hillsides and forested ridges. Wisps of fog wash up on coastal hills, and Tule elk roam in gold and green meadows. Jutting dramatically out into the blue Pacific, the 70,000-acre Point Reyes National Seashore is home to 1500 plant and animal species with 80 miles of pristine coastline.
Point Reyes’ diversity is a perfect location for a National Park Photography Expeditions First Horizons class. The variety of subjects and compositional opportunities present incredible teachable moments for developing landscape photographers. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. This 3-day class follows the light and explores Lighthouses, lagoon walks, miles of secluded beaches, historic ranches and ocean skylines.
Explore and Photograph: Alamere Falls, Phillips Burton Wilderness, Drakes Beach, Kehoe Beach, Chimney Rock, Point Reyes Lighthouse, Morgan House Ranch and more.
Learn Tools and Techniques: 17 composition points; work the scene/work the camera, Pre/post-Focus Point Discussions, Professional Stack Focus Techniques, light follow capture techniques, fundamentals of night work and more.
Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Learn Sky and Ground dominant compositions, and the navigation and previsualization approach for advanced visual resonance and harmony. Explore methods for selecting and managing hard and soft light landscapes, and how to maximize the value of water motion. Master a workflow based upon previsualization principles that will allow you to move from the literal to the expressive for personal projects.
Here, First Horizons Students learn the fundamentals of grand scenic compositions, intimate landscapes, and details. We will grow your composition skills and prepare you for the next steps in landscape art.
Dates: July 19-22, 2018
(Includes field meals, backcountry transportation, tuition, and course materials.)
Deposit: $500 (See terms and conditions)
Basecamp: TBD, Inverness, California
Learn More: www.nppemasterclass.com