Point Reyes National Seashore – Workshop

$300.00 1 day


Point Reyes National Seashore – Photography Workshop

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

From dramatic landscapes, seascapes, large and small wildlife Point Reyes National Seashore 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…

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

NOTE: During winter “Daylight Savings Time” hours are from 9am-Sunset

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

Topics include:

  • Discuss types of equipment & accessories plus Camera setup suggestions
  • 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: In addition to your DSLR, Mirrorless or Micro Four Thirds camera I suggest you bring

  • Lenses – a selection of wide angle (16mm + ), telephoto (300-400mm + ), macro and If you have a teleconverter to add to your telephoto lens
  • Filters – circular polarizer, graduated Neutral Density, and a 10 stop Solid Density filter (optional)
  • Tripod
  • Backpack or other carrying bag for your gear.

Limited to 6 participants

If you are Alumni enter – alumni 20 – at checkout Coupon box

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