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Sequoia National Park Photography Expedition with Bob Killen and NPPE

August 14 - August 19
CA United States

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.

Join us!

Sequoia National Park

August 14-19, 2018

Sequoia National Park is a dramatic landscape of giant Sequoia Trees, rugged foothills, deep canyons, and thundering waterfalls that spill off the glacial rock. For the landscape photographer this a land of Majestic Scenes that provide a plein air classroom for a visual study of light and shadow among the big trees.

In this Landscape Master Class, you will learn specialized exposure concepts that will create photographic art from the lay of giant fuzzy shadows among the halos of twinkling sunlight. Short hikes position our students to explore rushing streams and waterfalls and learn to compose them in splashing detail as well as using smooth motion to reduce them to visual whispers. We will spend time juxtaposing ground and figure across a John Muir meadow, and learn how to capture the night sky with snow-capped mountains as reflective elements. Go eye to eye with a sundown that stretches as far as you can see from atop Little Baldy and do a full visual study of a controlled burn of Lodgepole Pines.

Explore and Photograph: The Giant Sequoia Forest, Great Burns, Moro Rock, Little Baldy, Mineral King, Crescent Meadow, Tokopah Falls, Night Skies, Sunset Rock

Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear, dynamic bracketing, angle horizons.

Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, managing complex shadow and highlight scenes, emotional range ideas for 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, specialized production sharpening for Sequoia images, 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.

Dates:                       August 14-18, 2017
Tuition:                     $1999
(Includes field meals, backcountry transportation, tuition, and course materials.)
Deposit:                    $500 (See terms and conditions)
Basecamp:              Sequoia Comfort Inn, Three Rivers, California
Learn More:           www.nppemasterclass.com
To Register:            http://www.nppemasterclass.com/product/sequoia-samys/
Start: August 14
End: August 19
Venue Name: Sequoia National Park
Address: CA United States
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Culver City
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Los Angeles
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Pasadena
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School San Francisco
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Santa Ana
Organizer Name: Samys Photo School Santa Barbara