• Joshua Tree Photo Workshop

    November 6-8, 2015

3-day Joshua Tree Photo Workshop

Our Joshua Tree photo workshop will help you forget the on coming snows of winter! Joshua Tree National Park contains two distinctly different environments because of its drastic elevation changes, giving it limitless photographic opportunities in in the Californian desert. Imagine the twisted forms of the “Dr. Seuss” Joshua Trees silhouetted against a star filled night sky. Or the texture laden, wind-sculpted shapes of granite boulders glowing yellow, then orange, then pink, as day slips to sunset allowing for multiple abstract compositions. All with moderate midday temperatures in an arid ecosystem, while northern parts of the U.S. prepare the snow plows.

This workshop will be an intensive three-day learning experience in one of the world’s most beautiful locations. Expect days of long, but enjoyable hours, photographing from early morning until sunset.

All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession. There will be informative lectures, image critiques and in-field lessons.

Instead of concentrating on f-stops and equipment, we will work on composition, imagination, and the control of every element in the image. Jay’s goal is to change the way you see and visual photographic expression.

Jay will work closely with all participants to ensure they come away with new skills and a tangible experience in the field, as well as inspiration to take their photography to the next level.

Desert Environments

Desert Environments

Desert Textures

Desert Textures

Desert Sunsets

Desert Sunsets

Desert Life

Desert Life

Itinerary (tentative based on weather and opportunity):

Joshua Tree Photo Workshop Day 1 - Thursday, November 5th

-Arrive into 29 Palms, California and join Jay for an orientation meeting at 8pm. We will gather at the 29 Palms Inn where Jay will be basing the classroom part of this workshop and also recommends it as a great lodging choice.

Joshua Tree Photo Workshop Day 2 - Friday, November 6th

Breakfast

-We begin this day with Jay’s compositional discussion entitled “Visualize – Ingredients for Successful Photographs”, this is where you will learn the nuances of composing powerful images based on design concepts that Jay has learned from his background and degree in Architecture.

Lunch Break

-Afternoon field session

Dinner Break

-Sunset field session into Night/Stars Session

Joshua Tree Photo Workshop Day 3 - Saturday, November 7th

-Sunrise field session

Breakfast

-Visualize Part 2 – Implementation

Lunch Break

-Afternoon field session

Dinner Break

-Sunset field session into Night/Stars Session

Joshua Tree Photo Workshop Day 4 - Sunday, November 8th

Breakfast

-Image critiques for participants reviewing concepts that were taught throughout the entire workshop

 

 

What’s Included:

  • Workshop instructor fees
  • Image critiques
  • Technique presentations
  • All field sessions and instruction in and around Joshua Tree National Park

What’s Not Included:

  • Your flight to and from 29 Palms, California
  • Travel to Lodging
  • Lodging in 29 Palms, California
  • Transportation in California prior to, during, and after workshop