Tuition: $2,499
Deposit: $500
Dates: February 9-14, 2020

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

Basecamp: Primm Valley Casino Resorts, Primm, Nevada

Call: 702-386-7867 or book online:


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The Mojave National Preserve Master Class

The 5-day Master Class focuses on landscape art photography with a visualization and previsualization workflow that exceed representational images to capture subjective thoughts and feelings. The workshop is small, intimate, collegial, and the instruction hands-on, with intensive field capture instruction in exceptional and well-researched National Park locations. Photographers identify and then increase their emotional range to create images filled with personal expression and finished works that are a vision beyond documentation. Students gain valuable insights into landscape thematics, mini-portfolio creation, environmental considerations, and visualization skills for landscape art compositions. Between field assignments, students learn an end to end workflow with Lightroom and Photoshop tools to help develop a personal visual voice.

Students receive 5 hours of individual online post-production training when they return home.

The Mojave 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.

Curriculum Assignments for Mojave National Preserve

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 share mini portfolios of their work.

Explore, Learn, Grow, and Share

Explore and photograph: Ivanpah Range, Kelso Sand Dunes, The Mining Camps, Soda Lake and the Mojave Road, OX Ranch, The Cinder Cones, Cima Crossing


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


Grow Your Landscape Art Photography: Learn the Power of Creative Visualization, Sky and Ground dominant compositions, capture to post (end-to-end) workflow, and expand your emotional range by creating images that are a Vision Beyond Documentation and more.


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
  • Post-Production Classes
  • 5 Hours 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.