|Point Reyes National Seashore Park is a land of thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands, and 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 Workshop. The variety of subjects and compositional opportunities present incredible teachable moments for developing landscape photographers. The class will explore and photograph along backcountry roads, which will take you to remote and stunning locations during the golden hours and at other times when polarizing and neutral density filters can make a creative difference.|
You will work in selected backcountry locations and learn landscape art visualization, creative approaches to sky and ground compositions, light atmospherics, and our’ work the scene-work the camera’ methods to capture and express your subjective thoughts and feelings. We provide lectures and instructions for the application of documentary, narrative, and navigation landscape art approaches. Masterclass students capture grand scenic, intermediate, and detail compositions with professional methods such as Stack Focus, Dynamic Range Capture, Lens Choice, ND Filter applications, ETTR, Landscape Gear Management, and more.
In the class conference room, you will learn an end-to-end post-production workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to increase your work’s emotional range. You will learn foolproof methods with an instructor by your side to develop raw images, image segmentation, Lightroom luminosity and color techniques, color grading, tone principles, insights into landscape thematics, and how to create images that are ‘beyond the lens.’
Upon your return home, you will receive three hours of online post-production training. This is a one-on-one program to help you complete selected images from the Field and expand your ability to visualize the final image.
Our First Horizons Photography Workshops are small, intimate, collegial, and instruction is hands-on. Within your class, you will share ideas and experiences with fellow photographers who will become lifelong friends. We know that you will benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews as we help you take your photography to the next level.
Our Base Camp is at the Tomales Bay Resort & Marina at 12938 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937 (Visit Site) (Tomales Bay Resort & Marina is 48 miles North from San Francisco, California along Hwy. 101.)