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Night Photography in the Big Sur Landscape with Harold Davis

Night Photography in the Big Sur Landscape with Harold Davis

When: Friday, August[masked] - Sunday, August 3, 2014

Where: Los Laureles Lodge, in the Boronda Room

313 W Carmel Valley Rd

Carmel Valley, CA 93924

Sponsored by: Center for Photographic Art (CPA), Carmel, CA

Cost: $400 for members of CPA; $450 for non-members.

Information, Curriculum and Online Registration: Please use this link for more information and registration,


Workshop Description:

In a letter to his brother Theo, the great artist Vincent van Gogh wrote, “It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day.” Van Gogh was ahead of his time in so many ways.

Night covers the globe half the time. The spectacular colors of the night are created by light waves in spectrums that are invisible to the naked human eye. With the advent of digital sensors that can record these light waves, photographic opportunities are as exciting at night as they are during the day. For the first time we can truly “see” the world of the night around us after the sun goes down.

Join night photographer Harold Davis—creator of the Digital Night website and author of Creative Night: Digital Photo Tips & Techniques—as he explores with workshop participants the freedom of the night in the glorious surroundings of Big Sur and Carmel on the Monterey Peninsula.

Classroom sessions will include critiques of participant work and demonstrations of night photographic post-production Photoshop techniques including multi-RAW processing, stacking, layering, and LAB enhancements.

Workshop attendees will learn to make beautiful night landscapes together while enjoying the spectacular scenery from a unique perspective. You will leave the workshop with great images and the skills to capture the world of the night while others sleep.

About the Instructor Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an internationally known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many photography books. His most recent titles are The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit), Monochromatic HDR Photography (Focal Press) and Creative Night: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley Publishing).

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold is a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold’s work is widely collected, licensed by art publishers, and has appeared in numerous magazines and other publications. His black and white prints are described as “hauntingly beautiful” [Fine Art Printer Magazine], and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” [Popular Photography].

Harold’s “technique and destination” photography workshops to such diverse locations as Paris, Heidelberg, and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the Eastern Sierra Nevada are widely popular and usually sell out quickly.

You can learn more about Harold Davis and his work on his website

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  • barb

    sorry i just noticed that my rsvp showed going, but I had to withdraw more than a month ago due to a family issue. I had already contacted CPA and was removed from the class. I hope that you got that message and I hope that you do this class again. It sounds great. Thanks Barb

    July 29, 2014

  • Harold D.

    This workshop is FULL. Please only RSVP 'Yes' if you have already registered with CPA. Thank you for your understanding.

    July 28, 2014

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