Fall Weekend in the Eastern Sierras
Oct
5
to Oct 7

Fall Weekend in the Eastern Sierras

Fall reaches the Sierras before it reaches the Bay Area. We will be based in the Mammoth Lakes/Bishop area. We will travel via Yosemite and will pass through Yosemite Valley in the afternoon and Tuolumne Meadows in the very late afternoon. We will visit alpine lakes on the other side. We may also visit: Bodie Ghost Town, Mono Lake, Bristlecone Pines, Devil's Postpile, etc

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Wine Country in Early Fall
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Country in Early Fall

We will concentrate on the color that is starting to happen at this time, we may also photograph the surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands found in this region. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.

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Wine Country in Early Fall - Weekday
Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

Wine Country in Early Fall - Weekday

We will concentrate on the color that is starting to happen at this time, we may also photograph the surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands found in this region. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.

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Wine Country in Fall
Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Wine Country in Fall

We will focus on the color that should be well under way at this time, we may also photograph the surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands found in this region. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.

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Wine Country in Fall - Weekday
Nov
8
11:00 AM11:00

Wine Country in Fall - Weekday

We will focus on the color that should be well under way at this time, we may also photograph the surrounding natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands found in this region. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.

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Fall in Yosemite - 3 Day
Nov
12
to Nov 14

Fall in Yosemite - 3 Day

Yosemite Valley is always beautiful, but this is a particularly good time of the year to photograph it. The crowds are much smaller than Summer, "fall color" dots the valley, and the weather is usually pleasant. We will mostly be in Yosemite Valley, but we may go to Glacier Point, Mariposa Grove, or Tuolumne Meadows as well.

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Wine Country in Late Fall - Weekday
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Wine Country in Late Fall - Weekday

The colors should be well under way. There may be yellow, orange, red, and even some green. We may also photograph the natural landscape such as the woods, hills and wetlands in this region. The weather can range from a sunny cloudless day to steady rain this time of year. We will mostly photograph near our vehicles and drive on good roads.

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Sonoma County Backroads
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Sonoma County Backroads

For the last workshop of the year, with the dramatic wine country color behind us, we can concentrate on other beautiful aspects of Sonoma County. We take backroads and explore areas that most people never see. We will focus on rural and natural features. We could photograph misty mountains, vineyards, forests, as well as old buildings and maybe even the sea.

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Sonoma County Backroads - Weekday
Dec
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sonoma County Backroads - Weekday

For the last workshop of the year, with the dramatic wine country color behind us, we can concentrate on other beautiful aspects of Sonoma County. We take backroads and explore areas that most people never see. We will focus on rural and natural features. We could photograph misty mountains, vineyards, forests, as well as old buildings and maybe even the sea.

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Bowling Ball Beach & Point Arena - September
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Bowling Ball Beach & Point Arena - September

This workshop is timed to take advantage of the tides in conjunction with the sunset to allow for good conditions for photographing this beach. The weather should be pleasant and mild. We are leaving earlier than usual due to travel time. We will stop at Point Arena Lighthouse before going to Bowling Ball Beach, and we may photograph around Salt Point or Sea Ranch before or after our stops in Mendocino. We may photograph until after nightfall during the "blue hour", depending on conditions.

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West Marin and Point Reyes - July
Jul
15
2:30 PM14:30

West Marin and Point Reyes - July

Point Reyes covers quite a bit of territory. We may photograph both inside and outside of the park. The subject matter we may photograph includes forests, beaches, old buildings and plant and animal life. We will visit the best places to photograph during this time of year, based on the time of day and weather conditions. 

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West Marin and Point Reyes (Weekday) - September
Jun
20
1:30 PM13:30

West Marin and Point Reyes (Weekday) - September

Point Reyes covers quite a bit of territory. We may photograph both inside and outside of the park. The subject matter we may photograph includes forests, beaches, old buildings and plant and animal life. We will visit the best places to photograph during this time of year, based on the time of day and weather conditions. 

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Early Spring in Wine Country
May
6
1:30 PM13:30

Early Spring in Wine Country

Spring will be in full force at this point. The vineyards will be in various shades of green and many flowers will be blooming as well. In the late afternoon, we may find vistas of vine covered hills bathed in "rim light". It is a very good time to photograph vineyards, and the itinerary will maximize our ability to capture great scenes.

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Winter in Wine Country
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Winter in Wine Country

After fall, winter is actually one of my favorite times to photograph wine country. There are hints of color everywhere at this point, and the structure of the vineyard supports and oak trees make for great photographs. We will follow a pre-scouted itinerary for the best possible photographs at this time of year.

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Early Winter in Wine Country
Feb
4
11:30 AM11:30

Early Winter in Wine Country

After fall, winter is actually one of my favorite times to photograph wine country. There are hints of color everywhere at this point, and the structure of the vineyard supports and oak trees make for great photographs. We will follow a pre-scouted itinerary for the best possible photographs at this time of year.

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Death Valley & the Eastern Sierras
Jan
2
to Jan 8

Death Valley & the Eastern Sierras

Death Valley is the largest national park in the continental United States. You could easily drive for hundreds of miles within the park boundaries, while looking for good spots to photograph. In this workshop, I can take you directly to these places. After a few days in the relative warmth of the desert, we will go north on one of my favorite roads in California, Highway 395. We'll follow in the footsteps of Ansel Adams at many of the places we visit.

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Capturing the Spirit of Point Reyes
Nov
18
to Nov 20

Capturing the Spirit of Point Reyes

This class will be taught under the auspices of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and their Field Institute. We will stay the entire weekend in the park photographing a wide variety of environments. What we photograph will depend on the weather. I will also talk a lot about capturing the "spirit" of things and not just their surface. You will register for this course through the PRNSA website.

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