Tuition: $2,199-$2,499
Deposit: $500
Dates: August 18-23, 2020 SOLD OUT
August 24-29, 2021

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Six.
4 full days of onsite photographic and post-production classes.

Basecamp: Best Western Rose Quartz Inn, Chester, California

Call: 530-258-2002 or book online:


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The Lassen Volcanic Master Class

The Lassen Volcanic Master Class is a 5-day full immersion, photography workshop that teaches an end-to-end workflow for the creation of landscape art. Students learn landscape capture techniques, creative composition approaches, atmospherics, visualization techniques and post-production methods that will allow them to express their subjective thoughts and feelings. The workshop is small, intimate, collegial, and the instruction hands-on, with intensive field capture instruction at specific locations. Photographers identify and then increase the emotional range of their work to create images that are a vision beyond documentation while gaining valuable insights into landscape thematics, mini-portfolio creation, environmental considerations, and visualization skills for the creation of landscape art photographs.

Upon their return home, students receive 5 hours of online post-production tutor training.

The Lassen Volcanic National Park Landscape

Lassen Volcanic National Park is perhaps the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It is a remote, nearly hidden land of jaw-dropping alpine lakes, steaming volcanic vents, splattering mud pots, boiling springs— and as you experience them, you know that the earth is not quiet. Master Class photographers create visual studies within the park’s signature volcano activity at Bumpass Hell and Boiling Springs Lake and learn specialized exposure concepts that will create photographic art from the sharp edges of volcanic rock against the soft edges of Sulphur clouds. Experience a landscape in renaissance as you capture images from the stark Redding Burn and then move on to quiet Lilly ponds that offer opportunities to find exquisite patterns and textures.

Curriculum Assignments Lassen Volcanic National Park

While we teach many of the same processes and creative approaches in all parks, each Master Class has a unique theme assignment. Master Class photographers receive proprietary assignments for each location, explore documentary, narration and navigation art approaches, and create mini portfolios of their work

Explore, Learn, Grow, and Share

Explore and photograph: Boiling Springs Lake, Conrad Meadow, Kings Creek Falls, The Redding Burn, Bumpass Hell and more.


Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre-Class Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Range Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, ND Filter applications, ETTR, Landscape Gear, dynamic bracketing, and more.


Learn end-to-end Post-Production Workflow for Landscape Art: Develop Raw images with Lightroom, explore the principles of image segmentation with Photoshop, extend image range with dynamic blending with Luminosity masks, scale contrast and color to govern emotional tone, and learn theme specific to tools for personal expression.


Grow Your Landscape Art Photography: Learn the Power of Image Visualization, Sky and Ground dominant compositions, thematics, the application of documentary, narrative and navigation art approaches and how to create images that are a Vision Beyond Documentation.


Share: Share ideas and experiences, with fellow photographers who will become lifelong friends.

You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.

Tuition Includes:

  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation
  • 5 Hours of Personal Online Tutoring

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp


Our Base Camp is at Base Western Rose Quartz Inn, Chester, California (Visit Site) (Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester, CA is off of CA-36, 101 miles southeast of Redding; 533 miles north of Los Angeles; and 165 miles north of Sacramento.)


You get to Best Western Rose Quartz Inn, and we’ll take it from there. Your instructor and guides will provide on and off-road transportation to all areas.