Point Reyes National Seashore Photography Workshop

10 Mile Beach
Wreck of the Point Reyes
Tule Elk
Slow Motion Seas

“Point Reyes National Seashore”

8am to Sunset

*Late December thru mid-February is prime Elephant Seal viewing – a real treat!

Join me for a day at Point Reyes (An easy one hour drive north of San Francisco.) From dramatic landscapes, seascapes, large and small wildlife Point Reyes has it all. The weather always adds drama to your images be it thick fog or beautiful sunsets. Photo opportunities include the weathered lighthouse, beach scenes such as Drakes Bay’s beautiful “Cliff’s of Dover” type geography, sand dunes, and of course the old fishing boat wreck, the “Point Reyes”. We’ll also visit locations where your creativity can be your guide to great images.

Seasonal wildlife abounds in the area including raptors, marine animals such as elephant seals, creatures in tide pools, as well as the Elk herd (some of the largest wild animals west of the Rockies). We usually finish with a sunset shoot depending on weather…


Sunset At McClures-1

Sunset at McClures Beach


We will meet at 8 am at Seashore Headquarters – Bear Valley (Map) for introductions and briefing on the days activities.

NOTE: During winter “Standard Time” hours are from 8am-sunset

This workshop gives you a professional’s “In the field” techniques for getting stunningly beautiful photographs.

Topics include:

  • Discuss types of equipment & accessories
  • Composition
  • Long Exposures
  • Exposure & depth of field
  • HDR (High dynamic range)
  • Hyper focal technique & Focus Stacking
  • Panoramic multi image capture techniques
  • Conceptualization

You will be responsible for meals & transportation – we’ll carpool after we meet

Gear: I suggest you bring as long a focal length lens as possible, wide angle and macro lenses, polarizing filter, and graduated ND filters and 10 stop filter (optional). Tripod and backpack or other carrying bag for your gear.

Limited to 6 participants

If you are Alumni enter – alumni 20 – at checkout

If you are signing up more than one person enter – friends 10 – at checkout


Questions? Please contact me!

“If you want to rent gear – may I suggest”

J Günther Photography is a professionally operated and licensed California company. Staff are trained in first aid/CPR and when appropriate obtain permits necessary to conduct business in Federal, State and local jurisdictions.

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