First Horizons Mojave Workshop

DATES:

March 22-25, 2018 November 8-11, 2018

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Four. 3 days of onsite photographic classes.

BASECAMP:

Primm Valley Casino Resorts, Primm, Nevada

A special group rate has been established at Primm Valley Casino Resorts, if you chose to book another hotel please see the list below. Call: or book online: www.primmvalleyresorts.com.

Please make your reservations early. Rooms fill fast in this national park area!

TUITION:

$999

DEPOSIT:

$500

(See terms and conditions)

Mojave National Preserve

March 22-25, 2018 November 8-11, 2018

Summary: Mojave National Preserve, one of the newest National Parks and the third largest in the lower 48, is a land of desert wilderness, abandoned mines, and ghostly homesteads. Out here, rain is an episodic event, but solitude and peace abound every day. Climb aboard our 4-wheel drive vehicles, explore a desert wilderness of roads less traveled, and take advantage of the warm fall light. During your two days in the field, you will be capturing images from spots rarely seen by contemporary man and experience a land that is slowly and inexorably retreating into times past. First Horizon classes teach you to see and capture landscapes with creative camera composition techniques that will make an immediate difference in your approach, and you will learn to develop a vision beyond documentation.

Tuition Includes:

  • Field Meals
  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp

Only 7 seats left!

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.

Point Reyes National Seashore

DATES:

July 19-22, 2018

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Four. 3 days of onsite photographic classes.

BASECAMP:

TBD, Inverness, California

Please make your reservations early. Rooms fill fast in this national park area!

TUITION:

$999

DEPOSIT:

$500

(See terms and conditions)

Point Reyes National Seashore

July 19-22, 2018

Summary: Thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands, 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 class. The variety of subjects and compositional opportunities present incredible teachable moments for developing landscape photographers. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. This 3-day class follows the light and explores Lighthouses, lagoon walks, miles of secluded beaches, historic ranches and ocean skylines. Here, First Horizons Students learn the fundamentals of grand scenic compositions, intimate landscapes, and details. We will grow your composition skills and prepare you for the next steps in landscape art.

Tuition Includes:

  • Field Meals
  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp

Only 7 seats left!

First Horizons Sequoia Workshop

DATES:

September 6-9, 2018

Arrive on Day One for evening orientation — Depart for home on Day Four. 3 days of onsite photographic classes.

BASECAMP:

Sequoia Comfort Inn, Three Rivers, California

A special group rate has been established at Sequoia Comfort Inn and Suites, if you chose to book another hotel please see the list below. Call: 559-561-9000 or book online: www.sequoiahotel.com.

Please make your reservations early. Rooms fill fast in this national park area!

TUITION:

$999

DEPOSIT:

$500

(See terms and conditions)

Sequoia National Park

September 6-9, 2018

Summary: Sequoia National Park is a dramatic landscape of giant Sequoia Trees, rugged foothills, deep canyons, and thundering waterfalls that spill off glacial rock. For the landscape photographer, this is a land of Majestic Scenes that provide a plein air classroom for a visual study of light and shadow among the big trees. In this First Horizon Class, you will learn specialized exposure concepts that will create photographic art from the lay of giant fuzzy shadows among the halos of twinkling sunlight. Short hikes position our students to explore rushing streams and waterfalls and learn to compose them in splashing detail as well as using 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 sunrise in the Mineral King Mountains.

Tuition Includes:

  • Field Meals
  • Discount Lodging Assistance
  • All Local Ground Transportation
  • Training Documentation

Tuition Excludes:

  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Transportation to and from Basecamp

Only 7 seats left!

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.