Perhaps the most important experience of all is the time you will share with colleagues who care about the land and creative landscape photography.
This 2.5-day course is inclusive of field capture, landscape art composition, basic previsualization, and the vision beyond documentation elements. First Horizon Photographers gain valuable insights into landscape composition, essential landscape camera techniques, and preparatory prevision concepts for future post-production. There are ample field lectures, hands-on lessons, plus many hours of capture time with an instructor by your side to help you learn new tools, techniques, and develop a visual voice that matters.
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. (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.)
Equipment and Prerequisites
- DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
- Lenses; you can use any lens combinations of your choice or even a single lens, but we recommend a wide angle zoom such as 16-35, a mid-range zoom of 24-70, and an intermediate telephoto of 70-200.
- Tripod with ball head
- Camera backpack
- Lens cleaners
- Extra batteries
- SD and CF cards
You must have a basic operating knowledge of your camera and a passion to learn.
Mojave National Preserve
Explore and Photograph: Ivanpah Range, Kelso Sand Dunes, The OX Ranch, Cima Store and the Evening Star Mine. Travel with us in 4X4 vehicles on roads less traveled
Learn Tools and Techniques: Pre/post-Focus Point Tutorials, Stack Focus Techniques, Dynamic Capture, Lens choice and its compositional effects, Landscape Gear
Learn the Art of Landscape Photography: Sky and Ground dominant compositions, Figure and Ground the fundamentals of extending emotional range, Art Photography approaches, composition workflow, and much more.
You’ll benefit tremendously from our guidance, advice, lectures, demonstrations, and reviews, as we help take your photography to the next level.
Our Base Camp is at Primm Valley Casino and Hotel, Primm, NV (Visit Site) — Yes, we know it is a casino, but it is the best facility for our work and only 35 minutes from our first capture point. The rooms are quite comfortable; the food options are great with 24-hour facilities. You will be issued a discount code after registration, and each student books his/her room.
You pay for all restaurant meals. Field lunches, snacks, water, coffee, etc. are included in your tuition.
Special Food Needs: If you have a special diet issue, please notify us in writing 30 days in advance of the Master Class.
Bob Killen, ACE, ACI, National Park Service Artist in Residence
Myra Holt, MFA
Tom Lowe, National Park Service Artist in Residence