Sold Out! Contact us for more info on next year's workshop. Dark of the Moon - Night Photography Workshop in the Eastern Sierra


Join Harold Davis (author of the bestselling "Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques" and Steven Christenson (from Star Circle Academy) for a once in a lifetime adventure practicing night photography in the rugged and beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

  • Date: Sep 7 - 10, 2018
  • Destination: Lone Pine, Eastern Sierras, CA, USA
  • Genre: Night, Landscape, Adventure, Post-Processing
  • Skill Levels: All Skill Levels
  • Group Size: Max. 12
  • Special Feature: Workshop coincides with the low-light phases of the moon to maximize the possibilities of combining star circle photography with imagery of the incredible landscape.

Workshop Details

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Join award-winning photographer Harold Davis, author of the bestselling Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques, and distinguished night photographer Steven Christenson of Star Circle Academy for a once in a lifetime adventure practicing night photography in the rugged and beautiful Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California.

The workshop is timed to coincide with the low-light phases of the moon to maximize the possibilities of combining star circle photography with imagery of the incredible landscape. Harold and his associates will help with the technical aspects of field night photography, and post-production of night imagery.

Location

The workshop will be based in Lone Pine, California (please contact us for a recommended list of hotels in Lone Pine). The primary field location will be the fantastic Alabama Hills, located only a few miles from Lone Pine.

Workshop Approach

During the day, you will take advantage of the unique workshop location for photography.

Several photographic field sessions will explore the waterfalls below Mount Whitney and the rugged country to the east of Lone Pine. 3

Side trips to Manzanar and the Bristlecone Pines in the White Mountains are also a possibility, depending on group inclinations and weather conditions.

Sunrise photography on Saturday and Sunday is also a possibility, depending on conditions and group desires.

Classroom demonstrations will cover use of an intervalometer (interval timer), minimizing noise in long exposures, safety at night, post-processing night photos, and much more.

Itinerary

Friday, September 7, 2018

3PM Meet in Lone Pine

4-5PM Orientation, night safety, night photography overview

6PM Carpool to locations in Alabama Hills, Sunset & night photography

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Possibility for an early morning shoot

9-10AM Breakfast

10-12:00 Classroom: Night Photo presentation, previous night's shoot, interval shooting

12:00-12:45PM Lunch

1PM-3:00PM Field session (Whitney Portal, or to be determined)

3:00-5:00PM Free time

5PM Early dinner

6:00 PM Night photography.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Possibility for an early morning shoot

9-10AM Breakfast

10-12:00 Image review, night planning tools

12:00-12:45PM Lunch

1:00-5:00 Field session, location tbd

5:30-6:30PM Dinner

7PM - 11PM Night photography, stars and light painting

Monday, September 10, 2018

Possibility for an early morning shoot

8:00-9:00AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30AM Image review and Workshop wrap-up

Testimonials

“A great artist and speaker!”—W. Anglin

“Harold is genuine, generous, and gracious – He has a world of knowledge and expertise that he loves to share – his wonderful books show his monumental talents and skill set- his workshops shows the depth of his connecting with others in a very real and personal way.”—P. Borrelli

“Awesome! He patiently addressed questions from the audience which contained photographers of all levels , molding his answers to the level of understanding for each of us. His presentations covered a wonderful range of technical knowledge as well as emphasizing the need for images to have an emotional quality. The images he shares are breathtaking and he is generous in sharing many facets of how he captures such beauty.”—J. Phillips

“Not all photographers are good verbal communicators. Harold is someone who can DO and TEACH. A rare combination of talents.”—B. Sawyer

“Inspiring!”

“He was very giving of his talents and time. The course was very organized and thorough. Loved it! Learned so much! … I also wanted to let you know that I have more than paid the cost of the workshops I’ve done with you by selling some photos! I have sold three prints already.”—L. Beck

“Very creative and a marvelous instructor.”—Kay S.