Tuition: $1,599
Deposit: $500
February 4-7, 2021
November 4-7, 2021

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Four.

Basecamp: Primm Valley Casino Resorts, Primm, Nevada

Call: 702-386-7867 or book online:


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The Mojave National Preserve First Horizons Workshop

The Mojave National Preserve First Horizons Workshop is a 3-day full immersion, photography workshop that teaches a fundamental approach for the creation of landscape art photographs. Students learn creative capture and composition approaches, visualization fundamentals and how to express their feelings though a finished work. The workshop is small, intimate, collegial, and the instruction hands-on, with intensive field capture instruction at specific locations. Photographers create exceptional documentary images and then learn skills to complete visual narratives.

Upon their return home, students receive 3 hours of online post-production tutor training.

The Mojave National Preserve Landscape

Mojave National Preserve, the third largest National Park in the lower 48, is a land of desert wilderness, episodic rains, abandoned mines, and ghostly ranches. “Get Out There” in our 4-wheel drive vehicles to creatively explore 1.6 million acres of desert wilderness, roads less traveled, big skies, and the amazing ‘Mojave Light.’ Each capture session is an opportunity to visually interpret a land that is inexorably retreating into times past, one filled with solitude and peace. First Horizon photographers create visual studies over a wide topical range and learn specialized exposure concepts that will create photographic art from soft dunes, salt flats, and mountains of cinder cones. Experience a landscape in retreat as man’s once dominant hand fades into history.

Curriculum Assignments for Mojave National Preserve

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

Explore, Learn, Grow, and Share

Explore and Photograph: Ivanpah Range, Kelso Sand Dunes, The Mining Camps, OX Ranch, The Cima Corrals, Joshua Forest.


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.


Grow your landscape art photography: Learn Sky and Ground dominant compositions, and the navigation and previsualization approach for advanced visual resonance and harmony.


Share: Share ideas and experiences, with likeminded 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:

  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation
  • Field Means
  • In field Post-Production Classes
  • 3 Hours of Personal Online Tutoring when you return home

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp


Our Base Camp is at Primm Valley Casino and Hotel, Primm, NV (Visit Site) (Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, NV is off of I-15, 46 miles south of Las Vegas and 228 miles northeast of Los Angeles.)


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