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Are you craving adventure? Do you have a passion for photography? Do you want to unlock your creative side? If so, Kenneth & Ryan, are excited and ready to help you tap into your potential with a fresh perspective – providing you the tools needed to blast your photography to a whole new level. These mystical mountains provide ever-changing conditions and the perfect canvas – fiery sunsets and brilliant night skies! Yessss!

Have you ever wondered how to frame your photos to capture the true beauty of nature? Do you want to shoot the night stars in all their glory? Do you love chasing the light to create the perfect image? These happen to be some of our favorite aspects of photography. Teaching YOU is our passion!

We’ve found that smaller groups are much more effective for teaching these skills. Having two instructors allows us to give endless personal attention. This ensures you receive plenty of one-on-one guidance to learn, grow your craft, and take unique images you’re proud to share.

 
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This workshop is a photography workshop and so much more. You’ll learn how to take advantage of any condition and return home with amazing memories and professional quality images. It is also about connecting with like-minded creatives and convening with nature. You’ll experience the magic of the Alabama Hills, desert night skies, colorful sunsets – all while expanding your passion for photography.

 
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TRIP DATES

May 15 - may 17, 2020

 
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GROUP SIZE

limited to extremely small group size of 6

 
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DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Beginner - advanced


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Our goal is to leave you feeling confident, motivated, and passionate about your photography as well as new ideas and a fresh perspective. We teach simple and actionable techniques to scout out incredible compositions and the process of how to approach and execute unique photos in any environment. The classroom portion will teach you a combination of Lightroom and Photoshop workflows and tips so you can create powerful images. We decided to keep the group small and intimate, thus allowing us to focus and give you much more access to the instructors and one-on-one attention. Both instructors will always be with the group providing thoughts and real time critique as the light changes from sunset to enchanting night skies.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Planning your shoots

  • Scouting and gauging conditions

  • Composing an image to grab the viewer’s attention

  • Composing an image with a person in frame to show scale and tell a story

  • How to shoot with a plan for editing

  • Choosing the right gear for the job

Capturing your image

  • Histogram - how to read for perfectly exposed images

  • Exposure control - how to use ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed in different scenarios

  • Focusing at night to capture pin sharp stars

  • Long Exposure - how to capture blue hour and water motion blur

  • Stacking for Noise Reduction - how to shoot with a plan to stack

Bringing the image to life

  • Lightroom and Photoshop - learn our post-processing workflow

  • Edit Blue-hour Blends

  • Star-stacking - how to edit starry night skies with the stacking technique

  • Build Social Media Presence - how to maximize engagement


WHAT IS INCLUDED?

 
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All Accommodations

We will provide you with a breathtaking campsite, comfy tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad for a cozy weekend under the stars

 
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All Photo Instruction

From the clicks outside to our informative classroom session. We will teach you techniques on how to capture a better image and our unique work flow in Lightroom and Photoshop

 
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Portfolio Feedback

Personalized and honest feedback from a 1-on-1 session with both instructors. We will review your top images and give honest feedback on how to improve in camera shots and personalized editing tips

 
 
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Social Media Insights

instagram and growing your social media has been a huge interest for many. we will be touching on the ever changing algorithm of InstaGram and how to successfully grow your presence as a photographer in the world of social media

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

 
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Transportation

flights and car transportation are not included

 
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Meals/Snacks

meals will often be on the go as we chase light and conditions, you will be responsible for your own food

 
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Travel Insurance

with any trip/adventure, it is recommended you have travel insurance, especially for medical emergencies

 

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ITINERARY

This workshop will have a flexible itinerary that will allow us to take advantage of the best conditions, since some of the locations are heavily dependent on weather conditions.

The cost of this workshop is $1,399 with a deposit of $399 to reserve your spot.

Space is limited and filling up quickly on a first come, first serve basis. With two photography instructors present for the duration of the workshop, you will have plenty of opportunity for 1-on-1 instruction to improve the skills you feel you need to work on!

 
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* please read the workshop F.A.Q. section to learn more about cancellation policies or if you have any other questions.