Photograph Wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert

What: Wildflower Photography in the Anza-Borrego Desert

When: Sunday March 10, 2013 at 3PM until Friday, March 15 at 10AM

Where: Anza-Borrego Desert, Borrego Springs Resort

Workshop will be limited to 16 participants.

This workshop is almost full, please call (415)[masked] x 373 to register or for the waiting list.

Desert Bloom: Spring Wildflowers in the Anza-Borrego Desert March 10-15, 2013

After you have registered, you can RSVP YES here. Please do not RSVP YES unless you have already registered.

The workshop is sponsored by Point Reyes Field Institute. Registration is only through Point Reyes Field Institute, and Meetup does not reflect the registration for this workshop.

AFTER you have registered with Point Reyes, as one of the followers of this Meetup group please feel free let the rest of us know you are going by RSVP’ing here so we know who from THIS group is participating. Remember, this is not a complete list of attendees or part of the registration process---it is an option and you are just letting folk from this Meetup group know you are going.

Anza-Borrego is a target-rich environment, with wildflowers, dark-sky night photography, a spectacular oasis, and more. Anza-Borrego State Park is a World Biosphere Reserve & Largest Desert State Park in America.

The cost is $800 for Point Reyes National Seashore Association members (and $830 for non-members). This includes five nights accomodations at the Borrego Springs Resort & Spa, five lunches, and the Harold Davis photography workshop. Single room supplement is an extra $300.

Register by calling the Institute at (415)[masked] x 373.

Photographic subjects (daily, depending on conditions): Spring desert wild flowers, cactus flowers, botanicals, desert landscapes, desert plants, abandoned buildings and structures, golden hour, sunrises, sunsets, dark of the moon night skies (we will be visiting during the dark of the moon, also Borrego Springs is a dark night sky community), Palm Oasis, and the Pacific Crest trail.

Classroom Sessions: Previous day’s shooting review, night photography, post-processing, macro photography, flower photography, cactus flowers for transparency.

When:  Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 3PM through Friday, March 15, 2013 at 10AM

Where: Anza-Borrego Desert, California;

Workshop Description: There’s nothing more spectacular than the desert in bloom during the short season in mid-Spring. This five-day workshop will focus on the macrocosm as well as the larger eco-system of the desert. Highlights will include a visit to one of the few river oases to be found in North America via the Palm Canyon Trail.

You’ll come away from this workshop with photographic vistas of the desert spring, and spectacular macro photos of desert flowers in bloom, as well as a renewed appreciation for the beauty and complexity of the desert.

While it is never possible to be sure in advance when the Anza-Borrego wildflowers will peak since this depends on many variables, the dates of this workshop have been chosen to give us the best possible chance at photographing this glory of nature, as springtime in the Anza-Borrego State Park has aptly been described.

Besides botanical subjects, the photographic agenda includes strategies for capturing the stern but beautiful landscape of this unique desert environment, dark-sky night photography, and a number of excursions.

We will be based at the comfortable Borrego Springs Spa and Resort, where classroom discussions will cover field macro techniques, digital monochromatic photography, HDR, and individual coaching and critiques.

About Harold Davis: Harold Davis is a well-known digital artist and professional photographer. His workshops are popular and usually sell-out. He is the author of Creating HDR Photos: The Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Photography (Amphoto), Creative Black & White: Digital Photography Tips & Techniques (Wiley), The Photoshop Darkroom: Creative Digital Post-Processing (Focal Press) and many other books. He has been acknowledged as a Moab Master printmaker.

Includes accommodations for five nights (Sunday through Thursday nights) at the Borrego Springs Spa and Resort, with boxed lunches provided.  Workshop limited to 16 participants.

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  • Harold D.

    Desert wild flower report for the Anza-Boreggo Desert => http://www.desertusa.com/wildflo/ca_abdsp.html

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Greg E.

    Comet PANSTARRS may be visible by eye on or after 12 March and should be a good photographic target from the 12th on at sunset. Anyone want to take pictures of it? http://earthsky.org/space/comet-panstarrs-possibly-visible-to-eye-in-march-2013

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am registered for this workshop, but want to make sure it's a good fit. What level of knowledge/experience as a photographer should I have to attend?

    February 5, 2013

    • Harold D.

      Hi Kathy, this is a workshop without prerequisites other than a genuine love of photography (and wild places). You can expect to hone your skills no matter what your level. Of course, it is unrealistic to expect to come home with masterpieces if you are just starting out! Hope this helps. HD

      February 5, 2013

  • Ginny G.

    Looking forward to seeing the desert in the spring

    January 18, 2013

  • Greg E.

    I'm driving down and back from the SF Bay Area. I have room in my car for a couple of people.

    However...since this is a long trip I'd like to spend a few days going down and/or back to visit/photograph some other things (what is negotiable between those who go with me), possibly including:
    -- Death Valley
    -- Airplane museums
    -- Trona Tuffas
    -- Alabama Hills
    -- What would you like?

    Thank you

    January 15, 2013

  • Jack T.

    Are there any arrangements being made for individuals to book their rooms for extra nights. Been there maybe 20 times and there are still so many things to see.

    November 6, 2012

    • Gail Miller B.

      Harold, this is great news. I, too, will probably be interested in booking a night or two past the workshop.

      November 7, 2012

    • Greg E.

      How much will it be per night?

      January 15, 2013

  • Harold D.

    Since the workshop will be taking place in the dark of the moon, and Borrego Springs is a dark night sky community, expect some fun night photography! Desert wildflowers at night, anyone?

    December 5, 2012

    • Gail Miller B.

      This workshop is sounding better and better all the time. :-). Maybe star circles with desert wild flowers?

      December 5, 2012

    • Greg E.

      Great!

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in for night shots of flowers and anything else we can shoot at night. Really looking forward to this!

    January 10, 2013

  • Greg E.

    I've signed up through PRI also

    January 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be a completely new experience for me, I am looking forward to this!

    January 5, 2013

  • Jan H.

    My first event - it should be fun

    December 27, 2012

  • Judy T.

    Looking forward to the workshop!

    November 28, 2012

  • Elizabeth S.

    Harold -- I'm interested in this workshop. Please keep me on the list to be notified of any updates. Also, thank you for recommending Pressfield's book The War of Art. It has definitely been helpful.

    November 11, 2012

    • Gail Miller B.

      Hi Elizabeth. I'm interested in going also. Maybe we could ride down together. :-)

      November 11, 2012

    • Elizabeth S.

      Yes! Would be so much fun!

      November 11, 2012

  • Beverly

    Is the best way to get there to fly into LAX and then rent a car and drive to Borrego Springs? Also, how many people will be allowed to attend the workshop? Thanks much, Harold. :o)

    November 6, 2012

    • Harold D.

      Beverly, the workshop will be limited to 16 participants. I thinking flying to one of the LA or SD airports and renting a car would work (Burbank or John Wayne might work better than LAX). Personally, I am going to drive, it is 10-12 hours from the Bay area. I'll be going in advance of the workshop. Car pooling might really make driving the best option.

      November 6, 2012

    • Beverly

      Thanks Harold. Please add me to the list of folks to notify when registration opens.

      November 6, 2012

  • Gail Miller B.

    Hi Harold,
    This sounds great! Please keep me on the list to be notified when PR opens reservations.

    November 5, 2012

  • Ingrid L.

    Do you have any idea how much walking will be involved and on what type of terrain? Thanks, Ingrid

    November 5, 2012

    • Harold D.

      Hi Ingrid, the fairly gentle trail is not a hard surface, in fact some of it is along a sandy creek bottom. My guess is that you would have fun on the workshop, but it isn't realistic to think that it would entirely be accessible. HD

      November 5, 2012

    • Ingrid L.

      Thanks, Harold. That helps me a lot. I will keep an eye out for the official notification of the program. It sounds great. Ingrid

      November 5, 2012

  • Harold D.

    Please stay tuned for specific registration and cost information, I will post as soon as this is available.

    November 5, 2012

  • Angela

    Let me know too, please :)

    November 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really interested also, it sounds FABULOUS! But I will need to find out the cost....

    November 5, 2012

  • Kay S.

    Harold , I am interested...how do I make arrangements to hold a spot?
    And the cost is? Thanks, Kay from Chicago

    November 5, 2012

    • Harold D.

      Dear Kay: There is no way to hold a spot until Point Reyes Field Institute opens registration. Sorry about that. I will let you know as soon as it happens. I also don't know about the cost. PRFI has a mandate to keep costs as reasonable as possible, but it will include lodging (and many people want to visit the area in wildflower season). Thanks for your understanding. Harold

      November 5, 2012

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