As you know, we’ve been putting together a 2 week destination workshop where we will travel west photographing all of the beautiful sites we can take in between Kansas City and San Francisco. But, in response to some feedback we’ve been getting from our interested photographers and hobbyists just like you, we’ve decided to make some changes. Just to highlight the big ones; the trip will now be one week, we’ll be flying rather than driving and the cost of the trip has been cut drastically. Do these changes make you want to join us? If so, check all the details below and get with me, Dave Bryan (contact info below), ASAP to reserve your seat! Looking forward to seeing you there!
Yosemite/ Monterey Bay/ Big Sur Workshop
Date: 12/06/2011 – 12/11/2011
Start Time: Meet at noon December 6 at Yosemite, exact location to be determined.
End Time: noon December 11
Cost: $895.00 per person
Maximum participants, 8, and the minimum for the trip is 4.
Contact: Dave Bryan, reallyclassglass.com, 913-908-4879, email@example.com
Tentative schedule follows:
December 6, meet at noon in Yosemite. Your photo destination adventure begins.
December 6-9, Yosemite
December 9, afternoon; travel to Monterey Bay
December 10-11, Monterey Bay/Big Sur
The fee includes the use of reallyclassglass.com professional Nikkor super telephoto lenses and Really Right Stuff, tripods and ball heads. Lenses include the 600 mm F4.0, 400mm F2.8, 300mm F2.8 and 200mm F2.0
We will concentrate on always photographing during the golden hours surrounding sunrise and sunset. Other photography time will concentrate on the hours around those key times. We will post process images or travel during the other hours.
Workshop leaders will assist in all phases of photography to include lens selection, pre visualizing the image, filters and aperture and shutter speed selection. Leaders are familiar with Adobe Lightroom 3 and Adobe Photoshop but do not consider themselves experts. Little time will be devoted to classroom instruction in post processing.
Participants will meet at Yosemite at noon on December 6 and travel together in a comfortable van.
Destination Workshop Investment: $895.00. The fee does not include food or lodging. Lodging choices during the trip will be national motel chains such as Super 8, Hampton Inn, Drury Inn, and Comfort Inns. Doubling up is encouraged to save money.
Deposit: A non refundable deposit of $300.00 is required to hold your spot. The fee, though not refundable, can be used toward a future destination workshop should a family emergency cause you to cancel. The deposit is due by November 21 and the balance will be deducted from your credit card on December 1.
All participants are required to sign a release of liability statement.
Local guides: Reallyclassglass.com feels it is important to maximize time photographing and not in searching for the best vantage points. Whenever financially prudent we will hire local photo guides familiar with the locations. Mark G, who works for Really Right Stuff, will guide us in Monterey and Big Sur. We are currently searching for a guide for Yosemite.
Monterey Bay and Big Sur……Carmel, Pebble Beach, Cannery Row, sea lions, pelagic and shore birds, 17 mile drive scenery, Monterey Bay Aquarium…what more needs to be said. The Weston Gallery in Carmel features the work of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, and prepares us for Yosemite. Mark G will guide us to some of his favorite photographic sites along Big Sur which stretches 90 miles south of Carmel from Point Lobos all the way to the Hearst Castle with 5000 foot mountains rising out of the Pacific Ocean.
Winter in Yosemite…special, quiet….beautiful. Snow….amazingly different images.
And did we say that all participants may use reallyclassglass.com professional Nikkor lenses as part of the fee?
Budding photographer? Experienced pro? Either way, Grand Canyon National Park and nearby Sedona, AZ are great places to hone in on your photography skills. That is why we have decided to incorporate these destinations in our upcoming Destination Photography trip this December.
The Grand Canyon was first set aside as a Federal Reserve in 1893. The, was designated a National Park in 1919; an astonishing 44,000 tourists visited that year. However, these days, five million annual visitors can’t be wrong!
Before it was the tourist destination that it is today, the Grand Canyon was home to 11 tribes and ethnic groups for nearly 12,000 years. Along with tourists and photographers, archaeologists have had a field day sifting through the artifacts – just imagine photographing in a place like this!
But where to take pictures? Our professional guides will help us find the most breathtaking locations for beautiful photographs, including the South Rim (heading down a couple hundred feet also offers a new perspective).
Just two hours away, Sedona’s stunning sandstones are calling for their share of attention. Located in northern Arizona, Sedona enjoys mild winters and summers; it’s no wonder why human snowbirds settle here. In the early days, the peach and apple orchards were all the rage. It wasn’t until the 1950s that the area began attracting tourists, vacationers, and retired folks.
Sedona has a multicultural history. In 1876, Anglo settlers arrived and forced the Yavapai and Apache tribes to move to a reservation 180 miles away… On foot… In winter. Some of them have since returned to the area and are able to maintain a distinct culture.
Now, Sedona is known as “Red Rock Country” for its sandstone formations. Surrounding the city are the whimsically-named monoliths: Coffeepot, Cathedral and Thunder Mountain. Who doesn’t want a picture of a Coffeepot that looks nothing like a coffee pot? Oak Creek Canyon, also just outside the city, is great for photography too.
Did this get your mouth watering? If so, contact Dave today (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get starting booking your seat for December’s adventure west. While traveling with Dave, the Image Maker of the American West, you’ll capture some of the most breathtaking views that Arizona and California have to offer; nothing will beat this experience.
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