|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 provides a plein air classroom for a visual study of light and shadow among the big trees.
You will learn exposure concepts to create photographic art from the lay of giant fuzzy shadows among the halos of twinkling sunlight. Short hikes will position you to explore rushing streams and waterfalls and learn to compose them in splashing detail with a smooth motion to reduce them to visual whispers. We will spend time juxtaposing plane and ground across a John Muir meadow and go eye to eye with a sundown that stretches as far as you can see from Moro Rock to San Joaquin Valley below.
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 5 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. You may also extend your one-on-one training for an additional fee.
Our Masterclass 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 Sequoia Comfort Inn and Suites, Three Rivers, California (Visit Site) Sequoia Comfort Inn and Suites in Three Rivers, CA is off of Highway CA-198, 88 miles north of Bakersfield; 199 miles north of Los Angeles; and 255 miles south of San Francisco.)